- Judge won't release funds from trust of convicted killer Updated: May-06-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - A Chicago judge overseeing the $1.56 million trust of a woman convicted in connection with her mother's murder says he won't be "emotionally blackmailed" into releasing funds to a defense attorney in Indonesia.
- Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants Updated: May-03-15 11:13 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday.
- Australian opposition to capital punishment questioned Updated: Apr-30-15 6:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's political opposition accused the government of winding back the country's rejection of the death penalty during a heated debate Thursday following Indonesia's execution of two Australian drug traffickers.
- Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.
- UN rights office: Indonesia executions 'incomprehensible' Updated: Apr-29-15 5:14 am
BERLIN - The U.N. human rights office has criticized Indonesia's decision to execute eight people convicted of drug smuggling.
- Profiles of 8 drug traffickers executed in Indonesia Updated: Apr-28-15 9:44 pm
CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia early Wednesday executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.
- Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution Updated: Apr-28-15 2:55 pm
CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution.
- Lee Westwood wins 3rd Indonesia Masters title Updated: Apr-26-15 5:11 pm
- UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions Updated: Apr-25-15 5:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.
- Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended Updated: Apr-25-15 1:14 pm
PARIS - France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended.
- African, Asian leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism Updated: Apr-23-15 10:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday.
- Indonesian police probing death of witness in slavery cases Updated: Apr-22-15 12:40 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police are investigating the death of a local official in the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs to see if it is linked to a slavery probe in the remote, eastern island village of Benjina, a government official said Wednesday.
- Indonesia court rejects last appeals of 2 death row convicts Updated: Apr-22-15 11:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's Supreme Court has turned down the final appeals by prisoners from France and Ghana who are among 10 drug convicts awaiting execution by firing squad, the court spokesman said Wednesday.
- Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII Updated: Apr-22-15 10:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II.
- US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law Updated: Apr-22-15 12:54 am
WASHINGTON - In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.
- Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring war criminals Updated: Apr-21-15 9:52 pm
TOKYO - More than 100 Japanese lawmakers paid respects Wednesday at a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including World War II leaders, but Cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not participate in the spring ritual.
- US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing Updated: Apr-21-15 9:40 am
BALI, Indonesia - An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
- Indonesia suspends soccer association Updated: Apr-18-15 11:36 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Indonesian government suspended the country's official football association Saturday in a lingering dispute over club ownership.
- Sumatran elephant found dead without tusks in Indonesia Updated: Apr-14-15 9:17 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with its tusks cut off, raising suspicion it was killed by poachers.
- Number of slaves found on Indonesian island at almost 550 Updated: Apr-09-15 9:10 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The number of enslaved fishermen found on a remote Indonesian island has now reached nearly 550, after a fact-finding team returned for a single day to make sure no one had been left behind nearly a week after more than half of the men were removed in a dramatic rescue.
- Man suspected of stowing away in jet wheel well in Indonesia Updated: Apr-09-15 10:20 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Aviation authorities are questioning a man they suspect stowed away in the wheel well of a jetliner for a free flight in Indonesia, officials said Thursday.
- Filipino family appeals to Indonesia to save convicted maid Updated: Apr-08-15 4:01 am
MANILA, Philippines - Family members of a Filipino maid facing the death penalty after being convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia made a last-minute appeal Wednesday for clemency to the country's president.