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  • China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:14 am

    BEIJING - China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.

  • North Korea sends another US citizen to prison story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:08 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

  • Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am

    BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:52 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - A U.S. official on Thursday questioned China's intentions with its massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and urged it to follow international laws.

  • China's Defense Ministry appears to confirm new missile test 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 8:49 am

    BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry appeared Thursday to confirm a test of an intercontinental missile.

  • US warns of links between Islamic State, Boko Haram story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 2:32 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - At "Ground Zero" in Africa's counterterrorism fight, senior U.S. officials warned of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram and prodded Chad's ruling strongman to introduce reforms for the sake of long-term stability.

  • Protests, political turmoil over pardons issued in Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months.

  • AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:14 pm

    BUSAN, South Korea - The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a piece of bread.

  • German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm

    ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.

  • Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm

    CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.

  • US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 6:33 pm

    DALLAS - Norwegian Air Shuttle has won preliminary approval to expand flying between the United States and Europe using an Irish subsidiary.

  • Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am

    TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.

  • China 2nd ranking general visits disputed islands 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 7:26 am

    BEIJING - China's second-ranking general recently visited the country's man-made islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said Friday, underscoring China's defiance in the face of calls by the U.S. and others to cease construction work that they say is raising tensions in the region.

  • Brussels attackers had experience from battle, Paris plots 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 12:56 pm

    PARIS - The Islamic State fighters who carried out the attacks in Brussels honed their skills through combat in Syria, and the sibling suicide bombers were also crucial to planning the Paris attacks, according to the extremist group's magazine released Wednesday.

  • Chinese pressure seen in Taiwanese deportations from Kenya story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:17 am

    BEIJING - The deportation of nearly four dozen Taiwanese from Kenya to China, where they're being investigated over wire fraud allegations, is focusing new attention on Beijing's willingness to assert its sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan, and the leverage it wields over smaller nations to achieve that.

  • Carpenter scores in OT to get US gold over Canada again story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 4:16 am

    KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Alex Carpenter put another gold medal around the Americans' necks.

  • Findings shed new light on 1918 Porvenir massacre 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 3:14 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - When the shooting ended on the moonlit night of Jan. 28, 1918, the crumpled bodies of 15 unarmed Mexican boys and men between the ages of 16 and 72 lay scattered in the brush downriver from Porvenir.

  • Vietnam elects police chief to No. 2 post of president story has photos
    Updated: Apr-02-16 1:37 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's police chief was elected Saturday by the National Assembly to become president - the second-highest post - and promised to "resolutely" protect the country's sovereignty amid an ongoing territorial dispute with longtime rival China.

  • Obama, leaders urge more action on nuclear security, terror story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-01-16 7:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - World leaders declared progress Friday in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.

  • AP Explains: Why Asian diplomacy is on nuke summit sidelines story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 8:36 am

    WASHINGTON - The leaders of China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the heads of government converging on Washington for a summit on countering the nightmarish threat of nuclear terrorism. But with tensions in North Korea and the South China Sea running high, the meetings that Asian leaders have on the sidelines could attract more attention than the summit itself.