Asia Politics

Asia Politics

100s of protesters surround Hong Kong HQ before bill debate

100s of protesters surround Hong Kong HQ before bill debate

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as the territory's legislature prepare to open discussion on a...
Hong Kong protesters use skin and ink to support movement

Hong Kong protesters use skin and ink to support movement

HONG KONG (AP) — Mike Chan's tattoo needle buzzes gently as he draws a design on his customer's thigh — a figure wearing a...
Malaysia detains Cambodia opposition leader amid return plan

Malaysia detains Cambodia opposition leader amid return plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Human Rights Watch says a leader of a banned Cambodian opposition party has been detained in Malaysia after Cambodia's...

Hong Kong leader admits gov’t failures amid massive protests

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on June 17 to the city’s residents and promised to serve them better...
India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

India’s capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi are restricting private vehicles from the roads on alternating days to control vehicular pollution as people...
Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

Trump’s fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

When Amanda Berg heard that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it...
Regarding Abe’s fourth consecutive term as party president, which has been talked about within the party, Nikai said, “We will do our best to support the prime minister if he makes that decision.” (The Japan News/ANN)

Abe becomes longest-serving prime minister since WWII

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the nation’s longest-serving prime minister since World War II on Saturday, surpassing Eisaku Sato’s...

South Korea pushes for bilateral talks with Japan, China

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) – While Seoul’s relationships with Tokyo and Beijing are frayed as a result of military conflicts over the past few...
The Latest: Trump warns US enemies after summit collapse

The Latest: Trump warns US enemies after summit collapse

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:30 a.m....
US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Like a sleek Mercedes crunched between two freight trucks, Europe's economy is being knocked off course by the conflict between...

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