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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, Myanmar's President Win Myint, right, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Xi deepened relations with Myanmar during a state visit last week to a neighbor who has been among the most supportive in Beijing’s dispute with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the South China Sea.  (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2020 2:50 AM EST

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

Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza as balloon attacks resume

Jan. 16, 2020 5:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day. Israeli police said the balloons touched down in southern Israel and a bomb squad was...

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, center, shakes hands with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, as they surrounded by security in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019. Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

Jan. 16, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. Mitsotakis' comments during a TV interview came a...

Two soldiers of fictitious enemy fire during a military exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Taiwan military started a two-day joint forces exercises on Wednesday to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections

Jan. 16, 2020 3:18 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen. The exercises focused on neutralizing threats from small groups of assailants through small arms fire and hand-to-hand fighting. ...

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department shows Erik Quiroz Razo. Quiroz Razo who was in the United States illegally was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, for helping a suspect try to escape to his native Mexico after officials say he killed a California police officer. Quiroz Razo had faced a maximum of five years in prison for aiding Paulo Virgen Mendoza. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Man sentenced for aiding suspect after officer's slaying

Jan. 15, 2020 11:21 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was in the United States illegally was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday for helping a suspect try to escape to his native Mexico after officials say he killed a California police officer. Erik Quiroz Razo, 28, of Merced, had faced a maximum of five years in...

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 9:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. Zhang Jun,...

Police officers and local residents dig to search bodies of victims of avalanches in Doodnail village in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to more than 155 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Razaq)

Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said...

Town votes to sue neighboring community over border dispute

Jan. 14, 2020 1:33 PM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine town voted to sue a neighboring community over a disputed border. The York Board of Selectmen voted Monday to direct the town's manager and attorney to take “any and all actions necessary" to contest the border with Kittery in York County Superior Court. The disputed...

FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

Decorated Indian officer arrested for Kashmir rebel ties

Jan. 13, 2020 1:55 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. Police intercepted a fast-moving car in southern Kashmir on Saturday night and...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, William Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan at right meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, at left in the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taiwanese president sat down with the top American official in Taipei on Sunday, one day after her landslide victory over challenger Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Nationalist Party. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan's leader meets with US official after election win

Jan. 12, 2020 5:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, as China warned that countries should stick with recognizing communist-ruled Beijing as the rightful government of “one China," including Taiwan. ...