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SKorea fires 360 rounds of warning shots at Russian warplane

Jul. 23, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers...

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last week that...

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose on Thursday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person...

Kim inspects new submarine, wants NKorean military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capability, state media reported Tuesday, as the North is increasing its pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Jul. 23, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad. Now they are barely...

Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

Jul. 22, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the country "off the face of the earth." The president made the statement at the White House as he praised Pakistan Prime...

Jailed judge alleging pedophile ring on verge of extradition

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition to Lithuania, saying she could be sent back any day now to the Baltic Sea nation where she says she exposed...

Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump called it "another lie" from Iran. The arrests happened over the past...

Macron says UN refugee agency attacked, decries Libya camps

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Libyan authorities Monday to stop holding transiting refugees in detention camps and said buildings of the United Nations' refugee agency in Libya were attacked earlier in the day. Macron did not elaborate on the attack he said was carried out on...