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Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:14:55 GMT2017-12-12T14:14:55Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77....

World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:30:06 GMT2017-12-12T13:30:06Z

TOKYO (AP) -- World stocks turned higher in European trading hours on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a slew of central bank decisions, including the Federal Reserve, which was expected to raise interest rates....

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:35:01 GMT2017-12-12T12:35:01Z

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday....

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:10:45 GMT2017-12-12T12:10:45Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014....

EU suspends aid to Cambodian election commission

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:27:33 GMT2017-12-12T11:27:33Z

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The European Union said Tuesday it has suspended assistance to Cambodia's election commission following last month's dissolution of the country's main opposition party, and warned that next July's general election will not be legitimate if the opposition is not allowed to participate....

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:35:08 GMT2017-12-12T09:35:08Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday to appeal his conviction....

Image of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht race

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:19:30 GMT2017-12-12T07:19:30Z

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Rick Rycroft, deckhands on Wild Oats XI prepare a sail during the Big Boat Challenge. The challenge is a lead-up event to the Sydney Hobart open ocean yacht race....

Pakistani army: Militants attack patrol, killing 2 soldiers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:59:00 GMT2017-12-12T06:59:00Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's army says militants opened fire on an army vehicle on patrol in the country's mountainous northwestern region near the Afghan border, killing two soldiers....

Afghan official says Taliban attacks have killed 3 soldiers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:49:47 GMT2017-12-12T06:49:47Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have targeted military checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province in two separate attacks, killing three Afghan soldiers....

US military: 1 soldier dies, 2 injured in vehicle incident

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:22:13 GMT2017-12-12T06:22:13Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. military says that an American soldier has died as a result of injuries sustained during a vehicle incident in eastern Afghanistan....