Government And Politics

Thai high court affirms guilt of 2009 Pattaya rioters

Sep 11, 2019

Thailand's Supreme Court has affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009

Mugabe's body believed to be leaving Singapore for Zimbabwe

Sep 11, 2019

A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep 10, 2019

A Thai economic official says regional trade ministers made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month in Vietnam

Alibaba's Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty

Sep 10, 2019

Alibaba founder Jack Ma steps down as its chairman as Chinese e-commerce faces rapid change, uncertainty in tariff war

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to rate decisions

Sep 10, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after a day of listless trading on Wall Street as investors awaited signs on global interest rates

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

Sep 9, 2019

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic countries

Hong Kong protesters plan march to US Embassy

Sep 8, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are set Sunday to march to the U.S. embassy to drum up international support for their months-long protests, after plans to disrupt airport transport links failed and sporadic battles with police continued overnight

Lam says extradition bill will end without debate or vote

Sep 5, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations will be formally withdrawn in the legislative council without the need for debate or vote

The Latest: Hong Kong activists appeal for German support

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong activists are appealing to Angela Merkel for support ahead of the German chancellor's trip to China this week

HK stocks surge on withdrawal of law that sparked protests

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong stocks surge as government withdraws extradition law that sparked 3 months of protests

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