International Relations

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference

Britain looks to growing Asian markets for post-Brexit era

Aug 1, 2018

British Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the United Kingdom wants to align itself with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union

Australia says Malaysia hasn't sought hitman's extradition

Aug 1, 2018

Australia has rejected accusations it supported corruption and crime under Malaysia's former leader by harboring a high-profile fugitive; Bishop says Malaysia has not made any extradition request

Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement

Jul 31, 2018

Rare general-level talks between the two Koreas have ended with no agreement, but the top delegates say they had a meaningful discussion on easing their countries' decades-long military standoff

China says still committed to Hong Kong semi-autonomy

Jul 30, 2018

China's foreign minister says his country remains committed to the "one country, two systems" governing framework in Hong Kong, despite growing concerns that Beijing is eroding the former British colony's civil liberties

The Latest: Mattis hails return of US remains from NKorea

Jul 27, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says that North Korea's return of remains from the Korean War sets a "positive tone" for diplomacy on other issues, such as the denuclearization negotiations

China: Qualcomm failed to resolve anti-monopoly worries

Jul 27, 2018

China's government says tech giant Qualcomm failed to resolve concerns its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors would harm competition in a case companies saw as a possible victim of U.S.-Chinese trade tensions

Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south

Jul 27, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation creating a Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of unrest in the south, where troops crushed an Islamic State group-linked siege last year

Man explodes small bomb outside US Embassy in Beijing

Jul 26, 2018

Chinese police say a man has exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, injuring only himself

World stocks mostly rise after US-EU ceasefire on trade

Jul 26, 2018

World markets are mostly higher after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute