Government And Politics

Japan journalist freed from Syrian captivity says he's safe

Oct 24, 2018

A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria says he is safe in neighboring Turkey

Malaysian ex-PM and 2 ex-officials face new graft charges

Oct 24, 2018

Malaysian's anti-graft agency says ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak and two former high-ranking officials will face new charges of criminal breach of trust

No US high-ranking officials to attend China investment fair

Oct 24, 2018

The U.S. says it will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, in a move underscoring worsening trade friction between the world's two largest economies

World markets mixed as investors monitor earnings

Oct 24, 2018

World markets are mixed as traders mull the impact of tariffs on corporate America after big industrial companies admitted they were facing rising costs.

Asian markets mixed as US businesses caution against tariffs

Oct 24, 2018

Asian markets mixed as US businesses caution against tariffs in earnings reports

Abe vows to bolster ties with China day before Beijing trip

Oct 24, 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between Japan and China in a policy speech the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in 7 years

Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

Oct 23, 2018

Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey

Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese journalist missing in Syria has been released and is in Turkey

Oct 23, 2018

Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese journalist missing in Syria has been released and is in Turkey

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

Oct 23, 2018

The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with Beijing beyond trade and technology and into accusations of political meddling has sunk US-China relations to the lowest level since the Cold War

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Oct 22, 2018

A Philippine court has rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy