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Myanmar court agrees to speed up trial of journalists

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:54:49 GMT2017-07-28T12:54:49Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in northern Myanmar agreed Friday to expedite the trial of three journalists charged with violating a law that provides up to three years' imprisonment for people who assist groups that are deemed illegal....



Stock markets slide as tech earnings underwhelm

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:37:03 GMT2017-07-28T12:37:03Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- Global stocks slid on Friday as underwhelming earnings from Amazon and Twitter weighed on technology companies....



The Latest: Pakistan's ruling party asks people to stay calm

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:28:53 GMT2017-07-28T12:28:53Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):...



Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:15:45 GMT2017-07-28T10:15:45Z

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) -- A chemist's report that shows the banned VX nerve agent was used to kill the half brother of North Korea's leader needs further scrutiny, a lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the man said Friday as he examined evidence ahead of a trial set for October....



Indonesia watchdog says execution of Nigerian was unlawful

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:09:16 GMT2017-07-28T10:09:16Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's state watchdog said Friday the execution last year of a Nigerian man for drug offenses should not have been carried out and was the result of institutional negligence....



Pakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:03:55 GMT2017-07-28T10:03:55Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A five-judge panel of Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family....



Nepal woodcarvers inspired to restore quake-toppled temples

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:35:05 GMT2017-07-28T09:35:05Z

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- In the rubble of Nepal's 2015 earthquake, a team of dedicated woodworkers is finding inspiration to recreate what was lost....



Nissan-Renault seize lead in first half global vehicle sales

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:29:15 GMT2017-07-28T09:29:15Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The alliance of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA of France led in global vehicle sales for the first half of this year, the first time it has claimed top rank, beating perennial top-sellers Volkswagen, Toyota and General Motors....



Japan defense minister quits over peacekeepers' cover-up

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:39:57 GMT2017-07-28T08:39:57Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's defense minister resigned Friday, saying she accepted the responsibility for a cover-up in which her ministry concealed records of Japanese U.N. peacekeepers' activities and dangers they faced in South Sudan....



Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from serving because of co...

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:21:10 GMT2017-07-28T07:21:10Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from serving because of corruption allegations....