International Relations

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep 17, 2019

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep 16, 2019

North Korea says diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep 10, 2019

A Thai economic official says regional trade ministers made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month in Vietnam

Hong Kong protesters plan march to US Embassy

Sep 8, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are set Sunday to march to the U.S. embassy to drum up international support for their months-long protests, after plans to disrupt airport transport links failed and sporadic battles with police continued overnight

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

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

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

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

Aug 24, 2019

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country

UN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to near zero poverty

Aug 24, 2019

A U.N. special rapporteur has challenged Malaysia's claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an estimated one in six people in the Southeast Asian country are still considered poor

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Aug 22, 2019

South Korea says it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea