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India seeks to control rivers into Pakistan as punishment

Feb. 22, 2019 2:00 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead. Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India will harness its share...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Feb. 22, 2019 1:46 AM EST

A fire that raced through part of a historic district of Bangladesh's capital took hours to extinguish and killed dozens. Firefighters and residents frantically worked to douse the flames in the densely packed neighborhood that is a mix of homes, shops and warehouses. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region...

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 22, 2019 12:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake. Much of this worry is linked to Trump's repeated...

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

Feb. 21, 2019 10:48 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:00 p.m. A U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there. The State Department says...

US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Feb. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth

Feb. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s. North and South united into a youthful nation that now has 95 million people, and in the...

UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning point

Feb. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The peace agreement signed earlier this month by the Central African Republic's government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the history of the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers, the U.N. envoy for the impoverished nation said Thursday. Parfait...

UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

Feb. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen's key port and the situation in Venezuela. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Yemen and Venezuela were the main focus of their 30-minute...

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

Feb. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country's border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led coup plot....