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  • IS threat in Southeast Asia raises alarm in Washington

    June 18, 2017 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Southeast Asia's jihadis who fought for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria now have a different battle closer to home in the southern Philippines. It's a scenario raising significant alarm in Washington. The recent assault by IS-aligned fighters on the Philippine city of Marawi... more »
  • Ford to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia

    May 17, 2017 8:53 AM

    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. The company says it will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. It expects 1,400 positions to be affected... more »
  • WATCH: Car swerves off road, lands on roof in China Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:01 PM

    CHINA - Footage showing a car landing on the roof of a home in China's Jiangsu Providence surfaced Sunday. The homeowner says he was investigating a loud noise in his home when he discovered the SUV had crashed through his ceiling. The driver of the vehicle said he... more »
  • Markets Right Now: Asian shares tumble as Trump gains

    November 8, 2016 10:40 PM

    HONG KONG - Share benchmarks are tumbling across Asia after Donald Trump gained the lead in electoral votes, with 137 to Hillary Clinton's 104 as of 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT). Markets had opened solidly higher but quickly shed those gains, reflecting investor concern over what a Trump presidency might... more »
  • Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

    May 22, 2016 4:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Sunday heads to Vietnam and Japan intent on building stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China. That forward-looking message will be delivered even as Obama confronts the legacies of two wars long past -... more »
  • In final year, Obama seeks to stave off lame duck status

    December 26, 2015 4:00 PM

    BC-YE--Obama (Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. ) By AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heads into the final quarter of his presidency with a string of wins, including an Asia-Pacific trade agreement and the historic nuclear accord with Iran. But Obama's last year as president also... more »
  • Doggie DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia

    October 19, 2015 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. Researchers say man's best friend may have evolved somewhere near what is now Nepal and Mongolia. Previous... more »
  • Officials: US to increase number of refugees by 5K next year

    September 9, 2015 3:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials say the United States is prepared to increase the number of refugees it resettles by 5,000 next year as European countries struggle to accommodate tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Two officials and a congressional aide said that Secretary of State John... more »
  • Pope arrives in Philippines on first papal visit in 20 years

    January 15, 2015 4:10 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Pope Francis has arrived in the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds awaited the first papal visit in 20 years. Church bells tolled across the country and hundreds of children danced and waved small Philippine and Vatican flags as the pontiff emerged from... more »

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