Government And Politics

Police: 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

Sep 26, 2019

Indonesian police say two people have died in violent demonstrations by students against a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency

Police secure stadium ahead of Hong Kong leader's town hall

Sep 26, 2019

Riot police are securing a stadium in Hong Kong for a town hall session by embattled city leader Carrie Lam aimed at cooling down months of protests for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory

Spokesman: China has made deals to buy US soybeans, pork

Sep 26, 2019

China says importers agree to buy American soybeans and pork ahead of October trade talks

Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese automakers have urged government officials for further effort to improve their business environment after their government signed a trade deal with the US in which auto tariffs remain in effect

Fears grow in South Korea as tests confirm more swine fever

Sep 25, 2019

South Korea's African swine fever crisis is intensifying with lab tests confirming the fifth case since last week from an island near its border with North Korea

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia's Papua

Sep 24, 2019

The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after more bodies were found under burned buildings

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

Seoul: US-N Korea nuke talks will likely resume in 2-3 weeks

Sep 24, 2019

South Korea's spy agency says that nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

Sep 22, 2019

Hong Kong braces for another day of protest after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and 40mm rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep 20, 2019

A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from Indonesia's forest fires is affecting some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks