Dec 29, 2014

Search resumes off Indonesia for missing AirAsia flight

The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday. First Adm. Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base, ...

Dec 29, 2014

Airbus sends experts to help in probe over vanished AirAsia A320

Airbus NV has dispatched two experts to Jakarta to assist in the investigation of the missing A320 airliner operated by AirAsia Bhd., the budget carrier that rose from almost nothing in 2001 to become the plane maker’s biggest customer. The single-aisle jet lost contact ...

Dec 29, 2014

U.S. ready to assist in search for missing AirAsia jet

The United States said Sunday that it was ready to help search for an AirAsia plane that disappeared while traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, but that so far it had not been asked. The State Department said it was aware of the search and ...

Search for missing AirAsia plane suspended

Dec 28, 2014

Search for missing AirAsia plane suspended

Indonesia suspended until first light Monday the search for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday over the Java Sea with 162 people on board after the crew requested a change of flight plan due to bad weather. The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route ...

Nov 26, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

Singapore on Wednesday banned U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after over 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimizing “sexual assault and predation.” The move follows a similar ban by Britain last week. Officials in other ...

Nov 17, 2014

Lee of Singapore hails Abe's 'proactive contribution to peace'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his Singapore counterpart Monday that Japan will play an assertive role in promoting regional stability and “proactively contribute to peace,” a Foreign Ministry official said. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his administration supports Abe’s eagerness to contribute ...

Nov 6, 2014

Singapore car dealer paid in coins stinking of fish

A luxury car dealer in Singapore complained Thursday that his showroom smells like a fish market after an “unhappy” customer paid him 19,000 Singapore dollars ($15,200) in coins smelling of fish. Tang Siu Tong, 44, owner of Exotic Motor, which sells Ferraris and Bentleys, ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...