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Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that "the...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

Jul. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated from a technical institute, the 24-year-old had scored an interview for a breakfast chef position. Catching the first...

Maoist rebels kill 3 Indian government soldiers, young girl

Jun. 28, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Maoist rebels killed three paramilitary soldiers patrolling on motorbikes and a young girl who was riding in a passing bus in an ambush Friday in eastern India, police said. Police Director-General D.M. Awasthi said two young girls in the bus were hit by bullets fired by the rebels in...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...