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S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade disputeSouth Korea says it is canceling an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute with its Asian neighbor
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade disputeSouth Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Papuan students hold independence rally in Indonesia capitalA group of nearly 100 West Papuan students in Indonesia's capital have staged a protest against racism and called for independence for their region
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Two screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global stocks mixed after Wall Street reboundGlobal stocks mixed after Wall Street gains as investors look ahead to Fed chairman's speech
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Riot police gather outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong high schoolers rally as more protests plannedHigh school students have thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong to rally for political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, a Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan.  China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, that it will levy sanctions against U.S. firms linked to plans for an U.S. dollars 8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
China 'will not sit idly by' over US arms sale to TaiwanA senior Chinese officer says the country "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, and warned of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, shipping containers are loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to "meet China halfway" and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits. (Chinatopix via AP)
China warns US tariffs will 'escalate trade friction'China appeals to Washington to 'meet each other halfway' and settle a tariff war, warns planned U.S. tariff hikes will 'escalate trade friction'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to MyanmarBangladesh's refugee commissioner says no Rohingya have turned up to return to Myanmar from camps in the South Asian nation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
2 whistleblowers appear in Australian court over leaksTwo whistleblowers have appeared in a Canberra court charged separately with leaking classified government information that alleges Australia bugged East Timor's Cabinet and potential war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, left and her daughter Rehana Bibi, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Officials from the U.N. refugee agency and Bangladesh's government say few Muslim Rohingya refugees have responded to plans for their repatriation to Myanmar, and all who did say they don't want to go back. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Rohingya still fear safety in Myanmar, repatriation unlikelyThe repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims appears unlikely to proceed Thursday after many who were eligible said they didn't want to return to Myanmar without safety and citizenship guarantees
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this July 25, 2019, photo, a worker walks past a cargo train bound for Europe at a train station in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs biteChina's northeastern rust-belt region is trying to capitalize on the government's Belt and Road Initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ties to China shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protestsChina's global economic might is shaping the cautious reaction governments have had to the protests roiling Hong Kong
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Demonstrators shine laser pointers outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-inHong Kong riot police have faced off with protesters who were occupying a suburban train station to commemorate a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US says 2 troops killed in combat in AfghanistanU.S. officials say two U.S. service members have been killed in combat in Afghanistan
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80Afghan official: Death toll in Kabul weekend wedding attack rises to 80 as US-Taliban talks resume
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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