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Democratic senators criticize Trump on Chinese trademarksDemocratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization's acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A look at assassination attempts involving chemicalsA look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Cambodia seeking $400 million to complete deminingCambodia's leader says his country needs more than $400 million in aid to remove by 2025 all of the land mines that are a legacy of years of civil war
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Shooting of 2 Indians in US bar sends shock waves in IndiaThe shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in investigation into the crime
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Tiger zoo to open next to Thailand's raided Tiger TempleA new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking in the endangered beasts
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leaderSometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police say, apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful VX toxin that was used
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Bangladeshi Muslim hardliners seek removal of Justice statueThousands of people have marched in Bangladesh's capital demanding a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Philippine president's war of words with arrested criticPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte's long-running acrimony with his leading critic, opposition Sen. Leila de Lima, has set off sharp verbal exchanges as they have argued over his anti-drug crackdown, which has led to more than 7,000 deaths
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo. Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent at "VX NERVE AGENT." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
The Latest: Airport in Malaysia attack safe, operator saysThe operator of the airport where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed in a chemical attack last week says the facility is safe, though no decontamination has taken place
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sectA Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar has demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai government's siege of the temple headquarters of a controversial Buddhist sect
The Associated Press11 hours ago
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concernsGlobal stock markets fell Friday amid worries that U.S. trade policies could hurt growth and questions about the timing of tax cuts
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China names economic officials amid slowdown, Trump threatsChina's government has replaced its commerce minister and the head of its top economic planning body as part of a Cabinet reshuffle amid a slowing economy and the threat of increased trade friction with President Donald Trump's administration
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Japanese cult also used VX; survivor recounts how it feltThe doomsday cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995 also used the VX nerve agent suspected in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balanceSome workers in Japan have enjoyed an early start to their weekend under a new initiative to encourage a better work-life balance
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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