Government And Politics

Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

Oct 31, 2019

Japan's justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week

China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Oct 23, 2019

China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct 23, 2019

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Thailand puts crimp in return plans of Cambodian opposition

Oct 23, 2019

Thailand has barred a top leader of Cambodia's opposition party from entering the country, casting doubt on plans for its exiled leaders return to their homeland against the Cambodian government's wishes

The Latest: Japan's emperor proclaims ascension to throne

Oct 22, 2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne

China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2019

China's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct 16, 2019

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious.

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

Oct 16, 2019

In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamored for her to resign

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct 14, 2019

Hong Kong police say a homemade remote-controlled explosive device intended to "kill or to harm" police officers was detonated during violent protests across the territory on Sunday

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

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