By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]
Kim Jong Il’s grandson enrolls in Bosnia school
By Sabina Niksic The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s grandson will be enrolling at a private high school in Bosnia made up of international students, a school official indicated on Friday, Sept. 30. Kim Han Sol, 16, will be the first student from North Korea to attend the […]
Pakistani tech wiz utilizes the Internet for the poor
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don’t have access to the web. He could shake up the country’s politics in the process. Saif’s efforts recently earned him […]
BLOG: Seeing “Mission Impossible” in action
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song. Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once […]
Malaysia, Australia sign refugee exchange pact
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Australia sealed a pact Monday, July 25, to swap refugees in a contentious new strategy aimed at deterring asylum seekers from undertaking perilous boat journeys to Australia. The deal will see Australia send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four years in exchange for Australia resettling […]
Powerful, gutsy women in law enforcement and the military to be honored
On Friday, May 13, at New Hong Kong Restaurant, these 12 individuals will be distinguished for their career achievements and contributions to the community.
Controversial Ore. congressman Wu gets a primary challenger
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congressman who has acknowledged inappropriate behavior during the 2010 election campaign will face a primary challenge in the next election.
“In Their Boots” shares the stories of military families touched by war
“In Their Boots,” a 10-part documentary series about Americans who have been touched by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has premiered in Seattle and Tacoma on KCTS 9
Turkey becomes global power in construction
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An army of Turkish cranes and bulldozers is at work across the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, building dams, stadiums,
Marine Widow-Immigration — U.S. Marine’s widow and baby return to Japan
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Marine’s widow who has been fighting immigration law to remain in the United States to raise their 1-year-old child has returned to Japan with no clear resolution in sight.