Government And Politics

Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

Aug 8, 2018

Aid has begun reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts to find those buried in the rubble

Samsung plans $22 billion for artificial intelligence, autos

Aug 8, 2018

Samsung, affiliates to put $22 billion into artificial intelligence, autos

Philippine troops kill 2 suspected bomb couriers in south

Aug 8, 2018

The Philippine military says troops have killed two bomb couriers at an army checkpoint before the suspected Muslim militants could detonate the explosives in a crowded area in the restive south

China eliminates work permits in latest appeal to Taiwanese

Aug 8, 2018

Beijing has eliminated a requirement that Taiwanese citizens apply for permission to work in China in its latest appeal to the island's skilled young workers amid a diplomatic freeze between the sides

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

Aug 8, 2018

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022

Malaysia ex-PM pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

Aug 8, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat

China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

Aug 8, 2018

China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets

Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

Aug 8, 2018

Asian shares mostly higher after new US tariffs put on China exports

The Latest: Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering

Aug 8, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to new money laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

Aug 8, 2018

A Tokyo medical school has apologized after confirming it altered entrance exam scores to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors