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Mo Shaoping, the former lawyer of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, speaks during an interview in his law offices in Beijing, Monday, June 26, 2017. Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu has been transferred to a hospital following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer, Mo said Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical paroleImprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likelyMongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada listens to a reporter's question during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out thereTakata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, center, leaves federal court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, after he was released on bail in connection with a United Nations bribery scheme in New York. Jury selection began Monday, June 26, 2017, in the New York criminal trial of Ng. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaireJury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Myanmar army holds reporters who covered rebel drug burningMyanmar's military has detained seven people, including three journalists, who observed the destruction of illegal drugs by an ethnic rebel group fighting the government
The Associated Press11 hours ago
German hiker missing on dormant Indonesian volcanoRescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who went missing while climbing a dormant volcano
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Local residents examine the burnt motorcycles at the site of Sunday's fuel tanker fire incident at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Monday, June 26, 2017. The Pakistani prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of the massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to more than 155. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157Pakistan death toll from massive fuel truck fire rises to 157; many still in critical condition
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Thai democracy activist indicted on year-old chargesA Thai court has heard year-old charges against a pro-democracy activist arrested over the weekend, as authorities sought to discourage commemorations of the anniversary of the country's 1932 transition from an absolute to constitutional monarchy
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A man walks in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017.  Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and natural gas prices. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
German economic strength gives European markets a liftGlobal stock markets have risen after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and gas prices
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) Group President and CEO Hary Tanoesoedibjo gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Jakarta, Indonesia. Authorities in Indonesia has issued a travel ban against Tanoesoedibjo, an Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump, after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday, June 26, 2017. Tanoesoedibjo has been barred from leaving Indonesia from June 22 to July 12 due to the case, which is under investigation by the National Police's criminal investigation unit, said Agung Sampurno, the Indonesian Immigration Office spokesman.  (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel banAuthorities in Indonesia say they've issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, file photo, Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen in red speaks to workers at a new Corsa coal mine in Friedens, Pa. The world’s biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 dropChina, the United States and India have been ramping up coal mining in 2017, making an abrupt departure from last year's record global declines for the heavily-polluting fuel
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Obama and family go river rafting during Indonesia vacationFormer U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip during their Indonesian vacation
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Crown Resorts employee Jiang Ling, left, and her American husband Jeff Sikkema, right, leave the Baoshan District People's Court after attending her trail in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017. Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prisonOfficials say a Chinese court has sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancerLawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer
The Associated Press19 hours ago
China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slideRescue crews have been told to evacuate the site of a deadly landslide in southwestern China over concerns of a second landslide
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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