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Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea ...

AP names Adam Schreck as its new Asia-Pacific News Director

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Schreck, a veteran foreign correspondent and news leader who has covered conflict from Iraq to Afghanistan, as well as international affairs and business news, has been named Asia...

On Penang island, it's all about art, eats and old streets

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (AP) — Penang is the rare tropical island where hitting the town beats lazing on the beach. Fortune-seekers from China, Europe and India have been drawn to this...

PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON (AP) — If world soccer's transfer record is obliterated by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club — and the tiny energy-rich emirate of Qatar. ...

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TOP STORY: SOC--BARCELONA-NEYMAR SANT JOAN DESPI, Spain — Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain ...

PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON (AP) — If world soccer's transfer record is obliterated by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club — and the tiny oil-rich emirate of Qatar. ...

Trump emboldens friendly foreign leaders, leaves foes wary

Are you a friend or foe? That seems to be uppermost in President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in the first six months of office. The probe at home into Russian interfere...

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KOREAS-TENSIONS — South Korea offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. By Hyung-Jin Kim. Sent ...

Tiny Qatar is living large despite monthlong Arab siege

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's been more than a month since four Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to Qatar, but in the gas-rich Gulf nation's glimmering malls and luxury hotels there is little sign ...

Arab nations extend deadline in Qatar crisis by 48 hours

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A group of Arab nations early on Monday extended a deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf, saying Kuwait's emir requested the...

Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of t...

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, winning re-election may have been the easy part. His wide-margin victory over a hard-line rival shows a majority of Iranian ...

As Iran picks a president, 2 voters, very different views

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — All eyes in Iran's presidential vote on Friday are on the two clerics leading the race: incumbent moderate President Hassan Rouhani and his hard-line challenger, Ebrahim Raisi. ...

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ASIA: NKOREA-CYBERATTACK — Was the WannaCry cyberattack a North Korean job? Despite bits and pieces of evidence suggesting a possible link, experts warn there's nothing conclusive ye...

Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a har...