Japan's Shinzo Abe on Friday named the country's first-ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman U.S. ambassador to Tokyo.
The U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday it had seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be seeking to restart a reactor that experts say would be capable of making plutonium for atomic bombs.
China launched two fighter planes Friday to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its newly established maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, state media said.
China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in broadening defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed over the East China Sea., 2 Comments
About 1,000 anti-government protesters forced their way into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok on Friday, the latest escalation in a city-wide demonstration seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai opposition protesters cut power to the national police headquarters on Thursday, ignoring a plea by the prime minister to end their rallies after she survived a no confidence vote in parliament.
South Korean and Japanese flights through China's new maritime air defense zone added to the international defiance Thursday of rules Beijing says it has imposed in East China Sea but that neighbors and the U.S. have vowed to ignore.
An update of Japan's long-term defense policy to be unveiled next month will call for stronger air and maritime surveillance capabilities and the improved ability to defend far-flung isles as concerns rise about China's growing military assertiveness.
Australia refused Thursday to back down from criticism of China's newly declared air defense identification zone, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott proclaiming a right to “speak our mind.”
A “safety-related action” automatically shut down one of South Korea's 23 nuclear reactors on Thursday, the country's nuclear operator said, bringing the tally of those closed to six and hiking the chances of power blackouts this winter.