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California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A high-level member of a global drug ring arrived in Southern California last night after being extradited from Colombia on charges that he conspired to transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars from South America to Mexico for eventual sale in the United States. The extradition resulted from a coordinated, … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

BANGKOK | Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

BANGKOK  — Human rights groups expressed alarm Thursday at Thailand’s detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, saying they face possible persecution if returned to their homelands. Thai and international rights groups said the asylum seekers were rounded up Tuesday in a northern suburb of Bangkok … Continue reading BANGKOK | Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE, Md./ August 07, 2018 (STL.News) “A much-cited advantage—and joy—of retirement is being able to spend your days as you see fit, indulging in your favorite passions, such as golf,” says International Living’s Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens. “That can prove to be a prohibitively expensive pastime in North America, but in the right places overseas, … Continue reading 5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement To Strengthen Water Data Management and Information Sharing in The Lower Mekong

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement To Strengthen Water Data Management and Information Sharing in The Lower Mekong

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met today with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the margins of the ASEAN-centered ministerials in Singapore. The Secretary welcomed Laos as the United States’ incoming ASEAN coordinator, and underscored the U.S. commitment to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand  — The members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. They ordained 10 days ago to give thanks for their three-week ordeal and show gratitude to all those who helped them. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple