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In message to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand
BEIJING (AP) -- The foreign ministers of China and Iran have urged countries not to violate the Iranian nuclear deal, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration....

Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection
TOKYO (AP) -- One of the melted reactors at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loose of cooling when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system....

Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader....

Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets
BEIJING (AP) -- With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy....

Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships....

Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills 4 civilians
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least four civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Paktika province....

USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later
HONOLULU (AP) -- Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded....

Carter confident his successor will be ready to take command
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday he believes his designated successor, if confirmed by the Senate as expected, will be a quick study regarding the responsibilities of the office....

AP Explains: What resignation of New Zealand's leader means
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly resigned on Monday. His departure will affect New Zealand's relationship with the U.S., its free-trade agenda and its role on the world stage. The country's new leader will face an opposition buoyed by Key's departure as it heads into elections next year....

Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday morning hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said....