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Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 7:49pm

Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 7:40pm

In a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is serving notice that President Donald Trump won't be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next week. The move came after the president told Pelosi he wanted to come despite Democratic objections. Trump says he plans to devise some sort of alternative. Pelosi says he should wait until the government reopens.

Spokesman for former Jakarta governor who was imprisoned for blasphemy says he was released early Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:30pm

Spokesman for former Jakarta governor who was imprisoned for blasphemy says he was released early Thursday.

North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 7:03pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday.

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 6:43pm

Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.

Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule

Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 6:29pm

Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday announced that the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on March 24.

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answers in Malaysia lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 6:09pm

The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer said Wednesday.

UN envoy urges Colombia to act quickly to protect leaders

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 5:31pm

The new U.N. envoy for Colombia urged the government on Wednesday to swiftly implement its plan to protect social leaders, saying seven leaders were killed in just the first week of January.

AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 5:19pm

Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.

Congo's Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 2:13pm

With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:23pm

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is breaking off relations with the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:20pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is breaking off relations with the US.

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

Vladimir Isachenkov and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 1:02pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.

Top Jordanian politicians arrested on corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:58pm

Jordan's state security court has arrested several high-profile politicians on charges of illegal tobacco production, smuggling and bribery.

Zimbabwe and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

Farai Mutsaka and Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 12:53pm

One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of rollicking, captivating performances won him devoted fans worldwide.

French protest group to field candidates for EU parliament

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 12:40pm

A group of France's yellow vest protesters says it is fielding a slate of candidates for the European Parliament elections.

Israeli female student killed in Australia is laid to rest

Ami Bentov, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 12:23pm

A female Israeli student who was killed in Australia last week, sparking a nationwide uproar, was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown in northern Israel.

Official: Canada recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:18pm

Official: Canada recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela.

Report: Iran court sentences whistle-blower to 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:51am

The official IRNA news agency reports that an Iranian court has sentenced a prominent journalist to five years in prison.