By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Monday. The two days of meetings
Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country. No deaths or serious injuries were reported as of Monday morning,
By Kaori Kaneko and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his popularity plunging amid a cronyism scandal, took responsibility on Monday for a loss of trust in his government but denied he or his wife had intervened in a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife
“The cost of The Donald’s policy of imposing heavy import tariffs on steel and aluminium continues to rise, with the resignation of ... Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser...,” writes Richard Harris. “Steel and aluminium are poor targets for an American trade war.... [T]hey miss the fundamental issue
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is about to lose his White House job. It’s Chief of Staff John Kelly who is on the way out, perhaps as soon as today. As Mr. Trump heads into his second year in office, widespread and conflicting reports about upheaval among top White House and executive branch
On March 16, Jacob Zuma of South Africa became the latest current or former leader of a democracy to be charged with corruption. Mr. Zuma, who was forced to step down as president last month by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), faces charges related to a government arms deal in the late 1990s
China on Monday chose Lu Hao, a young politician who's risen swiftly through the Communist Party ranks over the past 15 years, to run a new Ministry of Natural Resources, as the government undergoes its biggest overhaul in years. Current ministers for agriculture and environmental protection were
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt.
Russell Westbrook's fifth straight triple double helped the Oklahoma City Thunder end the Toronto Raptors 11-game NBA winning streak on Sunday, as the Portland Trail Blazers rumbled to a 13th consecutive victory. Westbrook scored 37 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 14 assists.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - At least two people attacked Turkey's embassy in Copenhagen with petrol bombs early on Monday causing some minor damage to the exterior of the building but no injuries, police in the Danish capital said. The building was empty at the time. Police were at the scene investigating
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Just ahead of Kenya's disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines
The detailed plan is under work, but in principal we want to control pollution in key areas and from heavy industries," said, Li Ganjie, the new minister for the Ecological Environment ministry, during a session at this week's National People's Congress (NPC). China announced last week
A former South Korean presidential contender accused of raping two women including his aide has denied the allegations against him, in the highest-profile case linked to the country's growing #MeToo campaign. Ahn Hee-jung -- who came second to current President Moon Jae-in in the contest for the
North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three Americans held in the North, reports said, as diplomatic activities gathered pace ahead of Pyongyang's planned summits with Washington and Seoul. The release of the three Korean-Americans -- all held in the North after being separately
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.
By Shu Zhang and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China elevated a key confidante of President Xi Jinping to one of the top positions in government on Monday as Beijing cracks down on riskier financing and a debt to reduce systemic risks to the world's second-largest economy. The election
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday. South Korean officials who visited Pyongyang recently
BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister amid lingering concerns over the goals of its rapid military modernization.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in Hanoi began a criminal trial Monday of a former Politburo member accused of mismanagement at state oil giant PetroVietnam that cost millions of dollars.
Philippine firefighters said on Monday the death toll from a fire in a hotel in the capital Manila had risen to five, after confirming two more fatalities and putting out the blaze a day after it broke out. All the victims were employees at the hotel casino owned and operated by state gaming regulator
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up property market regulation and fight off illegal conduct by property firms and intermediaries, housing minister Wang Menghui said on Monday on the sidelines of the annual parliament meeting. Wang also said China will maintain consistent housing policy to ensure