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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...

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...

Vietnam anti-corruption activist gets 30 months in jail

Jul. 30, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced an anti-corruption activist to 30 months in jail for causing a public disorder. According to the state-owned Tien Phong newspaper, activist Ha Van Nam was accused of inciting drivers to repeatedly block a highway toll station in Bac Ninh province to...

Vietnam confiscates smuggled rhino horns worth $4 million

Jul. 29, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's customs authority has confiscated 125 kilograms of rhino horns worth up to $4 million in an air shipment. The state-run Vietnam News reported Monday that the 55 pieces of horns were concealed inside plaster blocks. They were discovered Thursday. According to the authority,...