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China sets stage for Xi's historic grab to rule indefinitely

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is poised to make a historic power grab as China's legislators gather from Monday to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts...

Specter of one-man rule looms as China lifts Xi’s term limit

BEIJING (AP) — For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear. Social med...

'Halal' internet means more control in Iran after unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to k...

Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom house gushes about getting makeup for her b...

Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom home gushes about getting makeup for her bi...

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POPE-ASIA — Pope Francis spends his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country's capital to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on t...

Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters called it as a "bloodless correction." It wasn'...

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TRUMP — President Donald Trump's two-day visit to China opens with diplomatic niceties, but thorny issues including trade and North Korea await behind closed doors. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin....

Trump isolationism allows China to fill Southeast Asia void

BEIJING (AP) — When Chinese leader Xi Jinping said last month that "no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation," he might as well have been talking about Donald Trump as the U.S. president m...

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CHINA-PARTY CONGRESS — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping unveiled the new lineup of six men who will assist him as he embarks on a second five-year term centered on protecting and projecting t...

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CHINA-PARTY CONGRESS — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing...

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CHINA-IVANKA'S SECRETS — The Chinese supply chains of Ivanka Trump's brand have become more opaque, raising questions about who the company's business partners are in a country where most commerce has...

Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

TOKYO (AP) — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn't happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn't happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn't happened — at...

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch h...