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NKorea urges South to stop mediating between North, USNorth Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
North Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and WashingtonNorth Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thai court lets pro-army lawmakers keep seats during probeA Thai court says it will allow 32 pro-military lawmakers to keep their seats while it decides whether they violated election rules, a decision criticized as unfair because it earlier suspended an opposition leader over a similar allegation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Australia probes reports of citizen detained in North KoreaThe Australian government says it is "urgently seeking clarification" on reports that an Australian has been detained in North Korea
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this June 18, 2019, photo, Kyoei Industry Co., President Eiichi Furusawa speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tokyo. At his plastic recycling company, about 35 tons of PET bottles are processed daily. They come in hundreds of bales, each wrapped in plastic, and are then unraveled, sorted, pulverized, heated and minced. Next they’re turned into fine pellets and reborn as egg cartons, school uniforms, soccer jerseys and other sports equipment, as well as PET bottles, returning to store shelves, said Furusawa. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summitJapan hopes to lead world in reducing plastic waste, but the goal will be hard to achieve in a country where even a single-banana is sold plastic-wrapped
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Attorney Wang Zhidong, surrounded by family members of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Illinois. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
Defense: Chinese scholar's killer offered to locate bodyLawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be foundThe family of a scholar from China killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student says they're aware he offered to divulge where her remains were but weren't convinced the body would actually be found
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi, Vietnam. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, said North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up a third summit between the countries' leaders. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summitSeoul: US and North Korean officials holding "behind-the-scenes" talks to set up a third Trump-Kim summit
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concernsFrench President Emmanuel Macron says he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region, as the two leaders also raised concerns about tensions in the Middle East
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Protesters take part in a rally in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summitThousands of people have turned out for Hong Kong's latest protest against legislation that they fear would erode the city's freedoms
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with, from left, Resolute Support NATO Base Commander Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Afghanistan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass, Pompeo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, during an unannounced visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
US military says 2 service members killed in AfghanistanDay after Pompeo visit to Kabul, US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, attends a news conference with Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at the Foreign Ministry in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pompeo held meetings in India's capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisisThe U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart have downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pakistan's opposition meets to discuss how to oust PM KhanThe top leaders of Pakistan's major opposition political parties have met in Islamabad to discuss how to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country's economic crisis
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A currency trader talks on phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments on the trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global shares turn higher as investors look to G-20 meetingGlobal shares have turned higher as investors await developments in the trade war between the U.S. and China, whose presidents will meet at the Group of 20 summit in Japan this week
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this May 16, 2019, photo, Chinese men pass by a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Stepping up the pressure on Beijing, the U.S. Commerce Department has effectively barred U.S. companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of network gear, No. 2 smartphone manufacturer and a champion of Chinese industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's releaseChina has renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of the tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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