Sex videos and prostitution rings reveal K-pop stars' dark side

The Washington Post once touted them as the "biggest band in Asia." The five members of Big Bang were celebrated internationally, not least because they broke the strict conventions of K-pop...

S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South Korea. Live TV footage showed singer Jung Joon-y...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban c...

Judge orders accused Ohio vice officer held without bond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a vice squad officer in Ohio held without bail on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. A federal indictm...

Feds accuse vice officer of forcing women into sex

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer for a vice squad officer in Ohio says his client is innocent of charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Defense attorn...

Extent of abused Vietnamese children trafficked to Europe 'shocking'

Dung, a child from Vietnam, was kidnapped by women who pitied her and offered her food. She fainted and woke up later in a house in China. After a few days, she was forced to travel and found herself ...

Report: Spa founder attended Trump's Super Bowl party

MIAMI (AP) — A photo published in the Miami Herald shows that the founder of a spa implicated in a human-trafficking ring attended a Super Bowl watch party at President Donald Trump's West Palm Beach ...

How Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism

These days, in front of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, you'll see many baffled faces. Tourists tap nervously on their smartphones, look up briefly, then back to their screens again. They're look...

Pope calls for protection of human trafficking's victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted governments to root out the causes of human trafficking and protect victims. Francis made the appeal while addressing faithful in St. Pe...

2 Vietnamese tourists admit to working in sex trade in NE. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Vietnamese women, aged 25 and 37, are suspected of traveling to Taiwan under the guise of "sightseeing" to engage in prostitution, reported UDN. Two Vietnamese...

APNewsBreak: Feds say 'star' DEA agent abroad stole millions

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the ver...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

US Navy submarine captain punished for hiring prostitutes in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A U.S. submarine commander has been penalized for hiring out the services of prostitutes in the Philippines over the weekend. It is reported that Travis Zettel, former ...

8 rogue Vietnamese tourists nabbed, women could be working in Kaohsiung brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week were arrested by authorities, while four others have been accounted for, leaving 140 yet to be found, accor...

Ex head of DEA post in Colombia cleared in misconduct probe

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia has been cleared of wrongdoing following a probe of misconduct allegations, includ...