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South Korea Says US Drills Suspended to Aid Talks With North

South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. Photo: Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Trump Slams Media Coverage of North Korea Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing his assault on the media by suggesting that its coverage of the North Korea summit would have been more favorable had his predecessor done it.

Dozens Missing After Ferry Sinking at Indonesia’s Lake Toba

Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month.

Google to Invest US$550M in Alibaba Rival JD.com

Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets.

North and South Korea Discuss How to Cooperate in Asian Games

Sports officials from the rival Koreas met at a border village on Monday to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August
A row of charred vehicles is seen June 12 at the fire and police station in the south central province of Binh Thuan, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

Vietnam Arrests 8 People After Economic Zone Law Protests

HANOI — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a ...
File photo. Photo: Kyle Zimmerman

7-Meter Python Swallows Indonesian Woman

JAKARTA — A 7-meter-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.
A motorist looks at charred vehicles burned by protesters at a fire and police station Tuesday in the south central province of Binh Thuan, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

American Detained in Vietnam After Joining Protests

HANOI — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd after leading the flag-raising rites at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebration Tuesday at the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine at Kawit, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Protesters Heckle, Disrupt Duterte’s Independence Day Speech

KAWIT, Philippines — A group of left-wing activists heckled and disrupted a televised Independence Day speech Tuesday by the Philippine president and called him a "traitor" amid criticism of his handling of territorial disputes with China.
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Toyota Investing $1 Billion in Ride-Hailing Company Grab

TOKYO — Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing USD$1 billion (32 trillion baht) in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia.

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