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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch government is taking to Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday July 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

Jul. 10, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases...

Staffs of news broadcaster Al Jazeera leave Bukit Aman police headquarters after being questioned by the Malaysian police over a documentary about the country's arrests of undocumented migrants, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Malaysian police Friday grilled a team of reporters and staff from Al Jazeera over its documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants, that officials have slammed as unfair and bias. National police chief said the documentary released earlier this month had sparked public anger, and that initial probe showed it was inaccurate and depicted the country in a negative light. (AP Photo)

Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrants

Jul. 10, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Friday over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased. National police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said the documentary...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as some benchmarks were buoyed by an ongoing worldwide rally as investors bet on a dramatic economic turnaround amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asia markets slip as virus outbreaks mute hopes for rebound

Jul. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Markets were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dimmed hopes for a global recovery, despite an overnight rally in tech shares that pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6% to 22,577.65 and South Korea's Kospi...

A woman wearing a face mask stands in front of a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, July 6, 2020. Asian stock markets rose Monday as investors looked ahead for data they hope will support optimism about a global economic recovery. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asia stocks rise as investors shrug off virus worries

Jul. 6, 2020 4:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday as investors shrugged off rising coronavirus cases in the United States and some other countries. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia advanced. Markets rose last week after unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs data despite some American states...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, rear fourth from left, opens the court session as the trial resumed for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago, at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam.  Judges in the trial on Friday July 3, 2020, have granted requests for further investigations submitted by lawyers representing one of the Russian suspects. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, FILE)

Judges allow extra investigations for defense at MH17 trial

Jul. 3, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges in the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Friday granted some requests for further investigations submitted by lawyers representing one of the Russians. Among the additional...

Sabine ten Doesschate, rear, and Boudewijn van Eijck, front, lawyers for one of the four suspects, Russian Oleg Pulatov, are seen as the trial resumed at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, Monday, June 8, 2020, for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, POOL)

Defense lawyers in MH17 plane trial seek more investigations

Jun. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said Tuesday that the nearly six-year investigation into the deadly incident still has not produced a definitive picture of what happened and...

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2020 file photo, Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, rear, fourth from left, opens the court session as the trial resumed at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam,  for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago.  Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 have cast doubt on prosecutors’ assertions that the passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, it was reported on Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, Pool, File)

Defense lawyers seek more investigations into MH17 downing

Jun. 22, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 cast doubt Monday on prosecutors' assertions that the passenger jet was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile. The comments came as Dutch...

Workers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stage a rally against the government's labor policy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The letters head bands read

The Latest: SKorea reports 45 new COVID cases, most in Seoul

Jun. 10, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of them in the capital region, continuing a weekslong resurgence that health authorities fear could develop into a huge wave. The figures announced Thursday bring national totals to 11,947 cases and 276 deaths. The capital...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the new coronavirus stands on a footbridge at a public park in Beijing, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. China says its three latest cases of coronavirus infection were brought from outside the country. No new deaths were reported Wednesday and just a few dozen people remain in treatment for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases

Jun. 10, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. The spike has come as the government moves forward with reopening restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of its...

FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, former chief minister of Saba state on Borneo island, Musa Aman, center, arrives at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Musa Aman was among several senior politicians from the United Malays National Organization who were charged with corruption after the party's shocking defeat in 2018 polls. The party became part of a new alliance government under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin that came into power in March. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File)

Malaysian prosecutors drop second high-profile graft case

Jun. 9, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian prosecutors on Tuesday dropped 46 corruption charges against a former state leader, the second high-profile graft case to be dismissed since a new government took over in March. Musa Aman, ex-chief minister of Sabah state on Borneo island, was among several senior...