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Japan's economy grows at 0.5 percent annual pace in Oct-Dec

Feb 14, 2018

Japan's economy grew at a slower than expected 0.5 percent annual pace in the October-December quarter

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Myanmar's presence downplayed at Thai-US military exercise

Feb 13, 2018

Thailand and the United States are downplaying a Myanmar military officer's attendance at the opening of the largest annual joint military exercise in Southeast Asia

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China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

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Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Feb 13, 2018

Human rights groups have condemned the Philippine president for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes

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China imposes anti-dumping measure amid trade tensions

Feb 13, 2018

China is requiring importers of a U.S. industrial chemical to post deposits in preparation for possible anti-dumping duties amid rising trade tension with Washington

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2 groups join Myanmar government's peace process

Feb 13, 2018

Two ethnic rebel groups have joined Myanmar's long-delayed peace process, a small step forward in ending decades of civil strife

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Minister: Britain plans to sail warship in South China Sea

Feb 13, 2018

Britain's defense minister says his country will sail a warship through the South China Sea to assert the right of free passage amid Chinese claims to virtually all of the strategic waterway

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Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

Feb 13, 2018

Two unlikely defendants are standing trial in the killing Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother while the suspected masterminds are long gone

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Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

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Global stocks rise, Wall Street expected to open higher

Feb 12, 2018

Global stock markets are up strongly and Wall Street is forecast to open higher after gains at the end of last week's turbulent trading

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