Government And Politics

Abe says will talk more on peace treaty, islands with Putin

Sep 14, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will meet again this year for more talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Putin's proposal for the two countries to sign a peace treaty and discuss the status of disputed islands

Abe aims to rewrite Japan constitution as he seeks 3rd term

Sep 14, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vying for his third re-election as the ruling party leader next week, extending his stay in power to work on his long-cherished ambition _ to revise his country's war-renouncing constitution

Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

Sep 14, 2018

Philippine officials have begun evacuating thousands from danger zones in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools and readying bulldozers for landslides

Indonesian court rules militant guilty of terrorism

Sep 13, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in preparation for a terrorist attack

World stocks rise on report of US-China trade talks

Sep 13, 2018

Many global markets are higher following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China.

Malaysian ex-PM's lawyer charged with money laundering

Sep 13, 2018

A top Malaysian lawyer for former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) in ill-gotten wealth from his client, who is himself accused of money laundering and corruption

China says Washington asks to resume talks on tariff fight

Sep 13, 2018

China says Washington has asked to resume negotiations on their worsening tariff dispute

Japan's foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

Sep 13, 2018

Japan's foreign minister says it is gearing up to welcome more foreign workers

Death toll at 11 in China vehicle attack, 44 in hospital

Sep 13, 2018

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people in hospital after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel

Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep 13, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China boosted sentiment