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South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past

Aug 29, 2019

South Korean president berates Japan for carrying out plan to downgrade South Korea's trade status and reiterates Seoul's stance that Tokyo was weaponizing trade to retaliate over disputes from wartime history

Police say 1 soldier killed in protest in Indonesia's Papua

Aug 28, 2019

Police say an Indonesian soldier has been killed and five police officers injured in a violent protest in the restive Papua region

Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protest

Aug 28, 2019

Trade union members in Hong Kong are rallying against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees linked to ongoing pro-democracy protests

Japan's move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

Aug 28, 2019

Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status has taken effect, a decision that already set off reaction and hurt bilateral relations

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

World shares tumble as US-China trade war renews uncertainty

Aug 26, 2019

Global shares are mostly dropping as the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war takes its toll on global markets

China lets currency sink to 11-year low after Trump threats

Aug 26, 2019

China allows yuan to sink to 11-year low against dollar following Trump tariff hike, trade threats

Asian shares tumble as US-China trade war renews uncertainty

Aug 26, 2019

Asian shares are tumbling after the latest escalation in the US-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what President Donald Trump might say next

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug 24, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

Aug 23, 2019

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's planned Sept. 1 increase