Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.
Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 civilians in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another.
Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president on Monday vowed to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate.
A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.
China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer
HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory.
AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has made secret contact with Venezuela's socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him, according to a senior Trump administration official.
Netanyahu's partisan streak has paid off, but for how long?
JERUSALEM (AP) — In the eyes of critics, Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen at the request of President Donald Trump is the latest reckless gamble by a prime minister willing to sacrifice Israel's national interests for short-term gain.
Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever.
There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A runaway train. Crashing billiard balls. A compound fracture. Journalists and academics in Seoul have been running out of colorful descriptions for an intensifying dispute between South Korea and Japan over history and trade that has sent always shaky relations plummeting further.
Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination
GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday.
Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war.
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos
LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K.
Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity.
Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island
ROME (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark.
Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier
OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier.
Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands
MADRID (AP) — Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands.
Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease
NEW DELHI (AP) — Restrictions continued in much of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks.
Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland.
Russian opposition figure re-arrested upon jail release
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure has been detained by police immediately after leaving a jail where he had served two sentences connected to protests in Moscow.
Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore
LONDON (AP) — A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition.
French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed
PARIS (AP) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently.
The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local): 2:45 a.m.
Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said.