Government And Politics

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan 16, 2019

Malaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

Jan 16, 2019

Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

Jan 15, 2019

China is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler following a chilling of relations over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

Jan 15, 2019

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence

Belarus model arrested for Thai sex seminar pleads guilty

Jan 15, 2019

A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has pleaded guilty in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported

Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

Jan 15, 2019

Global stock markets are mostly higher after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown and trade war with the U.S.

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

Jan 15, 2019

Analysis: Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese telecommunications executive it detained last month

Singapore says it won't name hackers who targeted PM

Jan 15, 2019

Singapore officials say it isn't in the country's interest to nab _ or even name _ the perpetrators behind a cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records, including those of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

Jan 15, 2019

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been released after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license

China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown

Jan 15, 2019

China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown