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Britain concerned about consular employee missing in China

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

The British foreign ministry says 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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:49am

Japan's NHK television has obtained documents showing 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 3:40 a.m. EDT

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

The White House is insisting the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are strong amid growing concern that a recession could threaten President Donald Trump's reelection next year. But while the U.S. is setting records for low unemployment and the economy continues the growth it's enjoyed since Trump took office, that growth is slowing and stock markets have swung wildly in recent weeks on fears of recession. Trump 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.

Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59pm

Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed.

Hong Kong's leader vows to narrow rifts, but no specifics

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:42pm

Facing pressure to end months of antigovernment protests, Hong Kong's leader pledged Tuesday to open up dialogue with city residents in an effort to narrow differences.

US Southern Command head focused on 'day after' in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:11pm

The head of U.S. Southern Command says military officials are focusing on preparing for "the day after" once "isolated" Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro leaves power.

Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted at retrial

Marcos AlemÁn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:30pm

A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide was acquitted by a judge at a retrial Monday in a case that attracted international attention to El Salvador's strict abortion laws.

The Latest: Migrant charity official: Boat won't break law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:54pm

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The Latest: Trump speaks with leader of Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:19pm

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Putin says Russian nuclear explosion poses no threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:34am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has prompted international concern about radiation leaks.

Saudi Arabia reports soldier killed near border with Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

Saudi Arabia says a soldier was killed near the country's southern border with Yemen, where the kingdom has been at war against Houthi rebels for four and a half years.

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:08am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved.

Zapatista rebels extend control over areas in south Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07am

Mexico's Zapatista indigenous rebel group announced that it is extending its control over so-called "autonomous" zones to 11 more areas in the southern state of Chiapas.

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Manuel Rueda and Lujan Agusti, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59am

A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times.

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:51am

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests.