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China postpones food import controls after global outcryChina has postponed enforcement of sweeping new import controls on food following complaints by the United States, Europe and other trading partners that they would disrupt trade
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the 86th Interpol General Assembly at Beijing National Convention Center in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP)
China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuseChina is hosting an Interpol meeting amid concerns Beijing is using the police network to pursue political foes overseas
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
US defense chief in India for talks on jets, AfghanistanThe U.S. secretary of defense is meeting India's prime minister and other officials for talks likely to focus on security in Afghanistan and a possible deal on fighter jets
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched U.S.-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asian stocks lower as investors watch US-NKorea tensionsAsian stocks have declined as investors watch US-North Korean tensions after a fall in tech shares dragged down Wall Street
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif appears before anti-corruption courtPakistan's former Prime Minister Sharif appears before court in Islamabad to face corruption charges
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan's Fukushima cleanup plan delays spent fuel removalJapan's government approved a revision to the decommissioning plan for the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by two more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods in two reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mongolian ruling party chooses replacement for dismissed PMMongolia's ruling party chose a replacement for the prime minister dismissed over allegations of corruption, as the resource-rich Asian nation struggles with an economic crisis and political infighting
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, construction workers smoke outside of a construction site in the central business district in Beijing. The Asian Development Bank is raising its growth forecast for Asia’s developing economies because global trade and conditions in the world’s biggest economies are improving more than expected. The Manila-based lender said Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, it now predicts the region’s economy will expand 5.9 percent this year and 5.8 percent in 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
ADB raises Asia growth forecast as global conditions improveAsian Development Bank raises growth forecast for Asia's developing economies because global trade and conditions in the world's biggest economies are improving more than expected
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Abe is calling an electionQ&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election, and what's at stake
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A police officer take a photo through his smartphone as they patrol past abandoned houses in Besakih which is located a few kilometers away from the mountain's slopes, Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.  More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesia tourist island of Bali, fearing will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to more than 57,000More than 57,000 people have fled the surrounds of Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57,000More than 57,000 people have now fled the surrounds of a volcano on Indonesia's Bali tourist island because of the risk of a major eruption
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to the Associated Press at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.  The cricketing legend who could potentially be Pakistan's future prime minister, Khan says the United States should stop trying to destroy the Taliban and instead should talk to them with help from Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policyCricket legend and potential Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan is criticizing the United States' new strategy for Afghanistan and says a continued military campaign will not solve the 16-year-old conflict in the neighboring nation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Philippines accepts Malaysia's rejection of ASEAN statementThe Philippines says it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by the Filipino chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A Hindu woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stands inside a refugee camp set up for Hindu refugees near Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagersMyanmar officials say they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves in the Southeast Asian country's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australia to create its own space agency for economic boostAustralia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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