The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by an official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches. South Korea's sports ministry is investigating.
France's prime minister says there'll be no U-turn in the government's policy of hiking taxes on fossil fuels to encourage the take-up of cleaner energies, despite planned protests by vehicle drivers this weekend.
After decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.
Leaders from Southeast Asia, China and other neighboring countries are meeting in Singapore, where they've cited progress on keeping peace in the South China Sea as evidence the region is managing to handle such issues on its own.
A Cambodian court has charged 11 pregnant women and seven other people with violating laws against surrogate births; Cambodia outlawed surrogacy in 2016 after becoming a destination for foreign parents.