AJ Impact

China to stand firm as trade talks with US restart: Chinese media

The US and China are 'in the mood for serious dialogue', says an editorial in the official China Daily newspaper.

China to stand firm as trade talks with US restart: Chinese media

Asia Pacific

China's Xi arrives in North Korea, set to hold talks with Kim

Xi is the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years amid renewed tension on the Korean Peninsula.

New Zealand attack

New Zealand launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for banned weapons

According to new law passed in wake of deadly mosque shootings people have until December 20 to hand in their weapons.

New Zealand launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for banned weapons

AJ Impact

Trade tensions kick Asian business confidence to 10-yr low: Poll

The global trade war, Brexit and a slowing Chinese economy were the main reasons for the more pessimistic outlook.

Trade tensions kick Asian business confidence to 10-yr low: Poll

Malaysia

'A death trap': Measles blamed in Malaysia indigenous deaths

Some 15 indigenous people from marginalised Batek group have died in the past six weeks with scores more in hospital.

'A death trap': Measles blamed in Malaysia indigenous deaths

AJ Impact

Japan exports slide for 6th month as trade troubles knock demand

The US-China trade war is hurting demand for some of Japan's key exports such as semiconductors and cars.

Japan exports slide for 6th month as trade troubles knock demand

Netherlands

Netherlands set to name suspects in 2014 attack on MH17

Investigators are expected to announce criminal proceedings over the July 2014 attack on the commercial aircraft.

Netherlands set to name suspects in 2014 attack on MH17

Asia Pacific

Sperm donor is legal father of child, rules Australian court

A man, who donated sperm to his gay friend, has parental rights over their daughter, according to a High Court verdict.

Sperm donor is legal father of child, rules Australian court

AJ Impact

Trump: US to restart trade talks with China

Many sticking points remain, but top negotiators are set to meet in preparation for the G20 summit later in June.

Trump: US to restart trade talks with China

Japan

Powerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km off northwestern Honshu island.

Powerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

Asia Pacific

Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go 'digitally dark'

How surveillance-savvy protesters in Hong Kong are hiding their digital footprints.

Hong Kong protests

HK chief offers 'most sincere apology' after protests

Carrie Lam hints further efforts on controversial extradition bill will be paused indefinitely following mass protests.

Hong Kong leader offers 'most sincere apology' as bill may expire

AJ Impact

Indonesia's first football IPO fans hopes of a cleaner league

Bali United is the first football club in Southeast Asia to go public, but it might prompt others to follow suit.

Indonesia's first football IPO fans hopes of a cleaner league

New Zealand attack

New Zealander jailed for sharing Christchurch mass shooting video

Self-described white supremacist Philip Arps put behind bars for 21 months for sharing footage of the massacre.

New Zealander jailed for sharing Christchurch mass shooting video

Hong Kong protests

'Leaderless': Inside the masked face of Hong Kong's protests

Hong Kong's anti-extradition bill protesters use social media to organise and seem more willing to risk confrontation.

'Leaderless': Inside the masked face of Hong Kong's protests