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Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debtsA finance ministry official says Sri Lanka is considering a $300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Arrest warrant issued for former Dallas priestAn arrest warrant has been issued for a former Texas priest accused of molesting teenagers more than a decade ago after a new alleged victim came forward
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistani police raid militant hideout; 4 people killedPakistani police raid hideout, kill 3 militants, including bombing mastermind; 1 civilian accidently dies in shootout
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisonerFreed by Pakistan's top court, Christian woman who escaped death row still lives as a prisoner, longing for her children
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Asian markets are mixed as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World stocks rise but Britain slips on Brexit limboWorld shares advance, Britain slips after lawmakers reject May's plan for Brexit
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In life and death, fight against India joins Kashmir teensThe anti-India unrest in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has claimed the life of the youngest militant, a 14-year-old soccer player who was fatally shot fighting troops alongside his 16-year-old friend
The Associated Press10 hours ago
South Korea stops paintings brought from North KoreaSouth Korea says it has stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean paintings into the country because it could violate U.N. sanctions
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving IsraelMalaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel
The Associated Press10 hours ago
2 Cambodian opposition politicians get bans droppedA veteran Cambodian politician and his son have become the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Australian prime minister backs security treaty with VanuatuAustralia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid concerns about growing Chinese influence in the region
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitivePhilippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Guam Catholic Church enters bankruptcy amid sex abuse claimsGuam's Catholic Church has filed for bankruptcy, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits and enter settlement negotiations
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Judge won't toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholarA federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media in Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A Chinese court sentenced Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case. Trudeau said he is extremely concerned that China chose to "arbitrarily" apply the death penalty to a Canadian citizen. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty caseChina is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler following a chilling of relations over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of CanadianCanadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence
The Associated Press1 day ago
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