International Relations

Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case

May 24, 2018

Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia has been sentenced to death after an appeals court overturned a lower court's acquittal

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

May 24, 2018

Claiming its ready for either talks or a nuclear showdown, North Korea fires off another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of Trump summit

Germany's Merkel in China to talk trade, Iran, human rights

May 24, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on her visit to China amid tension in Beijing and the European Union over trade issues with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

May 23, 2018

The State Department says a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure

Global stocks fall amid weak data, worries over Koreas

May 23, 2018

Stock markets are mostly after weak European economic data and as U.S. President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place as planned

Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home

May 23, 2018

After decades trapped in lives they didn't want in South Korea, 19 elderly former North Korean spies are hoping a thaw in tensions will allow for their return home

Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

May 23, 2018

Asian shares mostly lower amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May 23, 2018

Airlines caving to Beijing on Taiwan despite White House protests

China wants Australian 'concrete actions' to improve ties

May 22, 2018

China is calling for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve relations following a period of tensions over Beijing's discontent with political moves by Canberra

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

May 22, 2018

Summit notwithstanding, North Korea's media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger