Asia Pacific

Trump to hold Washington Summit with Shinzo Abe

Trump To Hold Washington Summit On June 7

30 May 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last night....

North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

North Korea Raises Expectations Of A Trump-Kim Summit

29 May 2018 – A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that...

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

25 May 2018 – Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said last night, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that...

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

21 May 2018 – China launched a relay satellite today as part of a groundbreaking program to be the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the...

South Korea says military drills will go on

South Korea says military drills will go on

16 May 2018 – South Korea’s Defense Ministry says the military exercises between Washington and Seoul will go on despite an angry reaction from North Korea that broke off...

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...