Politics & Economy

More than 2.5m sign petition calling for second EU referendum

LONDON (Kyodo) -- More than 2.5 million people have signed an online petition calling for a second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.A separate online petition calling for London to leave Britain and seek EU membership on its o...

Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima

Commentary: Tomohiko Taniguchi -- Why even no apology was welcome in Hiroshima

Amidst the orange hue of a setting sun, President Obama solemnly declared: "That is why we...

G-7 leaders meet in Ise-Shima

G-7 summit: Snapshots from Ise-Shima

ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies ended a two-day summi...

Taiwan's transition: Challenge ahead for President Tsai

Taiwan inaugurates new president -- join the conversation on Facebook

Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated Friday. Recession and the faltering of...

Duterte's Philippines

Duterte declares war on poverty, traffic

DAVAO, Philippines -- The incoming government of Rodrigo Duterte plans to cut pervasive po...

Pyongyang provocation

Japan sees higher-flying North Korean missile as threat

TOKYO -- The medium-range missile tested by North Korea on Wednesday could strike Japan fr...