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CHINA-NORTH KOREA — China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang...

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troop...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

A look at Trump's business associates across Asia

President Donald Trump has temporarily put his sons in charge of his company, but the Trump Organization still does business abroad. That has prompted questions about whether that might influence Trum...

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APEC — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announce an agreement on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after President Donald Trump dropped it. By Tran Van Min...

N. Korea, Marawi siege, sea feud top ASEAN summit worries

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an EU-like collective half a century ago, but the div...

Duterte visits Japan, says talks needed with Kim Jong Un

TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said someone should talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and reassure him that nobody is out to remove him or destroy his country. Duterte...

Entire Philippine city police sacked over killings, robbery

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official on Friday ordered an entire city police force off the job in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killing...

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SOUTHEAST ASIA — Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a germinal step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group mil...

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AFGHANISTAN — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, police said. The attack i...

A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and ...

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TOP STORIES HONG KONG-CHINA-20 YEARS — President Xi Jinping inspected troops based in Hong Kong as he asserts Chinese authority over the former British colony China took control of 2...

A look at Philippine leader's stormy first year in power

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — It's been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his...

In US and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists

In the United States and many other parts of the world, this is a worrisome time for LGBT activists, as the pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and reports of anti-LGBT violence and persec...

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ASIA: UN PEACEKEEPERS-PERPETRATORS UNPUNISHED COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical...