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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear dealThe foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Pakistan asks UN to help defuse tensions with IndiaPakistan's foreign minister appeals to UN for help in de-escalating tension with India over Kashmir attack
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Memorial speaks to North Korea's ties to summit host VietnamMemorial to North Korean pilots who fought alongside communist forces in Vietnam War speaks to the fraternal relationship the countries share as Hanoi gets ready to host summit between Trump and Kim
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issueLondon Lord Mayor Peter Estlin is touting the city's attractiveness for business even with the looming threat of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit systemPyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living
The Associated Press4 hours ago
China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resistChina needs more children to counter the aging of the population, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Indian policemen pay homage during the wreath-laying ceremony of their colleague in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with nine people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for militants.(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9Tensions escalate in disputed Kashmir and in Hindu-majority India after last week's deadly suicide bombing; 9 killed in Kashmir gunbattle
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, right, casts his vote at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives. A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday for alleged money laundering.. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Former Maldives president arrested over money launderingA Maldives court has ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom for alleged money laundering
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand during a parliamentary session at the Lower House in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Abe and his chief spokesman have declined to say if Abe nominated President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace prize. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Abe said the Nobel committee has never in a half-century disclosed the identity of the person or groups behind such nominations. He said, “I thus decline comment.”(Kyodo News via AP)
Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace PrizeJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this image made from video, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in Parliament, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Canberra, Australia. about a cyber breach in the country earlier in the month. A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political partiesAustralia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks used by major political parties
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Maldives court orders detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom over alleged money launderingMaldives court orders detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom over alleged money laundering
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugeeAustralian police say they did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution when they alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Owner of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrestedIndian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US tradeAsian shares gain ahead of China-U.S. trade talks in Washington
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistani court indicts opposition leader in housing scamPakistani court indicts opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif over alleged links to multi-million dollar housing scam
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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