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  • UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea sent a letter to the council on July 21 requesting the meeting. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters...

  • North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul...

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • Climate change could cut 9 percent from South Asian economies, study says

    Climate change could cost South Asian countries nearly 9 percent in economic activity annually if fossil fuel consumption rates remain unchanged by 2100, according to the Asian Development Bank.

  • Japan military holds drill as its role expands

    GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japan's military is showcasing its ability to defend remote islands, as its role expands at home and abroad under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The military began large-scale annual "Fire Power" exercises on Tuesday at the foot of Mount Fuji. Defense officials said the...

  • Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely. The pope told reporters the church "only asks to have freedom to do its work. No other conditions." "The Holy See is open...

  • AP Analysis: Pope gets crash course on Korea issue

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: ___ THE VIEW FROM THE PAPAL PLANE In a whirlwind five-day trip to South Korea, Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs, kissed almost as many babies and...

  • Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to speak the group's name, and the tactic...

  • Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government step down immediately. Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri...

  • US pair charged with Bali murder could face death

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple arrested on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the slaying of the woman's mother could be charged with premeditated murder, which carries a maximum penalty of death, police said Saturday. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend, Tommy...

  • Who stopped China Catholics going to South Korea?

    BEIJING (AP) — Days after Chinese officials blocked Catholics from seeing the pope in South Korea, it's still unclear who was behind the action or why it was taken. Experts on the Chinese church said the travel bans were likely the work of overzealous local Communist Party bureaucrats...

  • 3 days of Nepal floods leave 54 dead, 142 missing

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Flooding and landslides in western Nepal have killed at least 54 people and left 142 missing amid continuous rainfall over the past three days, officials said Saturday. Ten districts in the area have been flooded, with rescuers recovering 54 bodies, police official Kesh...

  • John Kerry talks Asian relationships, trade pact

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's address to Hawaii's East-West Center think tank this week drew attention primarily for its focus on the need for a constructive relationship with China to ensure regional peace and stability. However, Kerry touched also on U.S. relationships...

  • Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today. The...

  • Building fail sheds light on N. Korean priorities

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't just any North Korean city. So when a 23-story apartment building under construction collapsed in the center of the showcase capital in May, officials faced a bona fide emergency. Their response was in some ways predictable: a grudgingly slow and...



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