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China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North

May. 15, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip to...

Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

May. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the military. Johnson unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme Tuesday with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No....

Thai exile's parents seek information on his disappearance

May. 13, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The parents of a self-exiled Thai activist who disappeared after reportedly being extradited from Vietnam visited government offices and diplomatic missions in Bangkok on Monday to seek information about his fate. Siam Theerawut is one of three exiles about whom human rights groups have...

20 Singapore students injured in bus accident in Vietnam

May. 13, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A van carrying 20 Singaporean students participating in a community service project crashed into a curb in central Vietnam on Monday, injuring 12, official media said. The state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper said two of the students, who were traveling to Bach Ma national park in Hue...

Pentagon suspends war remains effort with North Korea

May. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed in the North during the Korean War. In a statement Wednesday, the Pentagon's Defense...

Today in History

May. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 127th day of 2019. There are 238 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its role in World War II. On this date: In 1763, Pontiac, chief of...

Vietnamese woman accused in Kim Jong Nam's killing released

May. 3, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — A Vietnamese woman who was tried in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a Malaysian airport was released from prison on Friday prison and flew back to Hanoi. Doan Thi Huong expressed her gratitude "to everybody who prayed for me" in a video taken by...

Vietnam official says woman who was tried for the killing of North Korean leader's brother has been released from prison

May. 2, 2019 8:16 PM EDT
KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnam official says woman who was tried for the killing of North Korean leader's brother has been released from prison.

Indonesia detains 12 fishermen after sea clash with Vietnam

Apr. 29, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's navy said Monday that one of its patrol vessels was rammed by two Vietnamese coast guard ships after intercepting a boat it says was fishing illegally in its waters. Indonesia detained 12 Vietnamese fishermen from the boat, which sank in Saturday's clash, and they are...