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  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

    Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday. The four released on Wednesday were sailors of the MV Prantalay...
  • GM shrinks in Indonesia, Thailand in new Southeast Asia overhaul

    DETROIT General Motors will stop making cars in Indonesia on its own, ending production of the Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand, and is withdrawing from a low-emission vehicle program launched by the Thai government. But GM and two of its Chinese partners,...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...
  • Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at a time when the Obama administration is weighing whether to slow...
  • South Korea makes cheating legal; decriminalizes extramarital affairs

    South Korea makes cheating legal; decriminalizes extramarital affairs
    In South Korea, it’s now legal to be unfaithful. The country’s Constitutional Court voted Thursday to strike down a longstanding law that criminalized adultery. Seven of nine judges voted to nullify the law on extramarital affairs, which has...
  • With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard

    With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard
    Somewhere over Afghanistan, an A-10 plunged toward the earth, a two-star general at the controls. Fortunately for the general and the aircraft, it was a simulation. As the uprushing ground filled the viewing screen before Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, a...
  • South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

    The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said...
  • Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing

    A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said. Those aboard included the captain, two crew members and 16 suspected...
  • UN cites 2 'credible' reports of torture at US facilities in Afghanistan

    GENEVA The United Nations reported Wednesday that it had uncovered two credible accounts of torture at U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan in recent years during an investigation into the treatment of detainees. The report, which was devoted...
  • Hong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case

    A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was sentenced after her conviction earlier this month on eight charges of...