World

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

North Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of...

World

AP FACT CHECK: Scientists question US admiral's certainty

Koreas Tensions Fact Check

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. So it was jarring to see the absolute confidence with which America’s top Pacific commander described the ability of a contentious...


World

ASEAN expresses alarm over N. Korea nuclear tests, missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations expressed “grave concern” Friday over North Korea’s nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches despite a plea from Pyongyang not to be subjected to such pressure. Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued their...


Business

Thai police begin pursuing arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Thailand Red Bull

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand on Friday began the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. “He will turn into an individual who is evading an arrest warrant like in...


World

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Egypt Pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God’s name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis...


World

Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse

Philippines Drug Violence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion. Human Rights Watch said the finding was the...


World

S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed on its territory. South Korea’s trade and defense ministries were reacting to...


World

Southeast Asian nations have expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.


World

Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods

Indonesia Trump Bali

TANAH LOT, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. An island at high tide and flanked by sheer cliffs, it’s among Bali’s most photographed sites, particularly for the mesmerizing...


Business

Asian stocks lower as North Korea jitters flare

Japan Financial Markets-1

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 3,143.81 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 0.2 percent to 19,210.49....


World

Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the launch of the offensive in...


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