SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Large crowds were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to celebrate the impeachment of Presiden... Full Story
Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Large crowds were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks.
World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.
Man sentenced to death for killings of men dumped in river
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Vietnam native convicted of murdering two brothers and dumping their bodies into a Philadelphia river has been sentenced to death.
Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
The Latest: US says smooth transition in S. Korea critical
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):
US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war.
South Korean president impeachment tarnishes family legacy
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Geun-hye could always rely on one unwavering gift throughout a political career that saw a triumphant return as South Korea's first female president to the palatial Blue House where she'd lived as a girl: She enjoyed the reflected devotion, some might say worship, tha half the country felt for her late dictator father.
Thai army says 6 drug smugglers killed in gunfight
BANGKOK (AP) — Six drug smugglers were fatally shot in a gunbattle in northern Thailand when they were confronted by soldiers, the military said.
Diplomats call for aid access to troubled Myanmar state
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Foreign diplomatic missions in Myanmar urged its government on Friday to allow "full and unfettered" humanitarian access to troubled Rakhine state, where operations by aid agencies have been curtailed while the army carries out counterinsurgency operations.
Retired Indian air force chief held for Italian chopper deal
NEW DELHI (AP) — A retired Indian air force chief and two others were arrested Friday for allegedly influencing a $750 million deal with AgustaWestland for the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters to ferry Indian VIPs, a federal investigator said.
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