A nationalist councilwoman in Berlin has been ridiculed online for proposing the closure of one the city's most famous techno clubs because of its long opening hours as well as partygoers' drug consumption and lascivious behavior on the dance floor.
In a story April 18 based on an interview with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was Asia's longest-serving political leader when he retired. He was one of the region's longest-serving leaders, but not the longest.
Pakistan says Afghan authorities have returned the bodies of five Pakistani soldiers killed during a weekend clash along a disputed segment of the two countries' border, and also released a sixth soldier captured by the Afghans.
Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.
China has held live-fire exercises off its southeast coast, state media said Thursday, in an apparent warning to the democratic, self-ruled island of Taiwan against what Beijing deems as provocative remarks on independence.
The U.N. Security Council is heading to a remote Swedish estate this weekend for its annual retreat with the secretary-general after one of its most contentious weeks in years that saw ambassadors accusing each other of lying about a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 18th - 7:24pm
A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.