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Japan’s Abe reelected as party head, to stay on as PM for...

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide victory on Thursday, paving the way...

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering...

China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff war

BEIJING—China’s No. 2 leader appealed on Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat US and...

China vows ‘countermeasures’ to Washington’s new imposition

BEIJING—China said on Tuesday that it will take “countermeasures” to US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese...

Trump imposes new tariffs on $200-billion Chinese goods

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two...

South Korea’s Moon wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with North’s Kim Jong...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that he will push for “irreversible, permanent peace,” and for better dialogue...

Oil trades near $69 as signs of higher supply offset Iran...

Oil traded near $69 a barrel on signs of increased drilling by American producers and investor optimism that Saudi Arabia and Russia will fill...

‘Beijing should target goods US firms need’

BEIJING—One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports...

Report: Trump going ahead with new tariffs

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal...

Nasa satellite to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG Air Force Base, California—A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice...

Historic Kim Jong Un summit may make or break Moon’s presidency

Moon Jae-in has more than world peace riding on a successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week: His domestic agenda...

Volkswagen to stop making iconic Beetle next year

DETROIT—After selling it on and off in the US for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle. The company’s American unit...

Trump defies science with rebuff of Puerto Rico disaster death toll

President Donald Trump rejects the official death toll of 2,975 from last year’s devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. Yet the figure, which has been adopted...

China firms’ debt-servicing firepower slumps to 2015 low

Chinese companies’ debt-servicing firepower has slumped to a three-year low even as authorities move to support their financing, showcasing the difficulty of getting stimulus...

Florence’s wrath hits Carolina coast, with worst still to come

Hurricane Florence is swirling closer to the US East Coast, battering the Carolinas with water and wind and threatening to unleash widespread destruction. Life-threatening storm...

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

LOS ANGELES—A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him,...

China says Washington asks to resume talks on tariff fight

BEIJING—Washington has invited Beijing to hold new talks on their escalating tariff dispute, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday, ahead of a decision...

Oil falls below $70 as supply risks assessed against Opec salvo

Oil traded below $70 a barrel as investors assessed whether other Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) members can fill the supply gap...

Suu Kyi defends prison terms for 2 Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed because they broke the country’s Official Secrets...

Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeastern coast

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina—Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a...