ASIA

It took the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi to make it happen, but Germany has finally taken one of the toughest stances anywhere against the Arab nation.
Two countries forced the first-ever blockage of a joint communique' following meetings this weekend by member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization.
That Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince ordered the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is savage but not a big surprise; what matters more is what world leaders will choose to do with the news.
The Department of Justice just announced that three South Korean companies pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a major fuel pricing bid-rigging conspiracy lasting over ten years.
The current Sri Lankan President’s brazen bid to seize control of the government was just shut down by its Supreme Court.
On November 24, what might seem to be a straightforward national referendum in Taiwan on changing the country’s Olympic name from “Chinese-Taipei” to “Taiwan” could drive China to tough actions against the island nation.
After over two centuries of allowing the consumption of dog corpses, the South Korean government is finally considering formal anti-dog-farming legislation to ban it forever.
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has partnered with Qoo10, a major e-Commerce provider based in Japan, to accept cryptocurrency payments using the Bithumb Cache exchange payments system.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most prominent training grounds for diplomats and influence peddling just received $20 million from a Saudi prince, to further the spread of Islam and Saudi power into the core of America.
Under the cover of a national focus on the mid-term elections, the White House re-imposed tight economic sanctions on Iran while still allowing 8 nations to buy oil from the country.
Single-use plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) have been of little use for recyclers, but all that could change thanks to a unique innovation created at the National University of Singapore.
In a major boost for Shanghai investors, on November 5 President Xi of China announced plans to expand the region’s free-trade zone and create a startup-focused new financial market.
A new report says the oceans have held on to 60 percent more heat every year than anyone expected, further messing up the accuracy of past predictions of how fast the Earth will heat from global warming.
Former Goldman Southeast Asia chairman Tim Leissner just pled guilty to money laundering and bribery to get officials in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi to sign bond agreements with the bank.
Taiwanese firm United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Chinese state-owned Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit, and three former employees of the Taiwan branch of Micron Technologies were charged for corporate espionage and economic theft.
Luxembourg-based Bitstamp, the 27th highest volume cryptocurrency exchange in the world, was just acquired by NXMH, a Belgium-based investment company.
Akasha crime family members Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla led an international drug ring until the U.S. DEA effectively kidnapped them in Kenya and took them to the U.S. before they could again bribe their way out of extradition.
The Japanese government is planning to unleash another 1 million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from its damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
The oldest venture capital firm in and around Singapore just made a major investment in Binance, which calls itself the “world’s largest crypto-currency [exchange] by daily trade volume”.
The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty is just another step on the government’s path to escalate global war.
A high-level committee of tax experts in Japan are working to simplify the cryptocurrency tax filing process there, with the goal of increasing tax payment compliance in the country.
In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court in Israel said an American student previously imprisoned and denied her visa could stay, calling the government’s decision to block her “a radical and dangerous step”.