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US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

U.S. and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China were expected to announce Friday a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set...
Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for all

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago...
China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war

China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders are promising to shore up economic growth next year in the face of a tariff war with Washington and...
Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use...
US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to...
US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles _ not rights

US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles _ not rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Wednesday was meeting for the second time in a week on North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile...
Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government

Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government

HONG KONG (AP) — Foreign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong's police watchdog quit Wednesday, saying the agency lacks teeth. The expert panel's...
Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi takes center-stage Wednesday at the U.N.’s top court as she seeks to...
The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a...
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity...

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