Asia/Pacific

Subscribe to Asia/Pacific feed
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More
Updated: 14 min 5 sec ago

U.N. food agency chief says peace deal would help ordinary North Koreans

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 22:07
A peace agreement with North Korea would go far toward easing the impoverished nation’s chronic food security woes, the head of the United Nations’ World ...

U.S. vows to help North Korea rebuild if it relinquishes its nuclear arsenal

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 20:52
The United States promised Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea’s sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un’s regime agrees to surrender its nuclear ...

China sends fighter jets, including Su-35, near Taiwan in latest show of force

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:54
China sent fighter jets and other military aircraft near Taiwan Friday in the latest of a series of drills which Beijing has said are aimed ...

Hope, anger for relatives of South Koreans kidnapped by North

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 02:20
North Korea’s release of three American detainees offers some hope for the relatives of hundreds of South Koreans abducted over the years by the North. ...

Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 02:10
It has one foot in the East and one in the West, is ultramodern, secure and sometimes mocked as being a little dull — Singapore ...

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts on Java, sparking evacuations

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 01:34
Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world’s most active volcanoes fled to safety Friday as the crater erupted, sending a cascade ...

“This is taking an awfully long time!” says scientist before assisted suicide

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:51
A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws ...

Seven found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:31
Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest Friday in what could ...

Monster wave sets Southern Hemisphere record near Campbell Island

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:30
Scientists have recorded what is believed to be the largest wave ever in the Southern Hemisphere, a 23.8-meter (78-foot) monster the height of an eight-story ...

Deadly frog fungus traced to Korean Peninsula, sparking call for halt to trade in amphibian pets

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:29
Scientists have traced a deadly fungus responsible for killing frogs, toads and newts worldwide to the Korean Peninsula, sparking new calls for a halt to ...

Mahathir Mohamad’s shock election win raises specter of populist economics

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:58
Mahathir Mohamad’s shock Malaysian election win has raised concerns his populist promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite ...

Seoul to re-examine arrival of North Korean restaurant workers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:45
South Korea said Friday it will look closer into the circumstances surrounding the arrival of a dozen North Korean restaurant workers in 2016 after a ...

Kim-Xi summit sends signal to Trump about China’s key role in negotiations

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:27
The surprise China-North Korea summit this week is intended to ensure that Beijing’s voice is heard when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds a ...

Malaysia’s king agrees to pardon jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, paving way for premiership

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:15
Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim at once, newly installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday.“The (king) has indicated he ...

Trump says Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:47
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore on June 12.“We ...

Former strongman Mahathir is Malaysia’s comeback kid

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 22:18
Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad has never lost an election campaign. He maintained that record and created another one on Thursday when, at 92, he was set ...

Kim breaks with his flight-phobic father by embracing air travel

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:31
Unlike his dictator father, who famously shunned air travel, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jetted off to the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian this ...

Mind games: North Korean detention may have scarred U.S. prisoners

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:36
Three Americans released from North Korean captivity Wednesday are at risk of a range of symptoms, from crippling anxiety to severe depression, as a result ...

Mahathir, 92, wins shock poll win, toppling regime in power since Malaysia’s founding

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:08
Malaysia’s veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a historic election victory Thursday, in a political earthquake that toppled the country’s scandal-plagued prime minister and ousted ...

North Korea’s Kim calls planned summit with Trump a ‘historic’ opportunity

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:07
North Korea has made official mention for the first time of a planned summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, telling ...

Pages