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Malaysian premier to meet Trump at White House on Sept. 12Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit the White House on Sept. 12 at the invitation of President Donald Trump
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
In this photo released by the Royal Malaysian Navy, an unidentified body recovered by the Royal Malaysian Navy is  transferred to a U.S. Navy helicopter off the Johor coast of Malaysia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday. (Royal Malaysian Navy via AP)
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidentsThe commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain, is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Singapore. The focus of the search for the U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
The Latest: New 7th Fleet chief thanks navies for supportVice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, the new commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, has thanked the many navies that contacted the fleet with condolences and offers of support following the collision between the USS John. S. McCain and an oil tanker east of Singapore
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Thursday as investors brushed off worries about the U.S. political uncertainty while waiting for the upcoming speeches by the world’s top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian markets mostly higher as Jackson Hole in focusAsian stock markets are mostly higher as investors brushed off worries about the U.S. political uncertainty while waiting for the upcoming speeches by the world's top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mississippi shipyard to fix destroyer hit in June collisionA damaged U.S. Navy destroyer will be repaired at a Mississippi shipyard
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Authorities, state media say death toll from Typhoon Hato in China rises to 9Authorities, state media say death toll from Typhoon Hato in China rises to 9
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand withdrawnA Thai lawyer has withdrawn his criminal defamation case against a BBC journalist, the BBC says
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Aug. 1, 2017 photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court to make her final statements in a trial on a charge of criminal negligence in Bangkok, Thailand. Friends and foes alike of Yingluck Shinawatra, are anxiously awaiting a verdict Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 by the country's Supreme Court on charges that she was criminally negligent in implementing a rice subsidy program that is estimated to have cost the government as much as $17 billion and could now cost her 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand awaits verdict that could send former PM to prisonThais anxiously await a verdict on charges accusing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy estimated to have cost billions and that could send her to prison
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on  the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Two Cambodian radio stations, known for their rare stances independent of government control, said Wednesday they were being forced to shut down their operations, shrinking the space left for political activity and free expression ahead of next year’s general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedomThe United States is strongly criticizing Cambodia for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: US criticizes Cambodia for ordering group outThe United States is criticizing Cambodia for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media
The Associated Press8 hours ago
US envoy briefs Pakistan army chief on Trump's Afghan plansThe U.S. ambassador to Pakistan has met with that country's army chief two days after President Donald Trump warned Pakistan to stop harboring insurgents who are battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global markets calm ahead of Jackson Hole meetingGlobal stock markets are little changed as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers around the world
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Sri Lankan justice minister fired for criticizing China dealSri Lanka's president has fired the justice minister for his criticism of the government, including a decision to sell majority shares of a sea port to China.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mongolian lawmakers call on prime minister to resignA bloc of lawmakers from Mongolia's ruling political party are calling on the prime minister to resign, accusing him of abusing his position by allegedly handing government contracts for roads and other projects to politically connected businesses
The Associated Press18 hours ago
10-year jail sentence sought for female Indonesian militantIndonesian prosecutors say an alleged would-be suicide bomber arrested one day before the planned bombing of a popular family attraction in the Indonesian capital should spend a decade in prison
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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