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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe feed carp before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Trump’s Japan visit starting on Saturday, May 25, 2019, is to focus on personal ties with Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Trump Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substancePresident Donald Trump's visit to Japan is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, second left, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, second right, present a giant floral garland to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian Prime Minister meets party leaders after election winIndia's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting with leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party fresh off his party's thunderous victory in the general election
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Customers shop near a section selling Marvel Avengers toys by American toymaker Hasbro at a toy store in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019. An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China media accuses US of plot to 'colonize global business'China's state media has unleashed fresh attacks on the U.S. as the tariff war between world's two largest economies continues
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
The screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won are seen as currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 24, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade might expand put investors in a selling mood. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spreadAsian shares are mostly lower as worries that the trade standoff between the U.S. and China might expand put investors in a selling mood
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Two same-sex couples pose for a photo at the household registration office to register their legal marriage in Xingyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
Same-sex couples start registering marriages in TaiwanHundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect
The Associated Press1 hour ago
India troops kill Kashmir militant linked to al-QaidaOfficials say government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida in the disputed region
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Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missingA boat carrying passengers across a river has capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people
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US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with TaiwanA top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan's international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Buddhists celebrate festival, post-election riots in Jakarta, swine fever in Hong Kong
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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah displays the victory sign as he arrives at the party office in new Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platformIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party surged to a landslide election victory
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 27, 2014, photo, then-MRI International Inc. President Edwin Fujinaga is asked for comments by the media upon arrival at Federal Court in Las Vegas. Fujinaga, former head of the Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm, is due to face a federal judge in Nevada on Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a jury found him guilty in November in a fraud case that prosecutors rank with the nation’s largest-ever, including Bernard Madoff. (Kyodo News via AP)
Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge schemeThe former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 callsA woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer in July 2017 was breathless and sounded concerned when she called 911 minutes before she was killed
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Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining HouseA Thai court has blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweepIndian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweep
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Ryan Falvey works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Banks and retailers pushed the market broadly lower in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stageWorld markets sink as traders brace for impact of U.S.-China spat
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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