Politics & Economy

From left, Foreign Ministers Wang Yi of China, Fumio Kishida of Japan and Yun Byung-se of South Korea make statements to the press in Tokyo on Aug. 24.

Japan, China, South Korea leaders to meet later this year

TOKYO -- Japan, China and South Korea have inched closer to a leaders' meeting, after the foreign ministers of the three countries met on Wednesday. Recent events have left East Asia in a diplomatic muddle, but the three agreed to cooperate towards n...

Green light for military democracy in Thai referendum

Thailand Inc. hopes economy moves forward even if democracy doesn't

BANGKOK -- While critics say Thailand's new constitution marks a setback for democracy in ...

South China Sea arbitration

Tribunal's blunt ruling against China fuels South China Sea tensions

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- China's claims to historical rights in the South China Sea have no legal ...

Duterte's Philippines

Duterte snubs UN criticism of drug war

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the U.N. condemnation of extrajudicial...

Pyongyang provocation

Kim Jong Un tightens grip on power in North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korea's parliament on Wednesday appointed Kim Jong Un the head of a freshly...