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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, is escorted by Japan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama to take their seat during their bilateral meeting at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. KoreaU.S. and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Philippine military in push to defeat last Marawi fightersSporadic gunfire and explosions can be heard in the southern Philippine city of Marawi as soldiers fight the remaining Islamic militants to gain control of the last pocket of the city
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Traders Mark Muller, left, and Greg Mulligan work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, adding to the market's five straight weeks of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian stocks gain after Wall Street recordsAsian stock markets have gained after U.S. stocks hit new highs as China prepares to open a key political meeting
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper powerThe Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, adding to the market's five straight weeks of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highsAsian stock markets are little-changed after U.S. stocks added to record-setting gains
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo, residents ride bicycles past police van parked at a junction in Beijing, China. Extraordinary security measures are being imposed ahead of the party congress, in addition to the typical security forces, thousands of deputized citizens patrol the streets, and knife, fireworks and chemical sales have been suspended. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congressChinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Xi's Communist Party reasserts itself to ordinary ChineseUnder President Xi Jinping, China's ruling Communist Party is reasserting itself in people's daily lives, where its influence had been waning even as it maintained an iron grip on the military and politics
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW PakistanPakistani intelligence officials say missiles apparently fired by a U.S. drone have struck a militant compound in the Kurram tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, killing 20 extremists
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Damaged boat which was carrying Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, is seen near the shore of Bay of Bangal after it capsized near Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes, killing at least 12An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar has capsized in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Ex-SKorea leader Park complains about extension of detentionJailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called herself a victim of "political revenge" in her first public remarks since her high-profile corruption trial began in May, news reports said, as her lawyers resigned in an apparent protest
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Shares rose in Asia on Monday after leaders of global finance appealed at a weekend meeting of the International Monetary Fund for a continuation of low-interest rate policies to keep economic recoveries on track. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global stocks rise as finance leaders back easy moneyGlobal shares rise after global finance leaders urge central bankers to stick to easy money policies
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore.  Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russia in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign.  Clinton told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview broadcast on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017,  that the Australian whistleblower had "become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator," Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Clinton brands WikiLeaks boss 'tool of Russian intelligence'Hillary Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russian intelligence in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Explosion of cooking gas cylinder kills 7 in southern IndiaIndian police say seven people were killed and seven others injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a residential building in southern India
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - This file image taken from undated video shown to The Associated Press by the Philippine military shows the purported leader of the Islamic State group Southeast Asia branch, Isnilon Hapilon, right, at a meeting of militants at an undisclosed location. Philippine security officials told The Associated Press that Isnilon Hapilon, who is listed among the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, and Omarkhayam Maute were killed in a gunbattle and their bodies were found Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in Marawi. (Philippines Military via AP, File)
The Latest: Philippines says militants' number down to 30The Philippine military chief says around 30 pro-Islamic State group militants, including fewer than eight foreign fighters, remain in the main battle area in southern Marawi city
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatar's emirMalaysia has rolled out the red carpet for Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is on his first trip to Southeast Asia four months after a diplomatic crisis erupted between his nation and four Arab countries
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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