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North Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of...
One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up"...
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North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

Apr 19, 2018

North Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

Seoul says parts of inter-Korean summit will be aired live

Apr 18, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week

Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

Apr 14, 2018

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

Vietnam activist sentenced to 13 years on subversion charges

Apr 10, 2018

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government

Myanmar groups say Facebook hasn't controlled hate speech

Apr 6, 2018

Civil society and rights groups in Myanmar say Facebook has failed to adequately act against online hate speech that incites violence against the country's Muslim minority

Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82

Apr 6, 2018

Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn "manga" look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died at 82

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NKorean leader Kim watches performance by SKorean...

Apr 2, 2018

South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has watched a rare performance by South...

K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to Pyongyang for...

Mar 31, 2018

Some of South Korean biggest pop singers have departed for North Korea for rare performances...

Rival Korean leaders to meet April 27 in historic...

Mar 29, 2018

South Korean officials say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon...

Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up...

Mar 24, 2018

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks next week to prepare for an April summit...

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North...

Mar 20, 2018

South Korea says it will send a 160-member artistic delegation to North Korea, including about 10...