BANGKOK (AP) — A popular Thai music act has apologized amid a scandal set off when one of its members wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth. Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he’s been expelled to four decades after being sent to adoptive parents in Michigan at age 3.
By KIM TONG-HYUNGAssociated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed on Jan. 21, following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing (hash)MeToo movement […]
PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Jan. 18 that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized on Jan. 16 to the Malaysian […]
By SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Jan. 16 became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted. Kong Korm and his son, Kong Bora, had their bans lifted when Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni signed a […]
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours on Jan. 20 while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, his […]
By YANAN WANG and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ROB GILLIES Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on Jan. 14 in a drug smuggling case as tensions heightened between the two countries over Canada’s arrest last month of a top Chinese technology executive. In a sudden retrial, a Chinese […]
By YANAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said on Jan. 14, in what was reportedly the first such collaboration since an American law banned joint space projects with China […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Jan. 6 in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the […]
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a Jan. 2 letter to shareholders that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter […]