Politics & Economy

North Korea may hold military parade on day before Olympics open

Event could reinforce Pyongyang's claim to nuclear arsenal despite dialogue

North Korea crisis

North Korea may hold military parade on day before Olympics open

Event could reinforce Pyongyang's claim to nuclear arsenal despite dialogue

Duterte's Philippines

Philippine President Duterte's approval rating rebounds sharply

ASEAN summit, defeat of southern militants possible reasons for popularity surge

Rohingya crisis

Japan stands by Myanmar, lest China gain favor

But a dicey human rights record could bring Tokyo criticism by association

The Trump effect

Kim's New Year speech seeks to split South Korea, America

North Korean leader offers Olympics talks, threatens US with 'nuclear button'