US envoy, after Seoul visit, reassures Japan of alliance

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. envoy reassured top Japanese officials Friday of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats, just as the North Korean leader's sister expressed low ...

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North Korean leader's sister says Kim-Trump summit unlikely

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Donald Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for the N...

US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities Chi...

US sanctions 3 senior Chinese Communist Party officials for human rights abuses against ethnic minorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — US sanctions 3 senior Chinese Communist Party officials for human rights abuses against ethnic minorities.

S Korea asks senior US envoy to try to revive N Korea talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday asked a visiting senior U.S. envoy to try to revive stalled nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, which has refused to resume talks because of what it c...

UN council voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is voting on a Russian resolution that would limit the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest to one crossing point from Tu...

UN chief warns foreign interference in Libya `unprecedented'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that foreign interference in Libya’s war has reached “unprecedented levels” and urged key players and their backers to un...

US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring operated for we...

Lithuania bans Russian television channel TV, follows Latvia

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's media watchdog says it has banned the broadcasts of the state-controlled Russian television channel RT, effective Thursday, following a similar decision made in B...

Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early rel...

Challenges facing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tech sector is well-positioned in the world post-coronavirus, but challenges lie ahead in terms of its reliance on both the U.S and China, according to an e...

US envoy meets officials in Seoul as Kim honors grandfather

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump’s point man to North Korea met with South Korean officials on Wednesday for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy amid the North’s repeated claims t...

Russia: Kremlin promises retaliation to UK's Magnitsky Act sanctions

The Kremlin on Tuesday said that it would issue a "retaliatory response" to fresh British sanctions against Russian officials. Britain announced on Monday that it would not allow 25 Russian...

Russian Space Agency aide detained, accused of treason

A former journalist and current policy advisor to the head of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, was detained on Tuesday accused of treason, the organization announced. The charges Ivan Safronov fa...