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A supporter holds a poster outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong during a rally in support of an employee of the consulate who was detained while returning from a trip to China, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. China said Wednesday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating a law on public order. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK caseThe Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong says it has suspended local staff from travelling outside the city including to mainland China
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard, center rear, cradles lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, in his arms while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Mallard said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, he’s been trying to make parliament a more baby-friendly place since taking on the role nearly two years by adding baby chairs, family rooms and soon, a slide. He’s also increased the flexibility around family leave for lawmakers. (Parliament TV via AP)
New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby as debate ragesNew Zealand's parliament speaker was in action this week as a baby whisperer, rocking, feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a legislative debate raged
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, is embraced by his younger brother Basil during a party convention held to announce the presidential candidacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Gotabaya is a feared former defense official accused of human rights abuses and crushing critics, but to many Sri Lankans, he is the leader most needed after last April’s Easter bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for powerFacing torture allegations, Sri Lanka's opposition candidate for president gets a boost after deadly attacks this year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Feb. 13, 2019, photo, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho meets his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Ri called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations. Ri issued crude insults against Pompeo on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 to protest what he called Pompeo’s recently reported comments that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it denuclearizes. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'North Korea's foreign minister calls Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, NYU student researchers sit on top of a rock overlooking the Helheim glacier in Greenland. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, and not just the United States hopes to stake a claim, with Russia, China and others all wanting in. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspotGreenland and the rest of the Arctic region are taking on new geopolitical and economic importance as warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad smiles at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Khalilzad and the Taliban have resumed negotiations on ending America’s longest war. A Taliban member said Khalilzad also had a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, with the Taliban’s lead negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Qatar, where the insurgent group has a political office. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest warUnited States envoy and the Taliban resume negotiations on ending America's longest war
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A United Nations fact-finding mission says sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide.;
Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guaranteeNo Rohingya Muslims staying in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar because they want to be guaranteed safety and citizenship first
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Greg Craig, former White House counsel to former President Barack Obama, walks into a federal courthouse for his trial, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyerA key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has begun testifying in the foreign lobbying trial of prominent Washington attorney Greg Craig
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treatyRussia and the U.S. are blaming each other for abandoning an arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A United Nations fact-finding mission says sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide.;
UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar militaryA U.N. fact-finding mission says sexual violence by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide
The Associated Press8 hours ago
President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Trump is returning from Louisville, Ky., where he spoke to the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cutTrump scraps effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets reporters at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Italy's president to pols: make solid deal or elections soonItaly's president says he's giving party leaders a few more days to nail down a deal for a new governing coalition or he'll have to call new elections
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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