Asia Pacific Oct 22, 2019

U.S. wins ownership of seized North Korean cargo ship

The United States was awarded ownership of a North Korean cargo ship that was seized for violating international sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department said. The Wise Honest — the first North Korean vessel to be seized by the U.S. for sanctions violation — was caught ...

Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Asia Pacific Oct 19, 2019

Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region. Several Pacific nations have backed calls for investigations into allegations of violence by security forces in Indonesia's ...