Government And Politics

Japan apologizes to forcibly sterilized people, vows redress

Apr 24, 2019

Japan's government has apologized to tens of thousands of people forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay them compensation

China charges former Interpol president with bribery

Apr 24, 2019

China has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes

Philippine president threatens to return garbage to Canada

Apr 24, 2019

The Philippine president has threatened to ship containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at the country's embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back waste that Filipino officials say was illegally shipped to Manila years ago

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr 24, 2019

A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprived him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr 24, 2019

With a private train and stretch Mercedes limousines, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels to summits in style

China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr 24, 2019

China tells US to stop 'unfounded hype' about technology theft after engineer, Chinese business partner charged with industrial spying

Hong Kong sentences leaders of 2014 democracy protests

Apr 24, 2019

A court in Hong Kong has handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests on charges of public nuisance offenses

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed building

Apr 24, 2019

Philippine police say investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and trapped dozens of people

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

Apr 24, 2019

Asian and African leaders plan to press Beijing to reduce debt burden of infrastructure initiative

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

Apr 24, 2019

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement