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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Korea tensions keep a lid on global marketsWorld stocks are mostly lower as joint U.S. and South Korean military drills keep markets on edge and investors await a key meeting of central bankers later this week
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
South Korean members of a civic group hold banners during a rally against the South Korea-U.S. Joint military drills outside of the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoffU.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threatThe lieutenant governor of Guam has reassured Japanese that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea
The Associated Press3 minutes ago
Abu Sayyaf militants kill 9, wound 16 in Philippine villagePhilippine officials say Abu Sayyaf militant gunmen have killed nine people and wounded 16 others in a dawn attack in a remote village in the country's restive south
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Malaysian Maritime Director Indera Abu Bakar points the damage of USS John S. McCain shown on a screen during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain arrived at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after a collision early Monday between it and an oil tanker east of Singapore. A number of U.S. sailors are missing after the collision, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Nations search for 10 missing after US destroyer collisionVessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2000 plot to kill PMA Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting bombs at one of her rallies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, a worker walks past Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China's Hebei province. Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, two employees of the Chinese company said Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 in an ambitious new move for the country's fast-growing domestic auto brands. Great Wall has yet to make a formal announcement of its interest in Jeep but a possible acquisition would be in line with chairman Wang Jianjun's goal, announced in February, of becoming the top specialty SUV producer by 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unitSpokespeople for Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors say it is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands
The Associated Press1 hour ago
3rd New Zealand party leader quits in close election race3rd New Zealand party leader quits in close election race
The Associated Press1 hour ago
AP Explains: How ban on dual-citizen lawmakers vexes AussiesAustralia's 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament has become a major political problem that not so long ago the country didn't know it had and could now struggle to fix
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 14, 1961, file photo, then Lt. John S. McCain III, left, and his parents, Rear Adm. John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright McCain take part in the ceremony to commission McCain Field, the U.S. Navy training base in Meridian, Miss., named in honor of Adm. John S. McCain, in photo at top, respectively grandfather and father to the two McCains. Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The 154-meter (505-foot) McCain is named after U.S. Sen. John McCain's father and grandfather, who were both U.S. admirals. (AP Photo/File)
The Latest: Tanker in Navy collision had safety violationsThe oil tanker involved in a collision with the USS John S. McCain destroyer in Southeast Asian waters had four deficiencies, including navigation safety violations, in its last port inspection
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Nepal to hold national, provincial polls in NovemberNepal's government says it will hold elections on Nov. 26 for both the national parliament and the assemblies of the seven provinces that were recently carved out by the new constitution
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China to again have one of the world's fastest bullet trainsAfter cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world's fastest
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistani official: 7 policemen abducted by bandits freedPakistani official: 7 policemen abducted by bandits in southern province, free after captors abandoned them in a forest
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Court clears way for Bangladesh opposition leader's trialBangladesh's top court has cleared the way for the continuation of opposition leader Khaleda Zia's trial on bribery charges for granting two contracts as prime minister from 2001-2006 that allegedly cost the government millions of dollars
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfatherThe U.S. Navy ship damaged in a collision in the Pacific has a familiar name, but it isn't called the USS John S. McCain for the Arizona senator.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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