AP Analysis: New Japanese emperor looks to match father

When Crown Prince Naruhito on Wednesday becomes, by official Japanese count, the 126th person to occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne since 660 B.C., he will be ceremonially armed with the glittering, anci...

After grief and chaos, picture of Sri Lanka bombers emerges

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An impatient little girl in a pretty dress pulls on the hand of a man, possibly her grandfather, as they cross a brick courtyard outside St. Sebastian's Church on Easter Sund...

Christians' ethnic inclusion in Sri Lanka keeps fragile calm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — During the bad years, when rebels mostly from the ethnic minority Tamils and majority Sinhalese government forces were slaughtering each other in a horrific civil war, Gnanam...

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous dipl...

Nostalgia, excitement as Japan awaits new imperial era name

What's in a name? Quite a lot if you're a Japanese citizen awaiting the official announcement Monday of what the soon-to-be-installed new emperor's next era will be called. ...

Trump, Kim end summit with standoff over easing US sanctions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to hi...

Trump, Kim begin talks with one-on-one meeting

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump ...

Trump-Kim go one-on-one: Who will know what was really said?

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump met privately with North Korea's Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), kicking off their two-day nuclear summit in Vietnam. Two interpreters were ...

AP Explains: What everyone wants at the Trump-Kim summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many cr...

Hanoi summit nightmare scenario: Bad deals and little change

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't so much "fire and fury" and millions dead. Rather, ...

Amal Clooney: Pardon Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human Rights attorney Amal Clooney, who is representing two journalists from Reuters news agency sentenced to hard labor after they uncovered a military massacre, urged Myanmar l...

Malaysia's Mahathir: A portrait of the premier as an old man

NEW YORK (AP) — For a few seconds Thursday, Mahathir Mohamad looked his age. The 93-year-old once and current prime minister of Malaysia wobbled a bit as he clasped the railing, caut...

US top diplomat to visit N.Korea next month to set up summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea next month to prepare for a second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump meant to jump-start...

Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is No...

SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs

NEW YORK (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that the current rou...