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Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

Jan. 25, 2023 19:45 PM EST

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient Tha Phae Gate, one of many tourist hotspots still waiting for millions of Chinese travelers to return. The...

Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in Switzerland

Jan. 16, 2023 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, in Switzerland on Wednesday to discuss economic developments between the two nations. The Zurich talks will be a follow-up to the November meeting between President Joe...

Australia's foreign minister to meet counterpart in China

Dec. 19, 2022 03:36 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Monday she will meet with her counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing this week as Australia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations. China's Foreign Ministry said the visit will take place on Tuesday and...

Paroled Indonesia bombmaker apologizes for 2002 Bali attack

Dec. 13, 2022 07:43 AM EST

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant who was paroled last week after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence for making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings on Tuesday apologized to victims’ families. Hisyam bin Alizein, better known by...

Earthquakes hit Indonesia’s Bali island; no casualties

Dec. 13, 2022 07:42 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake and two aftershocks hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Tuesday, causing panic but no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.9 quake was centered 35 kilometers (22...

Bali's water crisis threatens local culture, UNESCO sites

Dec. 13, 2022 01:25 AM EST

JATILUWIH, Indonesia (AP) — Far from Bali's beaches and hotels, farmer I Ketut Jata stands on a mountainside, staring at terraced land that is too dry to grow the rice his family has long relied on for food and income. “It is no longer possible to work in the fields as a...

No bond for woman charged in death of socialite mom

Dec. 08, 2022 15:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge declined to ease bond conditions Thursday and release a Chicago woman who is charged with conspiracy in the 2014 death of her wealthy mother during a luxury vacation in Bali. The decision means Heather Mack, 27, will remain in custody without bond while...

Indonesia paroles bombmaker in deadly Bali attacks in 2002

Dec. 07, 2022 20:16 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant convicted of making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people was paroled Wednesday — after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence — despite strong objections by Australia, which lost scores of...

Kerry: Climate talks should have done more on pollution cuts

Dec. 07, 2022 16:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said last month’s international global warming talks didn’t do enough to speed up cuts in emissions of heat-trapping gases. Kerry told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that there was progress on some aspects of...

Indonesian official says bombmaker in 2002 Bali attack that killed 202 people has been freed from prison

Dec. 07, 2022 07:51 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian official says bombmaker in 2002 Bali attack that killed 202 people has been freed from prison.