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U.N. chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats. Ban said he has been d...

Updated : 2015.05.23 15:56

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she ha...

Updated : 2015.05.23 11:37

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that is to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.  Beijing‘s proposal for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank attracted unexpected widespread support from Wes...

Updated : 2015.05.22 20:47

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday.The US State Department informed Congress of the proposed arms sales to two  alli...

Updated : 2015.05.21 20:47

New Chinese ambassador has yet to meet Kim Jong-un

The new Chinese ambassador to North Korea has not yet met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid strained ties between the communist neighbors on the North's nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, diplomatic sources here said Wednesday.   Li Jinjun took up the post in March and onl...

Updated : 2015.05.20 13:35

Macedonians in protest to demand government's resignation

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) - Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the center of the Macedonian capital Skopje to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.The Sunday protest follows the release of a massive cache of wiretapped conversations by the head of th...

Updated : 2015.05.17 22:01

Pope canonizes 2 saints from 19th century Palestine

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th century Palestine on Sunday in hopes of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists.Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas were among four sist...

Updated : 2015.05.17 21:36

[Newsmaker] Beijing rebukes U.S. over islands row

BEIJING ― China’s foreign minister told top U.S. diplomat John Kerry on Saturday that Beijing was “unshakeable” in its defense of sovereignty, as tensions between the powers mount over Chinese isl...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:50

U.S. raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) - A U.S. special forces raid in eastern Syria killed 32 members of the Islamic State jihadist group, including four leaders, a monitoring group said Sunday."The U.S. operation killed 32 members of IS, among them four officials, including IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS ...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:02

Clintons report $30M from speeches, book in past 16 months

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event at Rancho High School, May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP-Yonhap)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President ...

Updated : 2015.05.16 15:22

Russia, China to hold joint drills in East Sea in September: report

China and Russia plan to hold joint naval drills in the East Sea, the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, in September, a media report said Friday.If confirmed, the drills would demonstrate deepening ties between Russia and China at a time when most of the world is against Moscow...

Updated : 2015.05.15 13:29

Amtrak train in deadly wreck was speeding, but why?

Investigators don't yet know why an Amtrak passenger train was moving at more than twice the allowed speed when it ran off the rails on a sharp curve and killed at least seven people, and the train's engineer has so far refused to speak to police. It was the deadliest U.S. train accident i...

Updated : 2015.05.14 21:46

Taliban attack in Kabul killed 14, including 9 foreigners

An overnight Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse left 14 people dead, including nine foreigners, in the most audacious assault by the insurgents in the Afghan capital since the start of their spring offensive, a government official said Thursday.  The full breakdown of the nationalities...

Updated : 2015.05.14 20:08

Nepal's prime minister: 'We were not prepared' for 2nd quake

Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second massive earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now a center for frightened villagers desperate for government help. Thousands of people now crowd the streets of Chari...

Updated : 2015.05.14 19:36

[Newsmaker] Modi's China trip marks warming ties

BEIJING ― They are the strongest leaders to emerge in years from the world’s two most populous nations ― and appear to be trying to forge a strong working relationship.In a rare personal touch, Chi...

Updated : 2015.05.14 19:17