Social Issues

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul 17, 2019

Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, are marching in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019

The Philippine president is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution initiating a UN investigation into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances

Jul 14, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong demand investigation of complaints of police violence, resignation of territory's leader in new outpouring of grievances against government

Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul 13, 2019

Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met for the first time since the divisive April poll, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy

Amnesty seeks international probe to end Philippine killings

Jul 8, 2019

Amnesty International has urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's anti-drug crackdown

The Latest: Australian held in North Korea arrives in Japan

Jul 4, 2019

An Australian student released from detention in North Korea has arrived in Tokyo

The Latest: Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmakers slam violence

Jul 2, 2019

Pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong have condemned the violence and vandalism of government facilities by protesters

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G20 summit

Jun 29, 2019

Rebukes are piling up elsewhere for the Saudi crown prince, but you wouldn't have known it by the lavish public reception the prince has received this week at the G-20 summit

The Latest: China says Trump, Xi strike deal on trade talks

Jun 29, 2019

Report: President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to restart trade talks

Hong Kong protesters push ahead as territory's leader unseen

Jun 27, 2019

A few hundred protesters opposed to legislation they fear would reduce Hong Kong's judicial independence have rallied outside the Justice Department

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