Government And Politics

Asian shares fall after Wall Street plunge

Feb 9, 2018

China's stock market benchmark has plunged 5.5 percent and other Asian markets are down sharply after the Dow Jones industrials plummeted more than 1,000 points

Thai activists who protested junta surrender to police

Feb 8, 2018

Thai democracy activists turn themselves in to police after being summoned in connection with a protest calling for the ruling military government to step down and relinquish power through elections

Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

Feb 8, 2018

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, blurring views of the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists each year

Philippines to Canada: helicopters won't be used for attacks

Feb 8, 2018

The Philippine defense chief says the military won't use 16 helicopters being bought from Canada to attack insurgents as feared by Canadian officials, who ordered a review of the multimillion-dollar deal

China dismisses accusations from former Maldives leader

Feb 8, 2018

China is dismissing accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island

Nissan sales suffer over scandal, but US tax reforms help

Feb 8, 2018

A perk from U.S. tax reforms is helping lift Nissan's fiscal third quarter profit, although costs had to be earmarked and sales were dented by news of improper vehicle inspections at its plants in Japan

China, African Union deny report bloc's building was bugged

Feb 8, 2018

Chinese and African officials say a report that China bugged the African Union headquarters is a ploy to undermine their relations

Cave-in at south China subway construction site kills 8

Feb 8, 2018

Authorities report 8 people dead, 3 missing in collapse at subway construction site in southern China

China January trade surges amid tension with Washington

Feb 8, 2018

China's export growth accelerated in January amid rising trade tension with Washington while imports surged as factories stocked up ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday

The Latest: Pence says he learned of W. House staff scandal

Feb 8, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence says he only learned of domestic violence allegations against a top White House official Thursday morning from news reports, but he said he isn't addressing them during his trip to Japan and South Korea.