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The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

Mar. 23, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes...

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Mar. 22, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop "soul summoning" and "bad karma eviction" ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam. Tens of thousands of worshippers have been paying the 18th century Ba Vang pagoda in northern Quang...

Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

Mar. 21, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of methamphetamine worth up to $26 million. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper said the alleged ring leader was arrested Wednesday when he received the drugs in Ho Chi...

US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

Mar. 15, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his promise to keep his missile launches and nuclear tests on hold, speaking after a top North Korean official suggested the moratorium was under review and could be lifted. Pompeo...

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Mar. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit...

Malaysia continues case against Vietnam woman in Kim killing

Mar. 14, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney-general ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, prosecutors said in court Thursday. Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad gave no explanation for the refusal to drop the...

Countries and carriers around globe ground Boeing 737 Max

Mar. 14, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. A look...

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

Mar. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader. Then the charges were unexpectedly dropped. With...

US grounding of Boeing jet shows limits of company's clout

Mar. 13, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing is a juggernaut in Washington, employing a team of in-house lobbyists and blue chip firms as part of a multimillion dollar influence operation built to shape policy on Capitol Hill and inside the Trump administration. But the company's clout goes only so far. Bowing...

Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Mar. 13, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. Some airlines and countries...