PACIFIC

While Russia and China conducted joint war games in another region, Japan began extended military drills in the contested South China Sea.
Super typhoon Mangkhut, projected to hit the Philippines by the morning of September 15 as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 167 mph, will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and even bigger than 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000.
The United Nations has launched work on the world's first legally-binding intergovernmental treaty to regulate and secure the "high seas" around the world.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and central tax authorities from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have come together to minimize how much cryptocurrencies are being used commit crimes and evade taxes.
A variant of the deadly MRSA bacteria has rapidly evolved into what is potentially one of the most dangerous superbugs on the planet.
The trade war between the US and China has pushed two former foes closer than ever, in a major regional partnership which could dominate world trade for decades to come.