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The Latest: Hong Kong activists appeal for German support

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong activists are appealing to Angela Merkel for support ahead of the German chancellor's trip to China this week

HK stocks surge on withdrawal of law that sparked protests

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong stocks surge as government withdraws extradition law that sparked 3 months of protests

Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Sep 4, 2019

Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks

Hong Kong's government to meet amid bill withdrawal talk

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong's government has a meeting scheduled amid speculation leader Carrie Lam may formally withdraw an extradition bill as protesters have demanded

New prosecutor defends Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn case

Sep 3, 2019

Tokyo's newly appointed chief prosecutor has defended his office's handling of the case against former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, saying everything is being carried out properly under Japanese law

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Japan urges nuke plants to prepare for decommissioning era

Sep 2, 2019

Japan's nuclear policy-setting body has adopted a report saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning, urging operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs on work requiring decades and billions of dollars

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

Iran: Lifting US sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

Aug 29, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says Iran's supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its "economic terrorism" that has hurt ordinary Iranians