By SAM McNEIL Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a disease outbreak in China’s pig herds that has pushed up global pork prices has risen to 1.2 million animals, but its spread has “significantly slowed,’’ a deputy agriculture minister said. Authorities are stepping up efforts to contain African swine fever but the […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — “The Wolf of Wall Street’’ producer and stepson of Malaysia’s former prime minister pleaded not guilty on July 5 to laundering $248 million from a state investment fund, becoming the third person in his family charged in the 1MDB scandal that helped end Najib Razak’s government last year. Riza Aziz […]
When hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature’s main building on July 1, they stood on lawmakers’ desks in the main legislative chamber, painted over the territory’s emblem high up on a wooden wall, and wrote slogans calling for a democratic election of the city’s leader and denouncing now-suspended extradition legislation that sparked the protests.
By PITCHA DANGPRASITH Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony on June 24. The boys who became […]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean superstar couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are seeking a divorce to end their celebrity marriage of less than two years. Dubbed as “Song-Song couple,’’ both have huge followings across Asia and elsewhere. They married in October 2017 after falling in love while co-starring in the mega-hit TV […]
Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature on the night of July 1, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside.
By MIKE CORDER NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — International prosecutors announced murder charges on June 19 against four men—three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds—in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298 people aboard. The case, built with the help […]
By Nick Perry ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities in Fiji said on June 4 that a young Texas couple vacationing in the South Pacific country died from an unidentified illness. Michelle Canalog Paul and her husband, David Paul of Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in Fiji on May 22 for a vacation. They […]
By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to […]
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s government says it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal “Made in Vietnam’’ labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods. The customs department says textiles, fisheries, farm products, tiles, honey, iron, steel, and plywood are among the […]