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'New generation of Nigerians' marks Olympic bobsled debut

February 13, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. more »»

Friend of ex-S. Korean president, Lotte chairman get prison

February 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a... more »»

The Latest: Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen

February 13, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Palestinian teenager who slapped, punched two Israeli soldiers in December (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

The Latest: Confidante of ex-SKorean leader vows to appeal

February 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's political corruption trials (all times local):

5:15 p.m. more »»

Friend of ex-SKorean president, Lotte chairman get prison

February 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former confidante accused of manipulating South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in... more »»

AP interview: Qatar Air CEO sees growth despite Mideast spat

February 13, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qatar Airways' chief executive said Tuesday the carrier will post a loss this year because four other Arab countries have severed land, air and sea links with Qatar. more »»

The AP Asks: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

February 13, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as divided get. more »»

South African ruling party leaders push for Zuma resignation

February 13, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday faced increasing pressure from the ruling ANC party to resign, as the government struggled to resolve a leadership crisis that ha... more »»

Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

February 13, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by... more »»

China to select theaters nationwide to show propaganda films

February 13, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to select 5,000 movie theaters to screen propaganda films and will boost their box office with group sales, discounted tickets and other financial backing. more »»

Court to rule on ex-South Korean leader's jailed confidante

February 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday in the case of a woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country's first... more »»

Preserved roses bring Valentine's Day sales jolt to Ecuador

February 13, 2018

TABACUNDO, Ecuador (AP) — In a warehouse north of Ecuador's capital, a small, busy army of dexterous workers puts the final touches on a shipment of made-to-order roses with tones as diverse as... more »»

Cyclone destroys Parliament House, homes on Tonga, Fiji next

February 13, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Tonga began cleaning up damage Tuesday from a cyclone that destroyed its Parliament House, as well as homes and churches, and was intensifying... more »»

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

February 13, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and... more »»

Official: US believes ex-Venezuela oil czar took bribes

February 13, 2018

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.. more »»

China charges former rising political star with bribery

February 13, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — A former Politburo member once seen as a rising star in Chinese politics has been charged with bribery, becoming the highest-ranking serving official to be ensnared by President Xi... more »»

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

February 13, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a U.S. physician's license. more »»

Year after Kim's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

February 13, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lost in the glare of North Korea's missile launches, rhetorical battles with Washington and charm offensive at the Winter Olympics, two women stand accused of a crim... more »»

'I feel trapped': Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

February 13, 2018

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar's state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being... more »»

In Olympic corner of Asia, web of relationships is complex

February 13, 2018

When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity... more »»

 
 

 

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