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  • Bangkok airport denies security slip after Tokyo finds a gun

    Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok's former police chief who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo with a loaded gun in his luggage. Lt. Gen. Comronwit Thoopgrajank was...
  • Political protest, art, exotic travel color Paris menswear

    Art, fashion and exotic travel merged in Thursday's energetic installment of Paris' spring-summer 2016 menswear shows. And fashion week's necessary dose of controversy was found in the form of an unauthorized political protest at Rick Owens. Here are the...
  • Seoul imposes more sanctions over North Korean arms trade

    South Korea on Friday imposed financial sanctions on seven individuals and organizations from Taiwan and Syria after they were linked to weapons trade with North Korea. The list revealed by government officials included Taiwanese businessman Hsien Tai...
  • Asian stocks fall on Greek standoff, China margin curbs

    Asian stocks fall on Greek standoff, China margin curbs
    Most Asian stock indexes fell Friday as a standoff between Greece and its international creditors threatened to drag into the weekend. Chinese shares led the declines as curbs on using borrowed money to buy stocks take the heat of a market boom....
  • Much more than chit-chat at inaugural PechaKucha

    PechaKucha is Japanese for chit-chat. But the inaugural PechaKucha night at The Pomfret Club in downtown Easton June 26 will challenge you to go much deeper than that. PechaKucha (pu-chock-cha) is a night of intellectual exchange, where presenters...
  • After lauding ties with China, US lists the rights abuses

    After heralding U.S. ties with China this week, the State Department shed light Thursday on an issue that got little public attention during the high-level talks in Washington: human rights. Repression of activists in China was routine, and tens of...
  • North Korea unveils new airport with shops, pharmacy and ... a chocolate fountain?

    North Korea has finished building an international airport terminal, state media reported Thursday, and photos show leader Kim Jong Un inspecting rather swanky amenities that include a jewelry store, a pharmacy and a coffee bar with — is that a...
  • Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations about parliament attack

    Pakistan "strongly rejects" accusations by Afghanistan's spy agency that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped orchestrate an attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that the allegations...
  • U.S. presses gay rights abroad as it awaits Supreme Court ruling

    HANOI, Vietnam As U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius deals with geopolitical concerns like China's island-building efforts in the South China Sea. But the personal can also be political when Osius introduces his husband, Clayton Bond, and speaks of...
  • NATO plans follow-up Afghan presence after Resolute Support

    NATO defense ministers are reassuring Afghanistan's government that it can count on the alliance's continued help after its military training and support mission, called Resolute Support, ends. Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday...
  • Pakistani activists risk death in speaking out against religious extremism

    Pakistani activists risk death in speaking out against religious extremism
    Pin-drop silence followed as social activist Jibran Nasir, 28, screened a documentary on sectarian and religious violence in Pakistan. Nasir, who was on a six-week speaking tour of the United States, is among the few outspoken voices in Pakistan when it...