Government And Politics

Vietnam jails 2 more activists in stepped up crackdown

Apr 12, 2018

Courts in central Vietnam have handed down lengthy jail terms against 2 activists as the Communist authorities stepped up their crackdown on dissent

Takata acquired by Key Safety Systems, president resigns

Apr 12, 2018

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. says acquisition by Key Safety Systems complete, president resigning

Chinese politician accused of conspiracy admits to graft

Apr 12, 2018

A former Chinese political high-flyer who has been accused of plotting against the ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty to bribery in eastern China, the court said

Blast on truck carrying explosives in northern China kills 7

Apr 12, 2018

Seven people were killed and 13 injured when a truck carrying more than 5 tons of explosives blew up in northern China

Takata Corp., maker of defective air bags, says acquisition by Key Safety Systems is complete and its president resigned

Apr 12, 2018

Takata Corp., maker of defective air bags, says acquisition by Key Safety Systems is complete and its president resigned

Britain sends warships to Asia to monitor North Korean trade

Apr 11, 2018

A British warship has arrived in Japan to join international efforts to enforce sanctions on North Korea by monitoring any prohibited trading by the country at sea

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Former Indonesian general says he'll run for president again

Apr 11, 2018

Former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says he'll run for president in an election due next year, confirming an establishment challenger to current president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

Apr 11, 2018

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to North Korea later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing

New Thai charges filed against Russian sex guru, woman

Apr 11, 2018

Police in Thailand have filed new charges against a self-described Russian sex guru and a woman who claims to have evidence of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's election campaign