Asia Pacific

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea’s Olympic delegation

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea's Olympic delegation

09 February 2018 – A U.N. committee granted North Korea’s high-level delegation heading to the Winter Olympics in South Korea an exemption from U.N. sanctions yesterday, Security Council diplomats said. The...

ASEAN ministers discuss smart cities at retreat

ASEAN Ministers Discuss Smart Cities At Retreat

06 February 2018 – Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened informal talks today in Singapore to discuss plans to build a network of smart cities across the region and bolster cooperation...

Apple to respond to US probes into slowdown of old iPhones

Apple To Respond To US Old iPhones Probe

01 February 2018 – Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers...

Hong Kong to host Asia’s first Gay Games

Hong Kong To Host Asia’s First Gay Games

31 October 2017 – Hong Kong has beaten out two North American cities for the rights to host the Gay Games in 2022. It will be the first time the...

Tokyo welcomes 30th International Film Festival

Tokyo Welcomes International Film Festival

26 October 2017 – The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival opened last night, with award-winning U.S. actor and filmmaker Tommy Lee Jones among a host of celebrities taking a stroll...

China’s Xi Jinping given second 5-year term as leader

China's Xi Jinping Given Second 5-Year Term As Leader

25 October 2017 – Chinese President Xi Jinping today unveiled the new lineup of the ruling Communist Party highest body, whose members will rule alongside him as he embarks on...

New Zealanders await new Prime Minister

New Zealanders Await New Prime Minister

19 October 2017 – New Zealanders expect to learn later today if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English. The...

North Korea says nuclear war may break out any moment

North Korea Accuses US Of Provoking Nuclear War

17 October 2017 – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned today that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any...

Hong Kong Police find drugs in abandoned car

Police Find Drugs In Car Abandoned By Driver

26 May 2017 – Police found drugs under the carpet of a Lexus IS300 after the car crashed into a police motorcycle and a light goods vehicle in Sham Shui...

Taiwan first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

Taiwan First In Asia To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

25 May 2017 – In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last night, punctuating a years-long campaign by advocates for gay rights in...