Shinzo Abe wins re-election easily, despite sluggish economy and a weak yen

The win will realise Abe's dream of becoming Japan's longest-serving premier

Kim wants another Trump summit to speed up denuclearisation

North and South want to declare an end to the Korean War this year, says President Moon Jae-in

Korea: sceptics fear sanctions erosion

North Korea is believed to have earned hundreds of millions of dollars trading in banned minerals and weapons

China denies meddling in US elections and demands 'respect'

After Donald Trump's combative tweets, China politely tells him to stay in his lane

Needles found in Australian fruit spurs 15-year jail term proposal

More than 100 reports of needles found in fruit threaten an industry worth more than $116m, with the prime minister calling it ‘akin to terrorism’

Bank of Baroda features in India’s plan to merge three state-run lenders

A state panel recommends merging Vijaya, Dena and Bank of Baroda to create India’s third-largest bank by loans

Samsung back in favour as Moon prepares meeting with Kim Jong-un

President Moon Jae-in is finding his political fortunes tied to South Korea’s biggest conglomerate amid a sputtering economy

Typhoon Mangkhut death toll hits 74 — and is expected to rise

In Hong Kong residents are helping with the clean up — in the Philippines people are using human chains to remove debris after extensive landslides

China vows to retaliate against Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs

China calls Trump’s ‘protectionist and unilateral measures’ unacceptable

Japanese submarine in South China Sea military exercise

The drills may be seen as a challenge to China, which claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea

Drugs kill seven at Hanoi music event

The incident prompts officials to ban all electronic dance music festivals in Hanoi

Philippines rescuers in race to find buried miners in Typhoon Mangkhut’s aftermath

Authorities expect the death toll to rise amid a desperate search for dozens of small-scale miners buried under a landslide triggered by the world’s most ...

Could some Chinese funds invested abroad be more destructive than beneficial?

The inability of SA’s government to open the books and reassure investors that Chinese interests genuinely come with ‘no strings attached’ is ...

Australia offers reward after needles found in strawberries

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s government offers A$100,000 to catch the perpetrators

South Korean leader steps in to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

Moon Jae-in hopes to mediate after progress with Washington stalls

Pakistan's army chief visits Beijing after 'Silk Road' tension

Relations with staunch ally China need mending after a minister's comments about the future of Silk Road projects

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