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Sri Lankan lawmakers question Rajapaksa's parliamentary seatMembers of Sri Lanka's Parliament have questioned whether Mahinda Rajapaksa, who recently quit as prime minister, can hold his seat after earlier relinquishing membership in the party he represented in the last election
The Associated Press3 hours ago
British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in JuneBritish Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in June, suspended after deadly 2008 Marriott bombing
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A currency trader talks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
World stock markets stabilize as focus turns to FedWorld stocks stabilize, with Wall Street expected to edge up after heavy losses the day before, as traders prepare for a likely rate hike by the Federal Reserve
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Thai police say sunken ship failed to meet design standardsPolice in Thailand say their investigations found that a boat that sank in rough weather in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists, failed to meet regulatory standards.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Indonesian defendant suffers setback in Kim murder trialAn Indonesian woman due to begin her defense next month in her trial for the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother suffered a setback when a judge rejected her bid to secure statements given by seven witnesses
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A Huawei mobile device is displayed inside a 5G sign at its research and development centre in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. While a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the company's goal to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei as a supplier for fifth-generation networks, joining the U.S. and Taiwan. Last week, Japan's cybersecurity agency said Huawei and other vendors deemed risky will be off-limits for government purchases. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Huawei calls on US, others to show proof of security riskHuawei chairman challenges United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Muslims worry about fate of relatives in ChinaAP PHOTOS: Muslims worry about fate of relatives in China
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Attendees are presented with medallions during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speechChinese President Xi Jinping says the country will "never seek hegemony" even as it approaches the center of the world stage, in a speech marking China's 40 years of reform
The Associated Press8 hours ago
3 South Korean teens presumed dead, 7 unconscious at motelSouth Korean fire department officials say three teenagers were presumed dead and seven others were being treated for injuries after they were found unconscious at a motel in the seaside town of Gangneung
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A currency trader talks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian shares slip as traders ready for Fed rate hikeAsian markets fall as traders ready for Fed rate hike amid expectations of slower growth
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file, photo, a helicopter of Japan Self-Defense Forces prepares to land on the flight deck of the helicopter destroyer Izumo of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force following the visit by United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Japan has adopted new defense guidelines, calling for converting a destroyer into Japan’s first aircraft carrier to deploy advanced U.S.-made stealth fighters, as Japan seeks to increase defense spending and bolster arms capability in coming years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japan to spend more on defense, refit first aircraft carrierJapan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defense spending and weapons capability, according to defense guidelines that cite the need to counter threats from North Korea and China and other vulnerabilities
The Associated Press6 hours ago
US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment campsBehind locked gates in China, ethnic minority Muslims are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, arrives to address an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Pakistan, Saudis, UAE join US-Taliban talksThe Taliban have held another round of talks with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives, part of the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Hospital fire in India kills at least 6, injures 129Police say at least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out in a Mumbai hospital
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak walks out of courtroom after a court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia says it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its employees in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal involving state investment fund 1MDB. Najib launched 1MDB in 2009 to promote economic development but it racked up billions of dollars in debts that have led to investigations in the U.S. and several other countries. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, FIle)
Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman SachsMalaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of state investment fund 1MDB
The Associated Press1 day ago
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