Government And Politics

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

Oct 16, 2019

In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamored for her to resign

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct 14, 2019

Hong Kong police say a homemade remote-controlled explosive device intended to "kill or to harm" police officers was detonated during violent protests across the territory on Sunday

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