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Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:40am

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, says his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:40am

The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

The Latest: Malaysia PM defends probe into N. Korean's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:10am

The Latest on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam (all times local):

Israeli army: Sinai militant fire hits Israel, no one hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:10am

The Israeli military says several shells have been fired from neighboring Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, exploding in the south of the country and causing no injuries.

Pakistan: Airstrikes target militants on Afghan border

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:02am

The Pakistani air force killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.

Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53am

A trial opened in southern Turkey on Monday for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.

Trump's first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53am

Europeans have reacted to President Donald Trump's first month in office with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking.

At least 14 killed in Philippine bus crash

Aaron Favila, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:12am

At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road then slammed into an electric post, Philippine officials said.

Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:02am

Cambodia's legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.

Iran launches 'advanced' rockets during military exercises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:00am

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.

US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:52am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:30am

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group.

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:01pm

A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:55pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:40pm

Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North Korea's ruling family.

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea amid tensions over its investigation of killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:30pm

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea amid tensions over its investigation of killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother.

Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:05pm

Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing island to its rival.

Rembrandt drawing 'hidden' in museum for 250 years found

Judith Vonberg, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:49pm

A chalk drawing of a dog has been identified as a work by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, after it spent almost 250 years mistakenly credited to a German painter.

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:51pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II.