By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.
By Staff The Associated Press MIAMI, Florida (AP) — An American executive held hostage for nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute said on June 28 from his Florida home that he was held for ransom and that he paid nearly half a million dollars for his freedom.
By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.
By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he was finally able to leave China after being kept there for nearly five years over a dispute with a business rival, Chinese-American scientist Hu Zhicheng got out so fast that his wife didn’t have time to meet him at the airport.
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing’s murky skyline on Sunday, Jan. 13 as the capital’s air quality went off the index.
By Adil Jawad The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Hindus Sunday Dec. 2 protested the destruction of a Hindu temple in the southern port city of Karachi. The temple was razed, along with some nearby homes, by a builder.
By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it is reviewing a U.S. Embassy’s use of a wildly popular Vietnamese website laden with suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual property rights.
By Margie Mason The Associated Press TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — In a quiet, leafy neighborhood of Beijing, a woman has been living in enforced isolation in her book-lined, fifth-floor apartment. Her apparent misdeed: being married to a Nobel Peace Prize winner the Chinese government calls a criminal. In the year since jailed democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo […]
Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.