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Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movementHong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
People gather around a television in a cafe showing Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's address to the nation following Easter Sunday terror attacks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrestedPolice say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debtAsian and African leaders plan to press Beijing to reduce debt burden of infrastructure initiative
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Japan's government apologizes to victims of forced sterilization under now-defunct eugenics law, promises compensationJapan's government apologizes to victims of forced sterilization under now-defunct eugenics law, promises compensation
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Police say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrestedPolice say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Occupy Central leaders, from left, Lee Wing-tat, Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming enter a court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The court is preparing to sentence nine leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests convicted last month of public nuisance offenses. The sentences to be handed down Wednesday are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Court prepares to sentence Hong Kong protest organizersA court in Hong Kong is preparing to sentence nine leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy province
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win its help as the U.S.-led trade sanctions hurt his country’s already-struggling economy. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea's economyAfter failing to get sanctions eased during Trump meeting, Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win Putin's help as US-led sanctions hurt North Korea's economy
The Associated Press1 hour ago
North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a winNorth Korea's Kim Jong Un will go into his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin needing a diplomatic victory
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an honor guard at an undisclosed train station in North Korea on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, before leaving for Russia. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with PutinNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Map locates earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh, India;
Shallow quake shakes northeast India, no damage yet reportedA moderate earthquake has shaken remote northeastern India near the border with China, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll inThe S&P 500 closed at an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreakerUS Navy awards $746 million contract to a Mississippi shipyard to build up to 3 polar icebreakers for US Coast Guard
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistani Christians attend special prayers for the victims of bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday April 23, 2019.  The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, rose Tuesday to more than 300. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombingsAs the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purportedly show the attackers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, South Korean vehicles returning from North Korea's joint Kaesong Industrial Complex pass the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has two urgent concerns as he heads to the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting. Kim also pushed Seoul hard to participate in joint inter-Korean projects to rebuild its railroads and improve its moribund infrastructure. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a winAs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads into his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has a long wish list and a strong desire to mark a win after his failed Trump summit _ but will Putin oblige?
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countriesSri Lanka bombing victims included at least 31 foreigners from at least 12 countries
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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