Asia Pacific Topics

Jun 16, 2016

China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Chinese pressure was blamed Thursday for a stunning diplomatic U-turn by Southeast Asian Nations that saw them retract a statement sounding alarm over Beijing’s island building in the South China Sea. The chaotic events at the end of a meeting of foreign ministers from ...

Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

Jun 9, 2016

Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

North Korea said on Thursday that it will convene a session of its parliamentary in late June, following a rare congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party in May that cemented young leader Kim Jong Un’s control of the isolated state. Delegates to the ...

Jun 7, 2016

Leaders agree to Australia's first online election debate

Australia’s prime minister and opposition leader have agreed to hold the country’s first-ever online election campaign leaders’ debate. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that he had reached an agreement with Facebook and News Corp. Australia to stream the debate early next week in ...