Government And Politics

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

Jan 21, 2019

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade, despite weaker Chinese growth data

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Jan 19, 2019

Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Jan 19, 2019

Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc have geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative at a meeting in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership

Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monks

Jan 19, 2019

Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan 18, 2019

Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Jan 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy's top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait

Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan 18, 2019

Global stocks rise on hopes for progress in settling U.S.-Chinese tariff war

ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

Jan 18, 2019

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have hewed to the practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar's Rohingya crisis and China's claims in the South China Sea

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan 18, 2019

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison

China, Germany promise closer financial cooperation

Jan 18, 2019

China, Germany promise to open markets wider to each other's banks and insurers in victory for Beijing amid tension with Washington