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UN experts: North Korean hackers stole record virtual assets

Feb. 08, 2023 00:19 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean hackers working for the government stole record-breaking virtual assets last year estimated to be worth between $630 million and more than $1 billion, U.N. experts said in a new report. The panel of experts said in the wide-ranging report seen...

Myanmar, Russia sign pact on developing nuclear power

Feb. 07, 2023 22:26 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-led government, working with Russia’s state atomic energy company, has inaugurated a nuclear power information center as a step toward developing atomic power to fill energy shortages in the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation. Myanmar state...

Overnight rescue dig saves toddler trapped in Thai well

Feb. 07, 2023 06:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An overnight rescue operation successfully retrieved a 19-month-old girl from a dry artesian well shaft Tuesday — 18 hours after she fell into the hole at a cassava farm in northern Thailand. Rescuers clapped and cheered as the toddler, the daughter of migrant...

ASEAN vows to conclude pact with China on disputed territory

Feb. 05, 2023 07:03 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers vowed to finalize negotiations with China over a proposed pact aimed at preventing conflicts in the disputed South China Sea in their annual retreat on Saturday in Indonesia’s capital. In the final session of their...

ASEAN ministers urge reduced violence, dialogue in Myanmar

Feb. 03, 2023 09:51 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers urged Myanmar's military rulers on Friday to reduce violence and allow unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to pave the way for a national dialogue aimed at ending the country's worsening crisis. Meeting in Indonesia's...

Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Feb. 02, 2023 20:12 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities extended a state of emergency throughout the country wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war. State-run MRTV television broadcast...

Myanmar extends state of emergency, delaying expected polls

Feb. 01, 2023 11:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government announced Wednesday that is extending a state of emergency it imposed when it seized power two years ago, a move that appears to set back its plans for an election that had been expected in August. The announcement on state-run MRTV...

Myanmar resistance steadfast against army rule 2 years later

Feb. 01, 2023 09:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest...

Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

Feb. 01, 2023 01:14 AM EST

Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country. Australia also imposed additional sanctions...

How Myanmar is faring 2 years after army ousted Suu Kyi

Jan. 31, 2023 19:30 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, thousands of people have died in civil conflict and many more have been forced from their homes in a dire humanitarian crisis. Myanmar's economy, once one of the fastest growing in...