Government And Politics

Indonesia to probe warehouse of ballots in Malaysia

Apr 11, 2019

Indonesia's Election Commission says it is sending officials to investigate after videos circulated online of thousands of voting papers for next week's polls scattered throughout a warehouse in neighboring Malaysia

4 dead, 2 missing in China aluminum ore train derailment

Apr 11, 2019

Chinese authorities say four people are dead and two more missing after a train carrying aluminum ore derailed in a central province

China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

Apr 11, 2019

China says trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken financial markets and darkened the world economic outlook

South Korean court rules nation's abortion ban is incompatible with the constitution, setting up an easing of the ban

Apr 11, 2019

South Korean court rules nation's abortion ban is incompatible with the constitution, setting up an easing of the ban

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Apr 11, 2019

Asian shares retreat as some Fed officials suggest data may tweak stance

Western diplomats deny Thai accusation of protocol breach

Apr 10, 2019

Western diplomatic missions have responded to charges from Thailand's foreign ministry that they violated protocol by observing a Thai politician being charged by police with sedition, calling the action standard diplomatic practice

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Apr 10, 2019

Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials

Philippines bans workers' deployment to Libya amid fighting

Apr 10, 2019

The Philippine labor secretary says the government has imposed a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya because of fighting between rival militias for control of the North African nation's capital

Hong Kong protest organizers free on bail before sentencing

Apr 10, 2019

A Hong Kong court has extended bail for 9 pro-democracy protest organizers awaiting sentencing for public nuisance convictions over the 2014 umbrella movement demonstrations

Indonesians wrestle with voting choices and giant ballots

Apr 10, 2019

When Indonesians vote in presidential and legislative elections next week, they'll be wrestling with choices affecting their country's future, and ballots as big as posters