Government And Politics

Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

Feb 12, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Monday with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and other Thai officials on topics including neighboring Myanmar's persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and plans for elections in Thailand to end military rule

Indonesian woman dies in new maid abuse case in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018

An Indonesian maid who allegedly suffered injuries on her body and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with a family's dog has died in Malaysia, prompting calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers

China rebukes Sweden over case of detained bookseller

Feb 12, 2018

China says a Hong Kong-based Swedish man who sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders is under detention and suspected of leaking state secrets

Memorial service honors 17 Taiwan quake victims

Feb 12, 2018

The 17 people who died last week after a strong earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast have been honored at a memorial service, with attendees bowing their heads while placing flowers in front of photos of the victims

North Korea won Pyeongchang political gold, but what's next?

Feb 12, 2018

North Korea won the political gold medal at Pyeongchang just by showing up _ so what now?

N. Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics

Feb 12, 2018

North Korea's alpine skiing coach says it's an "honor" to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics though he doesn't expect much from any of his 3 athletes

Kim's sister ends Olympic visit, leaving South to mull offer

Feb 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un's sister is back in North Korea after three very prominent days at the Winter Olympics, hosted by archrival South Korea

As Olympics shift to sports, what on Earth just happened?

Feb 11, 2018

Let's review: A very odd political weekend in Pyeongchang comes to an end, and the actual Olympics take center stage _ for now, at least

UK's top diplomat meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Feb 11, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence

The Latest: Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea

Feb 11, 2018

A North Korean delegation led by a political princess is heading home after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she attended the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South