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Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world's waste

Jul. 9, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to wealthy nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world's rubbish. The...

'Wolf of Wall Street' producer charged in Malaysian scandal

Jul. 5, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — "The Wolf of Wall Street" producer and stepson of Malaysia's former prime minister pleaded not guilty on Friday to laundering $248 million from a state investment fund, becoming the third person in his family charged in the 1MDB scandal that helped end Najib Razak's government...

Success has Malaysian rapper Bunga dreaming of music

Jul. 3, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

One of the few Malaysian female rappers, Bunga says she at first didn't consider a career in music. "My initial dream was to be a politician or a lawyer," the 19-year old rapper told The Associated Press before her first performance in Singapore for the Malay arts festival "Pesta Raya" last weekend. Her success...

Clarification: Trump-North Korea story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story June 30, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for...

The Latest: NKorea's state media calls DMZ meeting 'amazing'

Jun. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 10 a.m. Monday North Korea's state media is describing leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump at the Demilitarized Zone as "an amazing event" in the border village it notes is a symbol of the...

N. Korea says Trump's offer to meet Kim 'very interesting'

Jun. 29, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday President Donald Trump's offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean Demilitarized Zone is a "very interesting suggestion," brightening prospects for a third face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. The North's First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son...

Seoul: US ready for talks with N Korea on denuclearization

Jun. 28, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea reaffirmed Friday that Washington is ready to hold talks with the North, South Korea's government said, as North Korea escalates its calls for the U.S. to make new proposals to resolve the impasse in their nuclear diplomacy. Stephen Biegun's...

Singapore probes drones at airport that disrupted 63 flights

Jun. 25, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said Tuesday that 18 flights at the airport...

North Korea says Kim received 'excellent' letter from Trump

Jun. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate" the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...