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Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

May. 26, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday. Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of...

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

May. 17, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time since it imposed tight border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Biden names envoy to SE Asia bloc, stressing US attention

May. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he's nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration's commitment to the Pacific region. Biden announced his decision to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 04, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Lancaster Lancaster Online/LNP. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Both chambers of the Pa. Legislature need to make lawmakers’ expenses searchable online Why is everything the Pennsylvania General Assembly does so complicated and convoluted? The state Senate...

Another Malaysian to be hanged in Singapore wins reprieve

Apr. 28, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A second Malaysian man due to be hanged in Singapore this week for drug trafficking won a last-minute reprieve Thursday from the top court. Datchinamurthy Kataiah, 36, was scheduled to be hanged Friday, just two days after the execution of a Malaysian man that...

Singapore executes Malaysian despite pleas he was disabled

Apr. 27, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore on Wednesday executed a Malaysian man convicted of drug smuggling after a court dismissed a last-minute challenge from his mother and international pleas to spare him on grounds he was mentally disabled. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death...

Singapore executes mentally disabled Malaysian man condemned for a drug offense after court dismisses final court motion

Apr. 26, 2022 22:21 PM EDT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore executes mentally disabled Malaysian man condemned for a drug offense after court dismisses final court motion.

Singapore court dismisses final appeal of disabled Malaysian

Apr. 26, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a last-minute legal challenge filed by the mother of a mentally disabled Malaysian man in an attempt to halt his execution for drug trafficking. The dismissal of the motion clears the way for the execution of...

Ko, Hataoka share LA Open lead at demanding Wilshire CC

Apr. 23, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jin Young Ko had five back-nine birdies in a 7-under 64 at demanding Wilshire Country Club for a share of the second-round lead Friday with Nasa Hataoka in the DIO Implant LA Open. Five strokes behind first-round leader Alison Lee after a 71, the top-ranked Ko...

NZ, Japan boost security ties amid Russia, China concerns

Apr. 21, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, agreed on Thursday to strengthen the partnership in defense, trade and climate between their nations, including the beginning of formal talks toward a military information sharing agreement. ...