North Korea

N Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by 'gangster' US

Washington announced last week it has seized a major cargo vessel belonging to North Korea known as the 'Wise Honest'.

N Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by 'gangster' US

Business & Economy

Trump postpones tariff decision on car imports

White House announces six-month delay to give trade negotiators time to reach agreement with EU, Japan.

Trump postpones tariff decision on car imports

Business & Economy

Crazy cheap cappuccinos: China's Luckin Coffee chain goes public

Luckin Coffee stores have mushroomed across Chinese cities but it's bleeding cash. Can technology save its finances?

Crazy cheap cappuccinos: China's Luckin Coffee chain goes public

Asia Pacific

Australia elections: Polls predict change of government

According to opinion polls, Bill Shorten - leader of the opposition Labor party - will be Australia’s next PM.

Asia Pacific

Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage

Lawmakers comfortably pass law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions' - first for Asia.

Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage legislation

Asia Pacific

Australia vote: Concern about Islamophobia among smaller parties

Ahead of Saturday's polls, activists are campaigning for Australians not to vote for parties with Islamophobic agenda.

Australia vote: Concern about Islamophobia among smaller parties

North Korea

North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century

Pyongyang says its lakes and reservoirs are drying up as the country received only 56.3mm of rain in the year.

North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century

Science & Technology

Huawei and the cold tech war between US and China

At a technology conference in Tianjin, participants sound optimistic despite worsening US-China relations.

Huawei and the cold tech war between US and China

Australia

Climate change a burning issue in Australian election

Energy and global warming debates have dominated Australia's election campaign, with many voters calling for change.

Climate change to be decisive issue in Australian election

Business & Economy

Huawei blacklisted by US starting Friday

Targeting the Chinese tech giant's bottom line may end up hurting the US and international companies.

Asia Pacific

US-China trade war: Huawei hits back at US blacklist

The US has targeted one of China's most successful companies, leaving executives at other firms wondering who is next.

Asia Pacific

Australia's former Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

Australia had never had a more popular prime minister, nor has there been one since.

Asia Pacific

Australia's wombats dying out

A contagious parasite is threatening Australia’s wombat population.

Environment

UN chief worried nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

The concrete dome was built in the late 1970s as a dumping ground for waste from the nuclear tests.

UN chief Guterres concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

Philippines

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

Move comes after deadline set for Canada to take back tonnes of rotting rubbish mistakenly shipped to Manila expired.

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row