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Thailand fights to contain COVID-19 surge in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials rushed to vaccinate thousands of people in Bangkok's biggest slum on Wednesday as new COVID-19 cases spread through densely populated low-income areas in the capital's ...

Thailand sees record new infections ahead of major festival

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand reported 985 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, and health officials said they were worried the number of ne...

Thailand PM gets AstraZeneca jab, 1 Asian country suspends

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister received a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca on Tuesday, as much of Asia shrugged off concerns about reports of blood clots in some reci...

Bangkok's parks reopen as coronavirus restrictions eased

BANGKOK (AP) — Residents of Thailand's capital enjoyed the city's parks, booked haircuts and stocked up on beer and other alcoholic drinks Sunday as they enjoyed their first day of eased restrictions ...

Trump announces US-China trade truce, talks to resume

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a new cease-fire Saturday in a yearlong trade war during their meeting on the sidelines of a conference in J...

China says Trump, Xi reach trade truce

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to a new cease-fire in a yearlong trade war. That's according to Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news...

Trump says relations with China are ‘right back on track’

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump declared relations with China were “right back on track” after he and President Xi Jinping sought Saturday to de-escalate a prolonged trade...

Trump, Xi to talk trade as economic titans jockey for edge

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — A trade war between two economic titans will face a critical junction Saturday, when President Donald Trump meets China's Xi Jinping at a moment when both sides are signaling a des...

AP names Patrick Quinn as deputy news director in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named a seasoned news manager with experience leading coverage from North Africa to Pakistan to help drive its daily multi-format news report in the Asia...

IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attac...

Attempt to hold pan-Orthodox synod stalls over disputes

MOSCOW (AP) -- A historic attempt to bring together all leaders of the world's Orthodox churches for the first time in more than a millennium has stalled after the powerful Russian church and three ot...