Government And Politics

Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim

China: Qualcomm plan 'has difficulty' resolving concerns

Apr 19, 2018

The Chinese government says Qualcomm Inc.'s plan for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors 'has difficulty' resolving concerns of anti-monopoly regulators

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan

Apr 19, 2018

China's military held live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence after moves by the U.S. to increase support for Taiwan's government

Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

Apr 19, 2018

Asian shares higher as optimism on global economy helps investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses

Apr 18, 2018

A U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

Apr 18, 2018

Global stocks have followed Wall Street higher despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute

The Latest: Mahathir says he would halt, review China loans

Apr 18, 2018

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will stop borrowing from China and review Chinese investments if his opposition grouping is elected in May 9 polls

Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life