APIA, Samoa (AP) — On Monday, Sept. 7, Samoa prepared to become the first country in nearly 40 years to switch driving from one side of the road to the other.
BEIJING (AP) — The new managers of Google Inc. in China expressed confidence on Sept. 8 that the business can grow despite the departure of the high-profile executive credited with expanding its share of the competitive Chinese market.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Outdoor markets tout sari sales, five-star hotels feature Indian chefs, and Thais drop by a temple in the financial district to beseech Hindu gods to send profits their way.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors demanded a four-year prison term on Aug. 24 for a South Korean scientist disgraced in a cloning scandal that shook the international scientific community and led to his trial on fraud and other charges.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s prime minister warned that “aggressive preaching” by religious groups and attempts to convert others threaten the city-state’s stability.
SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dae-jung — who survived assassination attempts and a death sentence during his years as a dissident to become president of South Korea, and whose unflagging efforts to reconcile with communist North Korea earned him the Nobel Peace Prize — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, hospital officials said. He was 85.
BEIJING (AP) — China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that ordered it to ease restrictions on imports of movies, music, and books in a case brought by Washington, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said Monday, Aug. 18.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s decision to restart tours run jointly with South Korea. Allowing reunions of families separated for decades by the peninsula’s war is aimed at obtaining much-needed foreign currency and leverage in negotiations with Washington and Seoul, experts said.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s vice foreign minister resigned Tuesday, Aug. 18, to take responsibility for his agency’s initial rejection of aid from other governments following Typhoon Morakot, which claimed about 500 lives and caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hours before the art show was to open to the public, the censors arrived and the grilling began. Under their watchful gaze, the nine artists performed parts of their works, aware that every movement could arouse suspicion.