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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


Asian shares dip amid growing worry over U.S.-Canada trade

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will …


Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Ride-hailing giant Uber is selling its business in Southeast Asia to regional rival Grab while gaining a robust stake in the fast-growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business.


Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence’s six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is set to focus less on sports than the host country’s …


Mattis cozying up to Vietnam amid China’s assertiveness

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cozying up to senior Vietnamese officials, hoping to strengthen an Asian partnership in the face of China’s more aggressive military stance.


Vietnam escapes worst of typhoon that battered Philippines

A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition

It’s hard to quantify, but the engineer and accountant musicians – and some business experts – argue that a symphony orchestra is an excellent model for the creative teamwork companies …


Pope leaves Bangladesh laughing after diplomatic tightrope

Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the “terrorism of gossip” that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results

President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour “tremendously successful” as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he landed at the White House late Tuesday he …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

In boost for India, Trump discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia tour

Throughout his tour of five countries, Trump made a point of labeling the region the “Indo-Pacific.” Not “Asia.” And not the more common “Asia-Pacific,” which was what predecessor Barack Obama …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a series of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who …


Trudy Rubin: Will Trump play North Korea roulette?

A snowball in hell probably has better prospects than a serious Trump effort at diplomacy, and he may leave empty-handed.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

In Japan, Trump pushes new trade deal, mourns Texas shooting

President Donald Trump opened his second day in Japan by pushing for stronger, more equitable economic ties between the allies, yet his message in Asia threatened to be overshadowed by …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Trump calls Japan ‘crucial ally’ as he kicks off Asia trip

President Donald Trump praised Japan as a “crucial ally” and warned adversaries not to test America’s resolve Sunday as he opened a grueling and consequential first trip to Asia.


Trump visits Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona memorial

President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit Friday to Pearl Harbor and its memorial to the USS Arizona, a hallowed place he said he had read about, discussed and studied …


Trump extending Asia trip to attend East Asian Summit

President Donald Trump is extending his trip to Asia by another day to attend the East Asian Summit.


Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy

Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …


White House: Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip

The White House says President Donald Trump will not visit the Demilitarized Zone during his upcoming trip to Asia – a break from many previous administrations.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Coal-export terminal backer sues state over permit denial

A company proposing to build a terminal in Washington state to export U.S. coal to Asia sued the state Tuesday, arguing regulators unfairly denied the project a key permit.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

In Asia, Trump to warn North Korea but not likely visit DMZ

President Donald Trump is not planning to visit the border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone when he visits Asia next month.


Asia’s glaciers face massive melt from global warming, study says

Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

U.S. to limit visas from 4 nations that won’t take deportees

The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who’ve been deported from the United States, officials said …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.


Pentagon chief says North Korea’s nuclear pursuits a ‘danger’

North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a “clear and present …


As U.S. backs away from climate pledges, India and China step up

As the United States pulls back from its commitment to fight climate change, the world’s two other biggest polluters – India and China – are sounding the alarm. But neither …


Pence pushes Japan to start trade talks, tells South Korea to brace for review of current deal

The United States wants “stronger and more balanced bilateral trade relationships” with countries including Japan and South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, raising the prospect of opening bilateral …


Trump finds Asian allies cool to preemptive North Korea strike

President Donald Trump is finding little support among his Asian allies – both publicly and behind the scenes – as he weighs a military attack on North Korea after unilaterally …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final …


Trade in African lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny

Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in …


100 years ago: Overriding Woodrow Wilson’s veto, U.S. Senate bans immigration from Middle East and much of Asia

A controversial and divisive immigration law was making front-page news a century ago. The U.S. Senate passed what was called the Alien Bill, overriding President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.