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BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that aims to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent.Prince Mohammed touched down in the morning following earlier visits to India and Pakistan.He's due to …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced they are joining forces.Ex-military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early on Thursday they'll present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli …
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set Thursday to resume high-level talks with Chinese officials, aiming to ease a trade standoff that's unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy.A Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He will meet in …
CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.Then detectives in a city …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday.The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by …
Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019. There are 313 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Feb. 21, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing.On this date:In 1613, Mikhail Romanov, 16, …
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.Researchers at El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest overseen …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City airport.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had been criticized for cancelling the $13 billion project, which was …
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 21,402.69 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, …
BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since the U.S. abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s.United into a youthful nation that now numbers 95 million, beginning in the …
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.The move is a sharp reversal for a company that has long championed the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital (all times local):8:45 a.m.Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people.The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control early Thursday after more …
SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility.Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday …
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in …
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with filing a false police …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69.
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty Wednesday.Hope Thomley of Hattiesburg entered guilty pleas in federal court in that city to one count of …
Armando M. Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant and World War II veteran who served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents while pressing for civil rights and education reforms, has died.Christy Rodriguez, his daughter, said Wednesday her father died Sunday at their San Diego home from …

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