Government And Politics

Malaysia's Mahathir says no timetable for handing over power

May 9, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his government's record on the anniversary of its election victory and reiterated he will hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim though he wasn't clear on when

Taiwan breaks ground on submarine shipyard to counter China

May 9, 2019

Taiwan has broken ground on a shipyard to produce 8 diesel submarines as a counter to China's growing military threat

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

May 9, 2019

Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says

Trade dispute with US a political challenge for China's Xi

May 9, 2019

Trade dispute with US a political challenge for Chinese leader Xi

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

May 9, 2019

North Korea has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches

Asian shares mostly lower amid jitters ahead of trade talks

May 9, 2019

Asian shares are mostly lower amid investor jitters ahead of the latest round of trade talks between US and China

Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

May 9, 2019

Final count in Thailand's 1st election since 2014 military coup left no party with a majority and the likelihood of legal challenges

China says it will retaliate if Trump does raise tariffs

May 9, 2019

China says it will retaliate if Trump does raise tariffs as threatened

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

Shares mixed after trade tensions spark Wall Street sell-off

May 8, 2019

World shares mixed after trade tensions spark Wall Street sell-off