By Jake Pearson The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing sparked a diplomatic crisis last year, will be leaving his position at New York University at the end of this month, the university confirmed.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea.
By Indrajit Singh The Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — The second-biggest party in India’s main opposition alliance quit the group on Sunday after the dominant party appointed a Hindu ideologue to lead its campaign for parliamentary elections next year.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we begin the summer, we take a look at a Mariners ace, the world of competitive spelling, what American speed skater JR Celski is up to, and much more.
World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as host families in the Seattle area.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Great jazz singers aren’t supposed to break out kazoos mid-song. Then again, they aren’t supposed to cover songs such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon,” or Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” either. However, South Korea-born singer Youn Sun Nah, who plays the Kirkland Performing Arts center […]
The Aki Kurose Peace Garden at Laurelhurst Elementary will reopen after a significant renovation in early June.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Goodwill Seattle now has a new building to match its sophisticated clientele, which includes the mayor and many successful professionals.
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly A genetic mutation that prevents inflammation present in some Southeast Asians may hold the key to treating a deadly disease, but more research is needed according to researchers at the University of Washington.