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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 24, 2018. North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.The signs read: " North Korea demolishes nuclear test site ." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watchIn a series of explosions and billowing clouds of dust, North Korea has demolished tunnels at its only known nuclear test site
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to islandBurkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic conditionChina says it has not yet found any explanation for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure while working in the southern city of Guangzhou
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistan assembly passes bill to give equal rights to tribesPakistan's lower house of parliament adopts bill to give equal rights to 5 million people living in country's tribal areas
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Japan's prime minister heads to Russia for talks with PutinJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin, in hopes of making progress on joint economic projects on disputed islands as a step toward resolving the decades-old territorial row
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 troops in northern provinceAfghan official: Taliban attack military outpost in northern Faryab province, killing 3 soldiers
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Shares are mixed in Asia after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Shares also fell in Shanghai, Australia and South Korea but rose in Hong Kong and Indonesia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global stocks subdued as US mulls auto import tariffsWorld stock markets are subdued as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was considering tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thai court grants bail to detained pro-democracy activistsA court in Thailand granted bail to 15 pro-democracy activists arrested earlier this week after several thousand police were deployed to halt their protest against military rule
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2012 photo, cars for export park at a port in Kawasaki, west of Tokyo. China and Japan both condemned Thursday, May 24, 2018 the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffsChina, Japan and the European Union are condemning the Trump administration's decision to consider tariffs on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands following a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'China's Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington's withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as "unconstructive."
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs caseAustralian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia has been sentenced to death after an appeals court overturned a lower court's acquittal
The Associated Press7 hours ago
North Korea carries out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalistsNorth Korea carries out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Najib appeared again for questioning at the office as part of the corruption and money-laundering investigation into the 1MDB state investment fund that Najib set up and is being investigated. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandalFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was quizzed for more than six hours by anti-graft investigators looking into alleged theft and money laundering at a state investment fund he founded
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Australia to hold 5 by-elections due to citizenship crisisAustralian will hold an unprecedented five by-elections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding seats in Parliament
The Associated Press8 hours ago
New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on planeNew Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he broke the rules by making a cellphone call while on a plane
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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