By Tim Kelly and Ben Blanchard TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the Air Force said on Friday, in what a Chinese newspaper linked to China's drills near Taiwan. The
By Aung Moon Sam and Yimou Lee YANGON, (Reuters) - Fighting between Myanmar forces and a rebel group in the remote northeast could escalate, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) told Reuters on Friday, worsening a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 4,000 people. One of Myanmar
Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico languished in shelters in the border city of Tijuana on Thursday, waiting for promised legal advice ahead of a planned crossing together to the United States to seek asylum. A few minutes walk from the U.S. border, dirt-smeared children in a packed
Ty Davenport is a man on a mission. As economic development director for Fairfield County in South Carolina, he’s traveling to places like Colorado and Germany trying to bring jobs back to a place that very much needs them. Often that's coupled with a high number of working-age people who have
“With this government, we’ve been quiet,” she says. Recommended: Think you know Latin America? Over the past nine days, protests have rocked this tiny nation, often viewed as an island of stability in Central America.
One reason so many migrants try to reach Europe or the United States is that both guarantee free and open debate – about issues such as immigration. Such ideals are rare in much of Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, which are the main sources of today’s mass migrations. On Friday, the topic
For over two weeks, huge, mostly youthful crowds have been holding rolling demonstrations in the center of Yerevan and other Armenian cities, reacting to an attempt by two-term President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his grip on power. Most previous “color revolutions” in the former Soviet Union have been
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean president will travel to North Korea in autumn, vows with North Korean leader that there will be no war.
"He'll definitely be coming to London. The visit, which will take place on July 13, had been repeatedly delayed amid a series of diplomatic spats and fears it could be marred by huge protests. British Prime Minister Theresa May controversially offered Trump a state visit when she was the first
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's acting prime minister on Friday called off talks with the opposition leader amid mass protests and an upcoming crucial vote in parliament.
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least seven Maoist rebels were killed Friday in the second major operation this week by security forces against their strongholds in central and western India, police said.
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, growing by only 0.1 percent from the previous three-month period.
France's economic growth decelerated sharply in the first quarter according to government estimates published Friday, but economists believe the blip is temporary as President Emmanuel Macron pushes a business-friendly agenda. National statistics agency INSEE estimated growth between January and
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons. Kim then
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will invest in trash-burning incinerators and aim for all packaging to be 100 percent recycled by 2025 after China, which took one third of the country's rubbish, banned waste imports, its environment minister said on Friday. Environment Minister Josh
The last time South Korea's President Moon Jae-in was on duty for a tree-related event in the Demilitarized Zone, it involved 813 troops, 27 helicopters, B-52 bombers with fighter escorts -- and an aircraft carrier prowling offshore. As a young serviceman, Moon played a supporting role in "
BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of India and China met at a lakeside resort in central China on Friday amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia.
Three people have been arrested in Israel in connection with the deaths of 10 young hikers in flash floods during a programme to prepare them for military service, police said Friday. The ten students, mostly aged 17 and 18, were caught up in floods while hiking in the Arabah desert in southern Israel
BEIJING (AP) — China passed a law Friday making it a crime to attack revolutionary heroes and martyrs as the ruling Communist Party steps up efforts to police historical discussions and enforce ideology.
BERLIN (AP) — Government figures show Germany's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April as the labor market in Europe's largest economy stayed strong.
By Christine Kim and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday, pledging to pursue peace after decades of conflict. Kim became the first
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan said on Friday he would continue to call for anti-government protests after acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan refused to hold talks with him. Armenia, a close ally of Russia, faces a crisis after two weeks of protests against the ruling
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese expats are casting ballots in six Arab countries in the region, ahead of parliamentary elections due in Lebanon on May 6.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the eastern city of Sargodha has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for working for a child pornography network, the first such conviction in this Islamic nation.
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand said track and field's new rules on women's testosterone levels were "wrong" and offered legal help to Olympic champion Caster Semenya to help her fight back. Chand, who won a court battle for her right to compete with a hormonal imbalance, said she was