Stories tagged: Asia
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 12:15 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:49 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
President Donald Trump is extending his trip to Asia by another day to attend the East Asian Summit.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
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 …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
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 …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
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.