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A view of the Grace 1 supertanker is seen through the sea fog, in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.  The United States moved on Thursday to halt the release of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, detained in Gibraltar for breaching EU sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, thwarting efforts by authorities in London and the British overseas territory to defuse tensions with Tehran. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to TurkeyAn Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington now lists its destination as a port in Turkey
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya speaks to reporters at his ministry in Tokyo Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, after North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. South Korea’s military said Saturday it will share information on the latest North Korean launches with Japan at Tokyo’s request as the intelligence deal is valid until November. “We want to continue the cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and South Korea,” Iwaya said. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills endNorth Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Chinese police free detained UK consulate stafferChinese police say an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland has been released
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Aug. 14, 2019, photo, a man works on a production line in a medical gloves factory in Suixi in central China's Anhui province. U.S. President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. (Chinatopix via AP)
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalatesPresident Donald Trump is escalating his trade fight with China, imposing new retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Demonstrators protest in front of the Brazilian Embassy calling on Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the AmazonBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has authorized use of the military to battle huge fires sweeping parts of the Amazon
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Demonstrators hold up their smartphones as they gather during a protest in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor Friday, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracySupporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, a poster with pictures of Placido Domingo is displayed in Salzburg, Austria, where Domingo will perform 'Luisa Miller' by Giuseppe Verdi. Domingo is scheduled to appear onstage at the Salzburg Festival Aug. 25, 2019, to perform for the first time since multiple women have accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegationsPlacido Domingo appears on stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend as he performs for the first time since multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment in a report by the Associated Press
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chamber of Commerce Not Wowed by Trump's OrderPresident Trump jolted the markets Friday, and possibly China, when he demanded that US companies immediately start looking for alternatives to their operations in that country. The US Chamber of Commerce, however, isn't sold on the idea, reports Reuters . "While we share the President’s frustration, we believe that continued, constructive...
Newser8 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting with members of the Security Council in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Putin ordered the Russian military to ponder a quid pro quo response after Sunday's test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile testPresident Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to find a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty
The Associated Press9 hours ago
An apartment building owned by Jeffrey Epstein in the 16th district in Paris, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. France's government wants prosecutors to open an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's links to France following his death in a Manhattan jail cell. U.S. authorities say Epstein had a residence in Paris and used a fake Austrian passport to travel to France in the 1980s.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
France opens Epstein-linked rape investigationThe chief Paris prosecutor has announced that he is opening an investigation into the rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This satellite image provided by NASA shows the fires in Brazil on Aug. 20, 2019.   As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing.  (NASA via AP)
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon firesFrance is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This satellite image provided by NASA shows the fires in Brazil on Aug. 20, 2019.   As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing.  (NASA via AP)
France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon firesFrance has accused Brazil's president of having lied to French President Emmanuel Macron in a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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