JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Monday rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo’s decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives. The complaints by Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were tried separately with the same three-judge panel at the Jakarta High Administrative Court, which agreed with […]
Asian in Africa
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly As an Asian American, I did not expect my presence in Ghana to go without attention. This sounds self-centered. And it is.<!–more–> In the winter of 2012, an invitation from a school friend led me to the southern coastal city of Cape Coast, Ghana for vacation. This laid-back beach […]
High school diversity leaders awarded with scholarships
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity in education was the focus of the night on March 28, as the Northwest Asian Weekly
Youthful voice: “Spotlighting child trafficking in Ghana”
In the world today, about 27 million people are trafficked for prostitution and forced labor. According to recent studies in Ghana alone, about 20 percent of children are engaged in child labor, most of who are captured by Ghanaian fishermen coming from the North Atlantic Ocean. Recently, it was reported that girls from Ghana have been found in Russia living as prostitutes …
Seven who were adopted from overseas get their citizenship papers tomorrow
On Nov. 18, the Seattle Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will observe National Adoption Month by presenting citizenship certificates to seven people, including four children, all of whom entered the U.S. by being adopted by American parents. The event looks like a naturalization ceremony, but all of those receiving certificates had […]
Diversity makes a difference — Part 1
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates students who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.
A double-whammy loss for Asian Americans: After elimination of the U.S. team, all Asian teams follow
It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you that South Korea and Japan, the only two Asian teams left standing in the World Cup, were eliminated from the round of 16 teams this week.
Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off. Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Chaos predicted as Samoa changes driving side, reality much calmer
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.
Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.