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Asia Development Bank president to step down

Sep. 17, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao's...

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: What John Bolton's Ouster Says About Donald Trump The New York Times Sept. 10 Of the questions surrounding the defenestration of John Bolton as President Trump's third national security adviser — Did he jump? Was he shoved?...

2 British-Australians, 1 Australian citizen held in Iran

Sep. 11, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two women who are dual British-Australian citizens and an Australian man have been detained in Iran, one of them sentenced to 10 years in prison, Australia's government and media said Wednesday. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular...

The Latest: Dorian death toll rises to 44 in Bahamas

Sep. 9, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on Post-Tropical Cyclone Dorian (all times local): 3 p.m. The government in the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen by one to 44. Health Minister Duane Sands on Sunday confirmed the toll in a WhatsApp message to The Associated Press. Officials have warned...

The Latest: Dorian death toll rises to 44 in Bahamas

Sep. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Post-Tropical Cyclone Dorian (all times local): 3 p.m. The government in the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen by one to 44. Health Minister Duane Sands on Sunday confirmed the toll in a WhatsApp message to The Associated Press. Officials have warned...

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

Sep. 8, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian saint, said...

'Only animals can live here': Storm victims await evacuation

Sep. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, amid signs of rising frustration over the pace of the disaster-relief effort....

Pope denounces danger of corruption in Mozambique Mass

Sep. 6, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children and denouncing the rampant corruption that has helped make the southern African nation one of the world's poorest countries. Francis received a raucous welcome at both a...

North Korea wants UN staff cut, but UN says they're vital

Sep. 5, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea wants the number of U.N. international staff in the country reduced by the end of the year over what it claims is the politicization of aid by parties hostile to its government, but the United Nations says the mission's current "light footprint" is vital. Kim Chang Min,...