Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

South Korea Koreas Tension Ending the War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his “blessing” for North and South Korea...


The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 dead


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 48 dead and 112 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro confirmed the toll...


Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus


DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. The militants agreed to give up their last...


Europe's depopulation time bomb is ticking loudly in the Baltics

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. With much of Eastern Europe already in the European Union or looking to join, living standards have been rising in the cities that dot these former Soviet satellites. More storefronts beckon to western tourists, who have grown more eager to wander among the cobblestones of...


China's billions set to revive Pakistan's colonial-era railways

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Just a pledge from China to help upgrade Pakistan’s train network has prompted authorities in the South Asian nation to overhaul its colonial-era rail infrastructure. For software businessman Farrukh Malik, the change was palpable. As he clambered aboard the 22-hour express...


Islamic State suicide bomber kills 31 in Afghan capital

APTOPIX Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an...


China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

China Auto Show

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...


Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

Koreas Past Failures

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down...


World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Japan Oldest Person

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was...


17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

China Boats Capsize

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of...


AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

South Korea Koreas Tension

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. Instead, Kim appears to be...

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