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India plans massive hiring government drive in Kashmir

India plans massive hiring government drive in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities said they plan to hire tens of thousands of government workers in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir...
Hopes are dim as US and China resume high-stakes trade talks

Hopes are dim as US and China resume high-stakes trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war. Both face weakening economies that...
US defense chief ends Asia tour with same troubles, risks

US defense chief ends Asia tour with same troubles, risks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ended an Asia tour Thursday with the same trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula...
Indian troops kill 3 senior Kashmiri militants

Indian troops kill 3 senior Kashmiri militants

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian forces have killed a top militant commander and his two associates in a counterinsurgency operation in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police...
N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site,...
The Latest: Hong Kong government withdraws unpopular bill

The Latest | Hong Kong government withdraws unpopular bill

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's crisis (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Hong Kong's government has formally withdrawn an unpopular extradition bill that...
North says US-S. Korea drills 'throw wet blanket' on talks

North says US-S. Korea drills ‘throw wet blanket’ on talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday planned U.S.-South Korean military drills would amount to "throwing a wet blanket over the spark"...
LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

LeBron: Rockets’ Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding...
AP Explains: What awaits Suriname’s convicted president?

AP Explains | What awaits Suriname’s convicted president?

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname has convicted President Desi Bouterse in the 1982 killings of 15...
Japan's leader vows to boost nation's role in US alliance

Japan’s leader vows to boost nation’s role in U.S. alliance

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Sunday to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer...

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