Law And Order

Trump, at North Korea summit, distracted by Cohen

Feb 27, 2019

A grand diplomatic triumph, a headline-dominating spectacle that could lead to the disarmament of a dangerous nation and a vital political victory for Trump was threatened to be upstaged by the testimony of his former lawyer and fixer before Congress

Australian man sentenced to 5 years in Bali prison for drugs

Feb 27, 2019

A court in Bali has sentenced an Australian man and his Indonesian girlfriend to five years and four months in prison each for possessing cocaine

Vietnam arrests 2 ex-ministers suspected of mismanagement

Feb 23, 2019

Vietnamese police have arrested two ex-information ministers suspected of mismanaging state investment capital, as the authorities toughen their crackdown on corruption

Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect

Feb 20, 2019

A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway

Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruption

Feb 20, 2019

A former top Chinese general has been given a life sentence for taking and distributing bribes and possessing a large amount of unaccounted-for property

Nissan ex-boss Ghosn's new lawyer questions handling of case

Feb 20, 2019

Nissan ex-boss Ghosn's new lawyer questions handling of case, says trial may not begin for months

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

Feb 20, 2019

China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Feb 18, 2019

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

Feb 15, 2019

Sweden's foreign affairs ministry says it is investigating the country's ambassador to China over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and businessmen she says made threats

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

Feb 15, 2019

AP Interview: Award-winning head of Philippine news site accuses Duterte government of acting like a dictatorship and of using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent