Gillian Wong and Johnson Lai, Associated Press | Posted Dec 3rd - 2:40am
In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.
Indonesian police said they released eight people on Saturday, including prominent citizens who were arrested a day earlier for suspected treason and other crimes but are continuing to investigate them. Three others are still detained for questioning.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Dec 3rd - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America — a departure from Duterte's hostility toward the Obama administration.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 7:20pm
Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are expected to march in capital Seoul for the sixth straight Saturday calling for the removal of scandal-plagued President Park Geun-hye, who faces an impeachment vote in parliament next week.
Luis Benavides and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 5:20pm
Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.
Rami Musa, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 2:23pm
Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence the city has seen in two years.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 1:43pm
The government minister responsible for the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the 1970s and 80s says he believes growing international pressure will eventually lead to a return of the abductees or their remains.