Government And Politics

China says US treats Latin American like its 'backyard'

Apr 15, 2019

Beijing fires back at the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China's role in Venezuela as prolonging the crisis there

US Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa

Apr 15, 2019

A U.S. Marines commander in Japan is asking service people in the southwestern region of Okinawa to keep a low profile to show respect after a sailor allegedly stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself

Former Malaysian leader's corruption trial enters second day

Apr 15, 2019

The corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has entered a second day, with a central bank investigator taking the stand in the case involving the transfer of suspicious money into Najib's bank accounts

Malaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated

Apr 15, 2019

Malaysia's prime minister says a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Apr 15, 2019

Asian markets advance on signs that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations

Recovery falters in Indonesian city broken by quake disaster

Apr 15, 2019

Six months after Indonesia's Palu was ripped apart by an earthquake, tsunami and liquefying soil that killed thousands, a second crisis is looming as recovery efforts stumble

China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty

Apr 14, 2019

Japan's foreign minister says China and Japan have the opportunity to "take charge of the economic field" during a time of worldwide uncertainty

Philippines: US DNA tests confirm death of IS-linked leader

Apr 14, 2019

Philippine officials say U.S. DNA tests have confirmed the death of a Muslim militant leader who helped lead the 2017 siege of southern Marawi city and was regarded as crucial to helping the Islamic State group gain a foothold in the region

Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

Apr 14, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China