Japanese Emperor Akihito, who spent much of his time trying to heal the wounds of WWII, intends to abdicate in a few years, NHK said on Wednesday.
The world will now be watching with bated breath as to what President Xi Jinping’s course of action will be.
The Philippines is content with a modest acknowledgment of its victory in an international court against China. This is probably a wise move.
With the NATO-Russia council meeting taking place in Brussels later on Wednesday, CNBC’s Hadley Gamble looks at the key conversations that could take place at the event.
CNBC’s Hadley Gamble breaks down the details and key themes of the NATO-Russia council meeting taking place in Brussels later on Wednesday.
Stephen Roach, Yale University Senior Fellow and Former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman, discusses the Hague's ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
After a ruling on the South China Sea in which an international tribunal rules China has no legal basis to claim rights to the South China Sea, Gen. Wesley Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, discusses whether the Chinese have any right to reject this ruling.
China's claims in the South China Sea are audacious, which makes The Hague's decision of huge economic and geopolitical importance.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks into the economic and political tensions around the South China Sea.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition looks headed for a victory in Sunday's upper house elections despite doubts on his economic policies and military aims.
North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday, but it appeared to fail in the early stages of flight, South Korea's military said.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, tells CNBC that she'd like to see "the doors to NATO remaining open" for the country.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, says that she's concerned that the recent rollover of sanctions against Russia would be the last.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, tells CNBC that the number of Ukrainian soldiers wounded had risen in the last month.
A US federal agency claims the U.S. military could save up to $5.7 billion annually by replacing soldiers with civilians.
Dr Samir Puri, lecturer in international relations at King’s College London, says the U.K. is under pressure to demonstrate commitment after Brexit.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Warsaw where NATO members are meeting and speaks to the NATO secretary general.
Anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted over a bombing in Baghdad earlier this week, as a separate attack killed dozens more.
President Obama delivers a statement on Afghanistan and how even narrow missions continue to be dangerous.
A long-awaited U.K. inquiry into the Iraq war has slammed the invasion in a report that is heavily critical of former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.