Government And Politics

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Feb 18, 2019

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 18, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

Feb 18, 2019

World shares are mostly higher ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week

China accuses Washington of trying to block development

Feb 18, 2019

China accuses Washington of trying to block industry development after Pence calls Huawei and other telecom suppliers a security threat

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Feb 18, 2019

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

Feb 18, 2019

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight

Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

Feb 18, 2019

The head of Tokyo's government has declined to weigh in on the future Japanese Olympic Committee President Takeda

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Feb 18, 2019

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Feb 18, 2019

China's leaders want the country to have more children, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely

Thai party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rally

Feb 15, 2019

The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand has held its first rally in the capital, as campaigning heats up in the first election since a 2014 military coup