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N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitryNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has engaged in ambitious summitry in the past year and half
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Xi, Kim summit topics: Friendship, food aid and maybe nukesChinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are sure to discuss their bilateral friendship, likely to talk about food aid to the North and possibly might address the stalled nuclear talks with Washington
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Washington news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell appears on television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Latest: Fed sees no risk to dollar from cryptocurrenciesThe Latest: Federal Reserve sees no risk to dollar from cryptocurrencies
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pro-democracy lawmakers pay a silent tribute to the man who fell to his death on Saturday evening after hanging a protest banner on scaffolding on a shopping mall, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Hong Kong lawmakers are meeting for the first time in a week, after massive protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The placards with Chinese read "Withdraw". (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demandsHong Kong university students have issued a Thursday deadline for the government to meet political demands or face further street protests
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Parts of southern India facing acute water shortagesMillions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry in an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Analyst says Australian teen was Islamic State propagandistA security analyst says the eldest of three orphaned Australian siblings pleading for repatriation from a Syrian refugee camp has been an Islamic State group propagandist who could potentially face terrorism charges at home
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates, left, at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global shares mixed ahead of Fed rate decisionGlobal shares are mixed on optimism about trade after Trump said he will be talking with Chinese leader later this month
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Nepal protesters demand government keep away from trustsThousands of people have gathered in Nepal's capital to protest proposed legislation that would allow the government to nationalize centuries-old community and religious trusts responsible for organizing festivals and ceremonies
The Associated Press15 hours ago
South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North KoreaSouth Korea says it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations
The Associated Press15 hours ago
South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortagesSouth Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns, could pursue politicsAir New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon has announced he's resigning after 7 years in the top job at the national carrier
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, is cheered by children during a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet Kim. (Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via AP, File)
Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visitChinese President Xi Jinping is praising North Korea for moving in the "right direction" ahead of his visit to Pyongyang beginning Thursday
The Associated Press18 hours ago
As Hong Kong protests quiet down, what's next?All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but there's more to come in a crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Trader Neil Catania works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following big gains in Europe after the head of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide more economic stimulus if necessary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian shares up on trade optimism as Trump hints of Xi talksAsian shares are mostly higher on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will be talking with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan
The Associated Press22 hours ago
China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputesChinese President Xi Jinping meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States _ Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons
The Associated Press1 day ago
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