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South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea

May. 24, 2022 18:05 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea.

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...

China claims sabotage as UN rights official visits Xinjiang

May. 24, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said the U.S., Britain and other foreign powers are seeking to sabotage its foreign relations by orchestrating criticism surrounding a trip by the top United Nations official for human rights. China has long held back the fact-finding mission led by...

Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missile toward the sea

May. 24, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say the missile was fired toward waters near North Korea's eastern coast. The officials provided no further details. The launch...

South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea

May. 24, 2022 17:27 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea.

Live updates | Governor says Ukraine's Luhansk area at risk

May. 24, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian governor of the eastern Luhansk region said Tuesday that the area was facing “the most difficult time” since conflict with Russia-backed separatists began in 2014. “Now, for the Luhansk region, is the most difficult time in the eight years of the...

UN calls on Taliban to reverse new rules for girls and women

May. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers Tuesday to “swiftly reverse" their policies and practices restricting the human rights of women and girls. In a press statement approved by all 15 council members, the U.N.’s most powerful...

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

In Asia, Biden pushes values he struggles to sell at home

May. 24, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Joe Biden spent his first trip to Asia as president strengthening economic and military commitments. He pushed new rules for the global economy and promoted democracy in launching a new trade pact. And he summoned fellow Indo-Pacific leaders to do more in defense of Ukraine even if...

Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

May. 24, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. Under the deal, the Abu...