Government And Politics

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

Oct 14, 2019

South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

China's September imports from US fall 20% amid tariff war

Oct 14, 2019

China's September imports from the United States fall 20.6% amid tariff war

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct 10, 2019

North Korea has threatened again to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests

Police: Indonesia's security minister wounded in stabbing

Oct 10, 2019

Police say a knife-wielding man has wounded Indonesia's security minister, a local police chief and another person in a western province

Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct 8, 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

Oct 5, 2019

All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell

Hong Kong teen protester shot by police to be charged

Oct 3, 2019

Police say criminal charges will be filed against the 18-year-old Hong Kong student who was the first victim of police gunfire in the pro-democracy protests

The Latest: Japan, Samoa PMs exchange jerseys, talk rugby

Oct 2, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Samoan counterpart Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi have taken a little time out from official business to talk rugby at the World Cup

South fires warning shots then fixes drifting N Korean boat

Sep 27, 2019

South Korea's military says it fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border, then it sent a navy mechanic to repair the drifting boat's engine so it could go home