Arts And Entertainment

Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it

Jan 9, 2019

Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn

Japan emperor greets public in final New Year's appearance

Jan 2, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year's appearance before abdicating in several months

Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

Critique of Thai Miss Universe gown linked to royal insult

Dec 20, 2018

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Dec 17, 2018

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of state investment fund 1MDB

Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018

The Philippines' Catriona Gray has been named Miss Universe 2018, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec 13, 2018

Arrest of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn spurs speculation over corporate intrigue

Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

Nov 19, 2018

Taiwan's president has expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-independence director's speech ignited controversy in the mainland

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Nov 4, 2018

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges

Paraguay contestant wins, then swoons at beauty pageant

Oct 26, 2018

A Paraguayan pageant winner has swooned on stage after admitting the anticipation just before the announcement was unbearable