Government And Politics

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

Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

Sep 20, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

Sep 20, 2019

North Korea has praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Sep 19, 2019

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep 18, 2019

A Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ties of the Asian neighbors

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep 17, 2019

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep 16, 2019

North Korea says diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Sep 16, 2019

Hong Kong's government reiterated violence isn't the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails, blocked traffic and set fires

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country