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Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict

Sep. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief that wars in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq have drained America's resources at home and its reputation...

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep. 10, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region have made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month at talks in Vietnam, a Thai official said Tuesday. Speaking at the end of five days of meetings in...

Analysis: North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Sep. 10, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea's relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday's test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war...

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

Sep. 9, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Lab tests have confirmed that African swine fever caused the deaths of pig herds in at least seven villages near Manila and a multiagency body will be set up to ensure the highly contagious disease does not spread further, Philippine officials said Monday. Agriculture Secretary...

Rights group concerned over missing Lao activist in Thailand

Sep. 6, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Paris-based human rights group called Friday for Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance in Bangkok of a Laotian pro-democracy activist who was seeking political asylum. The International Federation for Human Rights said Od Sayavong did not attend a meeting with friends on Aug....

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts begins Vietnam, Japan trade mission

Sep. 5, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has kicked off a new trade mission to Vietnam and Japan to promote Nebraska's agricultural products and present the state as a top place for international investment. The trade mission began Thursday in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the delegation was scheduled to meet with...

Vietnam and Netherlands races put on 2020 F1 schedule

Aug. 29, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Next season's Formula One season will feature 22 races, with the Vietnam Grand Prix making its first appearance and the Netherlands GP returning after a long absence. Both were expected to be added in 2020, but one race from this season's 21-race schedule had to be cut to...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 26, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ HAGUE RULING,...

The Latest: Trump and Macron to hold news conference

Aug. 25, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local): 12:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will have a partner at a news conference to mark the conclusion of a gathering of world leaders. The White House says French President Emmanuel Macron will join...

Australia, Vietnam concerned about China actions in sea row

Aug. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, where Hanoi says China's gas survey ship has infringed on its territory and has disrupted Vietnam's exploration activities. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met in Hanoi...