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Iran acknowledges holding 3 Australians on spying charges

September 17, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has acknowledged for the first time that it holds three Australian nationals on suspicion of spying, marking the latest cases of those with Western ties being detained in... more »»

Spain king seeks candidate to form gov't, avert new election

September 17, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert... more »»

AP Explains: Israel's parliamentary elections

September 17, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding the country's 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. more »»

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu

September 17, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment... more »»

Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level

September 17, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader announced on Tuesday that "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level" — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.. more »»

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

September 17, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Officials in Japan appeared wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. more »»

Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade talks

September 17, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese envoy will head to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations. more »»

Lam says PR firms declined to help restore Hong Kong's image

September 17, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the government had asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of... more »»

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

September 17, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. more »»

Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

September 17, 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say... more »»

Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

September 17, 2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp. more »»

Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

September 17, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said... more »»

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilitie. more »»

On vote eve, Netanyahu vows total West Bank settlement annex

September 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in... more »»

Split emerges in Venezuela opposition over talks with gov't

September 16, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government without the participation of U.S. more »»

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

September 16, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further detail. more »»

Greece seeks Europe's OK to repay part of IMF loans early

September 16, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has asked its European creditors to approve the early repayment of part of its bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund, the country's finance minister said... more »»

US blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices

September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

September 16, 2019

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief... more »»

With over half Tunisian votes counted, law professor leads

September 16, 2019

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — With more than half the votes in Tunisia's presidential race counted, a former conservative constitutional law professor was in the lead. more »»

 
 

 

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