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US: Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China
BEIJING (AP) -- The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says a Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion....

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate....

Thai court reverses verdict against alleged 'Popcorn Gunman'
BANGKOK (AP) -- An appeals court in Thailand on Tuesday overturned the guilty verdict of a man convicted of shooting four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in February 2014....

European stocks dented by surge in the euro
LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday as the euro surged on comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Shares in Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company will be in focus later after the EU slapped its biggest-ever fine on the internet giant for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service....

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan....

With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) -- Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday's voting....

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment
SHENYANG, China (AP) -- As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate might be ill. Then came the bombshell on Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and transferred to a hospital on medical parole....

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green....

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes....

14-year-old excites Japan with record chess debut
TOKYO (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess....