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Poland PM seeks answers over online hate campaign allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:54am

Poland's prime minister is demanding an explanation from his justice minister after allegations surfaced the minister's deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government.

Leader of Pakistan-held Kashmir welcomes Trump initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:41am

The president of Pakistani-administered Kashmir has welcomed efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump to lower tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed Himalayan region and warned of a humanitarian crisis and food shortages in the Indian-held portion.

Chinese, Japanese foreign ministers meet amid calming ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:40am

The foreign ministers of China and Japan have met amid an unusually lengthy stretch of calm in their countries' often turbulent relationship.

Malaysia bans Indian Muslim preacher from public activities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:07am

Malaysian police say an Indian Muslim preacher, wanted in India for alleged money laundering and hate speech, has been banned from any public activities after racial slurs in his recent speeches sparked outrage in Malaysia.

Yemeni separatists, government forces clash in the south

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:43am

Yemeni officials and local residents say clashes between forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government and separatists, backed by the United Arab Emirates, killed at least three people in southern Abyan province.

Spanish NGO Open Arms says 9 more migrants have jumped into the sea off Italian island, rescues underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:40am

Spanish NGO Open Arms says 9 more migrants have jumped into the sea off Italian island, rescues underway.

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

Taijing Wu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:34am

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan's right to defend itself.

Russia says it's not obliged to share radiation levels data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:33am

The Russian foreign ministry has responded to reports that several of its radiation monitoring stations went silent shortly after a deadly explosion at a missile range by saying it is not obliged to share data with other nations.

Russia decries US missile test, warns of destabilization

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:09am

A top Russian diplomat has lamented the U.S. test of a type of missile that was banned for decades before both Washington and Moscow quit the treaty earlier this year.

More migrants jump from rescue ship off Italian island

Colleen Barry and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:45am

More migrants jumped off the Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms Tuesday in a desperate bid to reach shore, tantalizingly near after 19 days blocked on board in deteriorating conditions by Italy's refusal to open its ports.

Spain: Weather change fuels hope to tackle island mega-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:25am

Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands say that less wind and lower temperatures are giving a respite to firefighters trying to tackle Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year.

Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G7 summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:13am

French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for world leaders coming for the G-7 summit.

Britain concerned about consular employee missing in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:01am

The British foreign ministry said it is "extremely concerned" about an employee of its consulate in Hong Kong who has been missing since crossing into China on a business trip.

New documents show Japan's wartime emperor had deep regrets

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:49am

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has obtained documents showing that former Emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about World War II and tried, unsuccessfully, to express his feelings by using the word "remorse" in a 1952 speech.

Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:10am

The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said.

The Latest: Britain says Hong Kong consular employee missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:54am

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AP Explains: What is blocking Bosnia from a new government?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:26am

The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency will meet Tuesday to try to break a deadlock on forming a new government, more than ten months after the general election in October.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:41pm

Despite a report showing a large majority of economists expecting an economic downturn by 2021 at the latest, the White House is sticking by its view that the fundamentals of the American economy remain strong. President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid may hinge on the economy. The Republican president is pointing to low unemployment and uninterrupted growth as he shrugs off talk of a possible recession and is calling on the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates.

13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos

Penny By Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:08pm

A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday.