Government And Politics

Chinese spokesman says trade envoys 'preparing to travel to the United States' following Trump tariff threat

May 6, 2019

Chinese spokesman says trade envoys 'preparing to travel to the United States' following Trump tariff threat

Asian markets plunge after Trump threatens China tariff hike

May 6, 2019

Asian markets plunge after Trump threat of more tariffs on China

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an outcry

Thai king celebrates coronation with spectacular parade

May 5, 2019

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a spectacular public appearance in front of his countrymen, carried atop a golden palanquin by soldiers in ancient fighting uniforms in a procession through Bangkok's historic quarter

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

May 5, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un observed a live-fire drill of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons

The Latest: NKorea: Kim oversaw drills of rocket launchers

May 5, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un observed a live-fire drill of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons.

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

May 5, 2019

North Korean state media have showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons

Japan child population falls for 38th year, hits postwar low

May 4, 2019

Japan's government says the country's child population has declined for the 38th year in a row and now at a record low

Thai king is officially crowned, boosting his regal power

May 4, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been officially crowned in an elaborate centuries-old royal tradition that last happened seven decades ago

As coronation begins, Thai king's future plans still unclear

May 3, 2019

Ahead of the formal coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, what he will do with the power and influence of his status is still not clear