Politics

Analysis: Garment workers hold key to Cambodia’s political future

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:08PM UTC

In the battle for power within Cambodia’s newly competitive political landscape constituencies have become like chess pieces, with varying levels power and possibility. Few pieces have the potential decisive power in Cambodia’s ongoing political deadlock as the nation’s restive garment workers.

Burma plans by-elections for 28 seats this year

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 12:00PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma will hold by-elections later this year to fill 28 unoccupied parliamentary seats, giving contending parties a chance to test the political waters about a year ahead of the next general election. The head of the state election body, Tin Aye, on Thursday announced the plans

Japan, South Korean leaders could meet next week

By Thu, Mar 20, 2014 6:58PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A big question looms as the leaders of Japan and South Korea head to Europe next week: Will they finally meet? Friction over Japan’s brutal colonization of Korea in the first half of the 20th century has prevented a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and

US first lady avoiding politics on Beijing visit

By Thu, Mar 20, 2014 1:54PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama plans to avoid politics and focus on education and people-to-people contact on her first trip to China.

Japan imposes sanctions on Russia over Crimea

By Tue, Mar 18, 2014 4:22PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has announced a set of sanctions against Russia for its recognition of Crimea as an independent state.

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