By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s government said that there was no standoff with the United States over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York, as both countries appear eager to defuse the month-long dispute. After meeting with the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, following her return to New […]
President Obama sent his judicial and departmental nominations to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. Among the nearly 250 names submitted were the following members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities: Vince Girdhari Chhabria, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Susan Y. Illston, retired.
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The two rival parties claiming victory in Cambodia’s general election reached an agreement on August 3 with the state National Election Committee to investigate polling irregularities, a move that could pave the way to ending the country’s political deadlock. However, in the latest example […]
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition appeared to make impressive gains in July 28’s general election, though the ruling party claimed a victory that would extend the mandate of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen. The results, if confirmed, lend support to opposition contentions that the vote could usher […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Saturday, March 9 rejected accusations that the country’s military was behind massive hacking attacks on the United States and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet. Yang Jiechi is the highest-level Chinese official to comment on […]
By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned for her peaceful struggle against military rule, began a marathon tour of the United States on Monday, Sept. 17, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.
The Associated Press Staff KOHYON-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean Peninsula.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines warned Monday that China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea may eventually threaten freedom of navigation in the busy region and called on Western and Asian countries to take a stand against any such potential threat.
By Sri Kusmiati The Associated Press RAWAGEDEH, Indonesia (AP) — Widows of villagers executed by Dutch soldiers during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule more than six decades ago quietly welcomed news that they were entitled to compensation.
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt, demanded last week that America tighten its belt and confront its “addiction to debts” in the wake of Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating.