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Millions vote in Philippine elections crucial to Duterte

Millions vote in Philippine elections crucial to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos have begun voting in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate...
The Latest: Hong Kong protesters block roads near airport

The Latest | Hong Kong protesters block roads near airport

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Anti-government protesters have used burning barricades to block roads near...

China to show off advanced weapons at 70th birthday bash

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) —China will put its military might on show in the biggest parade of its weaponry on Oct 1, when the...
Modi is India's prime minister, but to Trump he's the 'king'

Modi is India’s prime minister, but to Trump he’s the ‘king’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Narendra Modi may be prime minister of India. But to Donald Trump, Modi is "the King." Trump on Tuesday compared Modi...
Pakistan PM warns of war with India over disputed Kashmir

Pakistan PM warns of war with India over disputed Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned in blunt terms Tuesday of possible war between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India over...
What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea?

What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi...

Japan witnesses rare imperial abdication

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has witnessed a rare handover of its Chrysanthemum Throne by a living emperor. New Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on Wednesday...
Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo

TOKYO (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its...
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Asian Editors Circle | Kim and Trump: A dangerous bromance

BANGKOK (ANN) — When they hurled insults at each other such as “little rocket man” and “dotard,” and traded threats of nuclear annihilation, few...
Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo India's Hindu voters

Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo India’s Hindu voters

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shortly before India's mammoth elections began in April, New Delhi did something unprecedented: It banned civilian traffic on the only...

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