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China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North KoreaChina says it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. for suspected violations of sanctions against North Korea
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Activists wave flags and hold signs during an anti-Brexit campaign stunt outside EU headquarters during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, March 21, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: UK lawmaker: May must devise Brexit alternativesLabour lawmaker Hilary Benn says Prime Minister Theresa May needs to start considering alternatives to her divorce deal with the European Union to avert the crisis a no-deal Brexit would bring
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung speaks during a press conference at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in the North on Friday, Seoul officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison officeSouth Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office after summit talks with US collapsed
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Lebanon Interior Minister Raya El Hassan, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, March 22, 2019.  Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
From Israel, Pompeo arrives in Beirut for two-day meetingsUS Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Lebanon, last leg of Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait, Israel
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo, students perform the Haka on the arrival of New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a high school visit in Christchurch, New Zealand. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an outpouring of grief and love and support. In the aftermath of a white supremacist's deadly shooting spree on two mosques on March 15, the young people of Christchurch have found solace in an old tradition: a Maori ceremonial dance called the haka. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacksAfter mass shooting, the young people of Christchurch find solace in an old tradition: a Maori ceremonial dance called the haka
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands as Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with ChinaEuropean Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters attends an emergency session of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation's executive committee meeting, in Istanbul, Friday, March 22, 2019.  Peters has called for solidarity to eradicate “hate-filled ideologies” in an emergency session of Muslim nations Friday, after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
NZ calls for solidarity at Muslim summit in IstanbulNew Zealand's deputy prime minister is attending an emergency session of an umbrella organization of Muslim nations after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
20 detained at protests in KazakhstanMedia reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A woman carries salvaged metal sheeting amid the shattered city of Beira, Mozambique, Friday March 22 2019.  Some hundreds of people are dead, many more still missing and with many thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai.(AP Photo/Cara Anna)
Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as need for aid growsEven as flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, gestures as she leaves Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not brokenNew Zealanders have observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Forensic experts search the area outside the Russian consulate in Athens, Friday, March 22, 2019. Police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object believed to be a hand grenade being thrown over the perimeter fence overnight. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavakis)
Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuriesAssailants suspected of belonging to a left-wing militant group threw a hand grenade at the Russian Consulate in Athens, causing minor damage and no injuries.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Emergency personnel wearing protective clothing prepare to work at the site of a factory explosion in a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County of Yancheng in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Friday, March 22, 2019. The local government reports the death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen with dozens killed and more seriously injured. (Chinatopix via AP)
China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds moreA massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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