France's prime minister says there'll be no U-turn in the government's policy of hiking taxes on fossil fuels to encourage the take-up of cleaner energies, despite planned protests by vehicle drivers this weekend.
After decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.
The darlings of South Korea's Winter Olympics are back in the headlines eight months after their stirring run to a curling silver medal. South Korea's sports ministry is investigating allegations by the so-called Garlic Girls of abuse.
Leaders from Southeast Asia, China and other neighboring countries are meeting in Singapore, where they've cited progress on keeping peace in the South China Sea as evidence the region is managing to handle such issues on its own.
A Cambodian court has charged 11 pregnant women and seven other people with violating laws against surrogate births; Cambodia outlawed surrogacy in 2016 after becoming a destination for foreign parents.
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister.
Lion Air Flight JT 610, carrying at least 188 people, including crew members, crashed into the Java Sea on Monday morning, October 29, shortly after it took off from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta.