Kashmir | Indian soldiers injured in boat incident with Chinese army

Chinese and Indian army boats collided on a lake in an area of Kashmir claimed by both countries, injuring some Indian soldiers, but the incident has

Australia | Canberra presses Iran to release three citizens from prison

Australia’s foreign minister said yesterday  her government is pressing Iran to free three Australian citizens from a Tehran prison and she did not believe their arrests

Japan | Abe taps new Cabinet ministers to freshen image

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shuffled his Cabinet yesterday, adding two women and the son of a former leader to freshen his image but maintaining continuity on U.S.-oriented trade and

Taiwan | Foxconn ex chairman weighs independent candidacy

The former chairman of major contract manufacturer Foxconn met with a prominent Taiwanese lawmaker yesterday as he weighs a possible independent run for president. Terry Gou, who lost a bid to

Indonesia | Former President Habibie dies at age 83

Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has died. He was 83. His unpopular

North Korea fires two projectiles after offering talks with US

North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea yesterday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings

Thailand | Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report

A Thai Cabinet deputy minister says an Australian newspaper report that he was imprisoned there for four years on a drug smuggling conviction was concocted by his political enemies, and

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was

Japan | Nissan board says chief has resigned, successor to be named

Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation yesterday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the Japanese automaker to a new

Nissan’s chief investigator into CEO’s pay is resigning

The senior manager at Nissan Motor Co. who led the probe into excess compensation for Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa and other executives is resigning, people with knowledge of the

Typhoon kills 5 in North Korea, 3 in South Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Korean Peninsula has left five people dead and three injured in North Korea, state media reported Sunday, in its first

US-North Korea nuclear talks still stalled, Trump’s envoy says

The U.S. envoy for North Korea said the Trump administration is ready to negotiate whenever Kim Jong Un’s regime is ready, effectively confirming that months of American efforts to bring

‘Any suggestion?’ Duterte asks after Xi reaffirms sea claims

The Philippine president has acknowledged he’s short of solutions to press China to adhere to Manila’s arbitration victory in their South China Sea disputes after he

Japan | Nissan chief got dubious payments but says he didn’t know

The chief executive of scandal-plagued Nissan yesterday acknowledged receiving inappropriate payments from the Japanese automaker but denied he ordered it or knew about it.

Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Japan tried to reassure foreign diplomats yesterday about safety at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored

Briefs | Thailand: ‘Yellow Shirt’ founder jailed for fraud released early

Thailand’s Corrections Department says a media mogul who led a campaign to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from office in 2006 has been freed early from a 20-year

Australia | Police raid official’s home after media raids

Police yesterday executed a search warrant on the home of an Australian intelligence officer in a raid that one media executive described as an attempt to

South Korea Reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours

South Korean reporters have grilled President Moon Jae-in’s nominee for justice minister for 11 hours over suspected ethical lapses surrounding his family that have triggered an

Thai officials discover remains of missing Karen activist

Thai law enforcement officials say they have found the remains of an ethnic Karen community activist who disappeared five years ago in suspicious circumstances. Porlajee Rakchongcharoen,

Japan urges nuke plants to prepare for decommissioning era

Japan’s nuclear policy-setting body adopted a report yesterday saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning, urging plant operators to plan

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