Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.
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A Brazilian appeals court on Sunday delivered a surprise ruling ordering the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 72, who has been jailed since April for corruption and could now be released within hours.
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Japan is drawing up plans requiring all senior government bureaucrats to undergo anti-sexual harassment training, an official said Thursday, after a scandal involving a top finance ministry employee.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, promised to block moves to be ousted from office.
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New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed Sunday to review a controversial law against "fake news" hurriedly passed before the elections and seen as aimed at critics of his scandal-tainted predecessor.
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Despite unpopularity and a deepening economic crisis, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro seems such a certainty for reelection in April that only an evangelical pastor has found the faith to run against him.
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Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo wants the Philippines to host the Miss Universe again this year.