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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 14, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

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. ___...

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were 'good'

Oct. 6, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea's chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had "good discussions" in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had...

North Korea fires missile days before resuming US talks

Oct. 2, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, a suggestion that it may have tested an underwater-launched missile for the first time in three years ahead of a resumption of nuclear talks with the United States this weekend. The North...

North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

Oct. 1, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of...

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....

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...