Government And Politics

World stocks push past growth worries in China, Italy

Oct 22, 2018

World markets are higher, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a credit rating downgrade of Italy over its spending plans.

Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spat

Oct 22, 2018

Around 500 Japanese business leaders will accompany Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visits Beijing this week, amid an ongoing China-U.S. trade feud

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

Oct 21, 2018

Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation

Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

Oct 20, 2018

Japan's defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct 19, 2018

China's economy slows as officials launch media blitz to revive confidence in sinking stock market

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

Oct 19, 2018

The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Oct 19, 2018

Japan orders maker of quake shock absorbers used in hundreds of buildings to investigate, make repairs in latest quality fraud scandal

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations

Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Oct 19, 2018

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year

Southeast Asian navies to hold drills with China next week

Oct 19, 2018

Southeast Asian navies will hold their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week