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Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his imageNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taliban bombing kills 5, including Afghan police commanderAn Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province
The Associated Press1 day ago
Japan abductee kin say mention at US-NKorea talks not enoughFamilies of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea are urging President Donald Trump to do more than just bring up the issue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press1 day ago
Australia confirms Australian detained in IraqAustralia has confirmed that an Australian has been detained in Iraq after a media report that an Islamic State group commander suspected of masterminding a plot to blow up airline flight from Sydney and an Australian relative have been captured
The Associated Press1 day ago
Australian probe: Pilot saw warning just before fatal crashCrash investigators say a pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef last month, killing a honeymooning couple from Hawaii
The Associated Press1 day ago
Vietnam arrests ex-senior officials, police amid crackdownVietnamese police have ordered the arrest of several former officials and police officers with alleged ties to a real estate developer who was arrested after being deported from Singapore
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man uses a smartphone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd dayAsian stock markets track Wall Street gains despite Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in worsening trade dispute
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yachtA court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment fund
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center left, and Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, fourth right, pray near Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, center after inaugurating a new international trade route during a ceremony at the Gwadar port which links to China's western region, west of Karachi, Pakistan. A new study says the massive Chinese infrastructure program called the "Belt and Road Initiative" that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousuf, File)
Researchers: Silk Road projects give China strategic benefitA U.S.-based research group says projects built under China's Silk Road initiative aims to increase Chinese political influence and military presence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Alexander Kirillov, centre left, walks into a prison transport vehicle outside a courthouse in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Russian sex guru Alexander Kirillov and about six of his followers, including Anastasia Vashukevich who claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S presidential election, have emerged briefly for a Thai court hearing after being held virtually incommunicado in an immigration jail.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detentionA Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. election, have been acquitted of violating labor laws in Thailand but face other serious charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, visitors to the stands of GM brands Chevrolet and Buick seat near a section promoting electric power during Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. China has announced plans to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that have strained relations with Washington and other trading partners. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownershipChina says it will allow full foreign ownership of auto manufacturers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its escalating trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
Clashes erupt in Pakistan over slain girl; 1 killedClashes erupted in Pakistan between police and protesters angered by the killing of a seven-year-old girl earlier this week, in violence that left one protester dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
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