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Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meetingNorth Korea's ruling party has called a meeting to discuss "new stage" of policies ahead of summits with Seoul, Washington
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Plane skids off runway, shutting down Nepal's airportNepal's only international airport has been closed after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China SeaAustralia's prime minister says the Australian navy has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a report that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with KimA look at key points ahead of the Kim-Moon summit, which will be only the third summit between the Koreas since their 1950-53 war
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Australian financial firm CEO steps down over fee scandalThe AMP's chief executive has stepped down following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A visitor looks at a map of North Korean towns at the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking pointSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indian police arrest 18 Rohingya MuslimsIndian police say they have arrested 18 Rohingya Muslims in a remote northeastern region as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi after entering illegally from Bangladesh
The Associated Press12 hours ago
North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinksNorth Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protestersA court in Thailand has found seven environmental activists not guilty of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services
The Associated Press14 hours ago
CORRECTS DATE IN SECOND SENTENCE - In this April 18, 2018, photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast.  Taiwan's government said Thursday, April 19, 2018, recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. The Mainland Affairs Council said there would be no giving in or making of concessions to Beijing and that the situation was being closely monitored. China held live-fire exercises involving attack helicopters off its southeast coast on Wednesday. (Li Shilong/Xinhua News Agency via AP)
Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionTaiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygenNepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago
The Associated Press15 hours ago
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continuesGlobal stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Australian bank charges dead client service fee for a decadeAn Australian government inquiry has heard that financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died _ in one case for more than a decade
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Associated Press at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mahathir said a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. Mahathir told in the interview that Malay support for the opposition has increased, but still he saw the opposition's chances as even. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview storyCorrection: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegationJapan's vice finance minister has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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