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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich talk before a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Esper is on a visit to Vietnam to strengthen the military relations with the Southeast Asian nation. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
November 21, 2019 - 1:27 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ended an Asia tour Thursday with the same trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that he found on arrival last week. Together they pose risks to U.S. national security and to the future of Washington’s alliance with South Korea. The toughest...
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November 20, 2019 - 10:41 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan Display Inc. is pursuing criminal charges against an employee it has accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) in fake deals. The Tokyo-based maker of displays said Thursday the money was lost at its Japan operations as the employee, since fired, made the illicit payments...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, a woman rides a bike past the company logo outside the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised about $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, the city’s biggest offering since 2010. Alibaba said Wednesday that it has set the price for the offering at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($22.50) per share. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 20, 2019 - 9:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised at least $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, netting the city’s biggest offering since 2010 despite recent political turmoil. Alibaba on late Wednesday set the price for the secondary share offering at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Colombia’s ambassador in Washington was embarrassed Wednesday by publication of a recording in which he trashes the State Department as a feckless institution subjugated to the whims of the White House. The Colombian newspaper Publimetro posted the recording...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Britain's Prince Andrew, puts on his glasses prior to his speech to business leaders during a reception at the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Britain's Prince Andrew said Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019, that he is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission, saying that recent disclosures regarding his association with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have become a “major distraction” to the royal family’s work. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
November 20, 2019 - 6:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will step back from public duties because of his association with a notorious American sex offender. The second son of Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement...
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A truck passes with a sign reading in Spanish "Peace for my Bolivia" during a truck drivers protest asking for peace and roads without blockages in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Bolivia has been in a state of turbulence since a disputed Oct. 20 vote. Former President Evo Morales resigned Nov. 10, but his supporters oppose the interim government that took his place. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and exile of former leader Evo Morales. Officials...
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President of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks during the European Peoples Party (EPP) congress in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Tusk was in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, for a meeting of the European People's Party, the main center-right bloc in the European Parliament.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 20, 2019 - 2:53 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The new president of the largest party in the European Parliament launched a scathing attack Wednesday against autocratic and populist leaderships within the group’s ranks. Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk spoke at the opening of the two-day congress in Croatia...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2016 file photo, Jose Daniel Ferrer, from left, Juana Mora Cedeno, and Antonio Rodiles, listen during their meeting with President Barack Obama at the U.S. Embassy, in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 accused the top U.S. diplomat in the country of working closely with Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a break from Cuba’s normal language on U.S. relations, which had remained measured despite an escalating Trump administration campaign to cut off revenue and oil to Cuba. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 20, 2019 - 1:24 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday accused the top U.S. diplomat in the country of working closely with José Daniel Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a break from Cuba’s normal language on U.S...
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November 20, 2019 - 12:12 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government announced Wednesday that its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will head a legal team it will send to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands to contest a case of genocide filed against it by Gambia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends the official welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco. King Salman also commended a decision to grant tourist visas, describing the move as a way to attract investments and showcase Saudi heritage and culture. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
November 20, 2019 - 11:27 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco. He also used his speech to warn rival Iran against further aggressions. Two...
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