Malaysia's transport minister said he will meet relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth on Monday, after being lobbied by a group representing families of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014. The Voice370 group said on Sunday that a spokeswoman, Danica
Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a new commission overseeing joint military and civilian development, state media said, as the country continues with an ambitious military modernization program. Xi has set great store on China's military modernization, including developing an ocean-going &
By Jack Kim and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system can not be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missile threat and despite Chinese hostility to the move. South Korea and
Lessons on the Black Lives Matter movement will be incorporated into some – but not all – Philadelphia classrooms this week. Teachers who choose to take part in the optional weeklong event to discuss and learn about the movement, developed by a local group of activist educators, are encouraged to introduce
As of early Sunday morning, crowd scientists estimated that those converging on Washington, D.C., Saturday surpassed those attending Friday’s inauguration ceremonies at a rate of 3 to 1, bringing the total to around half a million people in the nation’s capital alone. Photos of the historic march adorned
City officials in Everett, Wash., a city about 25 miles north of Seattle, filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. The city argues that Purdue should be compelled to cover the costs incurred to provide local drug-related services because the company allegedly
An investigative report from a British newspaper alleges that a failed British missile test last year was kept quiet in the lead-up to an important vote to continue funding for the country's aging nuclear missile system, Trident. While the test of the missile happened shortly before Prime Minister
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
China has ordered the closure of a sixth of the country's golf courses since 2011, its top economic planner said, in an ongoing crackdown on a sport controversial for its links with wealthy elites. China's ruling Communist Party has an ambivalent relationship with golf. Central authorities
How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge. Here's a nation-by-nation look at Asia's figurative, and in one case literal, sacred cows: ___ SOUTH KOREA South Korea takes offense first
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel studying a possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to release an interim report that supports enacting special legislation that is applicable only to him.
China expects a smoggy Lunar New Year in Beijing and its northern industrial heartland just two weeks after it was blanketed in toxic smog which caused traffic chaos, flight disruptions and port closures. Worsening pollution will engulf four northern Chinese provinces, including Hebei province which
Serena Williams says she has impressed even herself with the way she keeps fighting at age 35, after battling into an 11th Australian Open quarter-final on Monday to keep pace with her sister Venus. The American powerhouse's unrelenting quest for a record Grand Slam title and a return of her top
SYDNEY (AP) — The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations
New Zealand quick Tim Southee bagged his 200th Test wicket as Bangladesh crumbled to 100 for five at tea on day four of the second Test in Christchurch on Monday. Southee had two for 30 with Bangladesh just 35 runs ahead with only five wickets remaining in their second innings at Hagley Oval.
Johanna Konta blasted into her second Australian Open quarter-final in as many years Monday, setting up a glamour clash with Serena Williams. The in-form British ninth seed, on a nine-game winning streak, crushed Russian 30th seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-4 in searing heat on Margaret Court Arena.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
A Washington group of lawyers and researchers plans to file a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump, alleging that the US president is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. In a statement released Sunday the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Tim Southee snared his 200th test wicket on Monday as New Zealand took a commanding position on day four of the second test against Bangladesh.
A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said. It was a shocking turn of events for an area popular with
BANGKOK (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 in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
The talks, set to begin on Monday, will be the first time a delegation composed exclusively of rebel groups will negotiate with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush flew into Astana on Sunday morning, according to an AFP correspondent who saw the
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a
Chinese courts have jailed two former officials for corruption who had fled abroad to try and avoid justice, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Monday. China has vowed to pursue an overseas search dubbed Operation "Fox Hunt" for corrupt officials and business executives