Politics & Economy

Thailand’s recent efforts to counter trafficking in persons at its ports and elsewhere have not been enough to earn an upgrade in the U.S. State Department’s annual report. (Photo by Yukako Ono)

US human trafficking report gets mixed Asian reception

Malaysia, Myanmar pleased with upgrades; China rejects unilateral criticism

The Trump effect

Trump, Modi could find common ground over Lockheed-Tata deal

US defense giant sees Indian jet production creating jobs in both countries

Pyongyang provocation

North Korean diplomat offers compromise to halt nuclear tests

Comments in India seen as attempt to divide US, South Korea

Park Geun-hye scandal

South Korea's Park Geun-hye denies all charges at first hearing

Impeached, imprisoned former president says all charges based on speculation

Duterte's Philippines

Duterte's tax bill faces uphill battle in Philippine Senate

Lawmakers sour on sugar tax, complain levies are regressive