Thousands in Russia's far east protest governor's jailing

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered Monday for a third straight day of massive protests in Russia's far east against the jailing of a provincial governor accused of involvement in multiple ...

Russian city holds 2nd day of protest over governor arrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk held a second day of protests against the arrest of the region’s governor on suspicion of involvement in several murders. ...

Russia: Huge protests erupt over governor's arrest linked to historic murders

Tens of thousands of people gathered in cities across Russia's far-eastern Khabarovsk region on Saturday, demanding the release of their governor. A Moscow court on Friday ordered Sergei Furgal t...

Thousands protest arrest of Russian regional governor

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk have held a protest against the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders. ...

Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow ruled Friday to jail a provincial governor pending a probe on charges of his involvement in multiple murders. Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khaba...

Late Seoul mayor says in his will he feels sorry to people

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A will left by late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon says he feels “sorry to all people” and asks his body to be cremated. Park’s body was found early Friday, hour...

South Korea: Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon reported missing

South Korean police on Thursday confirmed they were searching for the mayor of Seoul after his daughter made them aware of his disappearance, the Yonhap News Agency and the Associated Press (AP) repor...

Regional governor in Russia arrested on murder charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A provincial governor in Russia's far east has been arrested on charges of involvement in multiple murders, officials said Thursday. Sergei Furgal, the governor of the ...

Japan: Will Tokyo governor's reelection spur ambitions?

Yuriko Koike remains the most powerful female politician in Japan. Though she ran as an independent candidate without any party backing in Sunday's gubernatorial election, she won more than 60% of...

Japan's ruling party moves to scrap visit from Chinese leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is reportedly considering nixing Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping's (習近平) state visit scheduled next spring, taki...

Japan’s ruling party reportedly favors easing travel restrictions to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party, has reportedly favored loosening travel restrictions on Taiwan in recognition of the island nation’s succes...

Japan prosecutor seen close to Abe hit by gambling scandal

TOKYO (AP) — Justice Ministry officials are investigating a gambling scandal involving a top Japanese prosecutor seen as close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after a magazine reported he evaded a stay-...

Stocks rise on hope that worst of economic plunge has passed

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week. Japan's benchm...

High-level North Korean defector wins South parliament seat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former senior North Korean diplomat won a constituency seat in South Korea’s parliamentary elections, the first such achievement among tens of thousands of North Koreans wh...

Japanese legislator calls for COVID-19 to be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese legislator on Tuesday (March 3) called for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be called the "Wuhan pneumonia" (武漢肺炎) to counter Chinese disinformatio...