Korean actor Gong Yoo arrives in Taiwan on his second visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –South Korean actor Gong Yoo, the star of the hit film "Train to Busan," arrived in Taiwan Thursday on his second visit to the island and is scheduled to...

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RED BULL FAMILY-TAX HAVENS — The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, includ...

Indonesia to start 1-year countdown as Asian Games host

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia starts a one-year countdown clock on Friday as it races to complete venues to host an Asian Games that it hopes will showcase the archipelago as a leading nation in...

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Four Taiwanese halted from being deported to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Four Taiwanese suspects were promptly halted from deporting to China by Indonesia police. On August 14, a group of four Taiwanese citizens suspected in an internat...

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NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR — China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concer...

North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuri...

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after tense months in which the country's reputa...

Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — A clinic in Indonesia is offering laser removal of tattoos for free, providing relief to Muslims who have regrets about their ink. Islam calls for Muslims...

Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuri...

Indonesia police arrest militants preparing chemical attacks

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they've arrested five suspected Islamic militants and seized chemicals that were to be used for attacks on several locations, including the presidential...

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