WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April.
The White House says Obama's trip is part of his commitment to increasing U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden have charged a Malaysian couple with violent treatment of their four children, including beating them with belts and sticks.
The Stockholm public prosecutor's office says the alleged abuse occurred from 2010 until December 2013, when Swedish police arrested the couple. They have been in custody since then.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Airbus is showing off its new wide-body A350 at Asia's biggest airshow this week.
It's a strong sign the European plane maker is on schedule to start delivering the advanced jet to airline customers in the second half of the year.
BANGKOK (AP) — Police say six street cleaners have been wounded by a small explosion at an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital.
Police Maj. Nopparuj Jitman says the explosion in central Bangkok was caused by an improvised bomb or a giant firecracker.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors looked ahead to Janet Yellen's first comments before Congress as the new Federal Reserve chairwoman.
Oil edged down but stayed close to $100 on optimism the American economy might be improving despite mixed U.S. jobs data on Friday.