Asia/Pacific

Subscribe to Asia/Pacific feed
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
Updated: 12 min 52 sec ago

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:34
Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb ...

Top U.S. envoy for North Korea heads to Moscow as speculation about Kim-Putin summit gains steam

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:58
The top U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Moscow this week for talks on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the State Department ...

President Tsai says Taiwan will not be ‘intimidated’ over alleged Chinese military foray into nearby air space

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:09
Chinese attempts at military coercion only strengthen Taiwan’s resolve to defend itself, the president of the self-governing island republic said Tuesday.Tsai Ing-wen’s comments followed what ...

One lucky dog: Pooch rescued while swimming 220 kilometers off Thailand

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:11
A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has ...

Foxconn’s Terry Gou eyes run for Taiwan presidency after stepping back from daily business

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:14
Foxconn’s Chairman Terry Gou said Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon planned ...

Australian grandmother has emotional reunion with orphans of notorious Islamic State fighter

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 01:06
An Australian grandmother to children of a notorious Islamic State group fighter has tracked down the orphans in a Syrian refugee camp, in an emotional ...

Kim-Putin summit rumors heat up as Kremlin says preparations underway

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 22:35
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could hold his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as early as next week amid stalled nuclear talks ...

U.S. commitment to Taiwan security ‘rock-solid’: ex-Speaker Paul Ryan

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:46
The United States commitment to Taiwan’s security remains “rock-solid,” a former top-ranking U.S. official said Monday, as the two sides commemorated the 40th anniversary of ...

After months of delay, Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte signs $71 billion national budget

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:44
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a 3.7 trillion peso ($71.5 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever, ending months of impasse that forced ...

Two politicians temporarily banned from campaigning in Indian election over comments

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:04
India’s election watchdog Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country’s national vote for making provocative speeches which it said could stir communal ...

South Korean leader pushes for another meeting with Kim Jong Un despite nuclear standoff

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 04:04
President Moon Jae-in said Monday he will pursue “in earnest” another summit with Kim Jong Un despite the North Korean leader’s recent criticism of Seoul’s ...

Democratic gains at risk as Muslim-majority Indonesia heads to the polls

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:48
Dipping their fingers in halal ink to prevent double voting, Indonesians cast their ballots Wednesday in a bitterly contested presidential election, with the main rival ...

China tech giant Jack Ma encourages workers to rack up overtime hours

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:23
Billionaire Jack Ma again encouraged tech workers to embrace the industry’s extreme-overtime culture, defying a growing social media backlash.The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder once ...

‘Gangnam style’ sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s flashiest district

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:17
On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul’s swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people ...

In ideological battle with U.S., China wins over allies with its censored vision of the internet

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 21:47
A swath of the world is adopting China’s vision for a tightly controlled internet over the unfettered American approach, a stunning ideological coup for Beijing ...

Philippines: U.S. DNA tests confirm death of Islamic State-linked leader

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 12:21
U.S. DNA tests have confirmed the death of a Muslim militant commander who helped lead the 2017 siege of a city in the southern Philippines ...

Drive-by shooting outside Melbourne nightclub, leaves one dead, three injured

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 23:54
A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police ...

One man killed, three injured in latest Indian cow-lynching case

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 03:47
In the latest case of so-called cow lynching, Indian police said Saturday one man was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob ...

Malaysia to free Vietnamese woman charged in Kim Jong Nam killing on May 3

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 03:26
A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said Saturday.Following ...

100th anniversary of Amritsar massacre remembered in India

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 23:46
India on Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of British colonial rule for which London has yet ...

Pages