Asia Pacific Topics

Australia's Abbott to fight party vote to oust him

Feb 6, 2015

Australia's Abbott to fight party vote to oust him

Party critics of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched a dramatic bid Friday to unseat the unpopular conservative leader after less than 18 months in office, but he vowed to fight on. The move comes after Abbott’s much-ridiculed decision to award Britain’s Prince Philip ...

Feb 4, 2015

North Korea strikes down U.S. talks, vows 'final doom'

North Korea on Wednesday ruled out resuming dialogue with the “gangster-like” United States and vowed to respond to any U.S. aggression with nuclear strikes and cyberwarfare. The bellicose statement from the country’s top military body, the National Defense Commission (NDC), came after reported moves ...

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Feb 1, 2015

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,” the demonstrators held yellow umbrellas, which became a symbol of the earlier protests when ...