Celebrity

Thai party that nominated princess faces court decision

Feb 14, 2019

A Thai court says it will decide whether to dissolve a political party that broke tradition by nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister in next month's general election

The Latest: Thai court says it will look at party ban issue

Feb 13, 2019

Thailand's Constitutional Court has confirmed receiving a recommendation from the state Election Commission to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party ahead of a March general election. The court said it will consider Thursday whether to formally accept it

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Feb 8, 2019

Thai politics took two astonishing turns when the king's sister sought to make a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have her brother later shut down her effort because it the constitution, which bars the monarchy from politics

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it

Jan 9, 2019

Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn

Japan emperor greets public in final New Year's appearance

Jan 2, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year's appearance before abdicating in several months

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Dec 17, 2018

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of state investment fund 1MDB

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec 13, 2018

Arrest of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn spurs speculation over corporate intrigue