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Myanmar won’t take over the rotating leadership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as scheduled in 2026, in the latest blow to efforts by its ruling generals to gain international … more
Kenya's president says climate change is “relentlessly eating away” at Africa’s economic progress and it’s time to have a global conversation about a carbon tax. He spoke while hosting the … more
Asylum applications in the European Union continued to rise in the first half of 2023 following a major hike last year, pressuring limited hosting capacities and moving the issue up the political … more
Backers of an international agreement that bans cluster munitions are striving to prevent erosion in support for it after what one leading human rights group calls an “unconscionable” U.S. … more
Belgium and France want the countless headstones, cemeteries and memorials from World War I recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites to make sure people stop and think about the meaning and value of … more
The world remembers Gen. Augusto Pinochet as the dictator whose regime tortured, killed and disappeared 3,065 people in the name of fighting communism. But as their country marks the 50th anniversary … more
Two high-ranking military officers in northeast Congo have been arrested for their involvement in a crackdown on protests that left 43 people dead and dozens more severely injured. Defense and … more
British lawmakers have headed back to Parliament after their summer break but thousands of U.K. children won’t be returning to their classrooms this week. Their schools are at risk of collapse from … more
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says last month's elections are a sign of the country’s “mature democracy.” He was speaking at his inauguration. Mnangagwa won disputed polls held on … more
Ukraine’s defense minister has submitted a letter of resignation after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he would be replaced this week and named his successor. more
Japan’s Supreme Court has dismissed Okinawa’s rejection of a central government plan to build U.S. Marine Corps runways on the island and ordered the prefecture to approve it despite protests by … more
Iran has slowed its enrichment of uranium at nearly weapons-grade levels. That's according to a report by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog seen by The Associated Press on Monday. The … more
China says President Xi Jinping will skip this week's Group of 20 summit in India as bilateral relations remain icy. The Foreign Ministry says Premier Li Qiang will attend in his place. A one … more
Pope Francis is wrapping up the first-ever papal visit to Mongolia. He's inaugurating a new church-run homeless clinic and shelter. And he's insisting that such initiatives aren’t aimed at winning … more
Southeast Asian leaders led by Indonesian host President Joko Widodo are gathering in their final summit this year. They're being besieged by divisive issues with no solutions in sight: Myanmar’s … more
South Korea’s president says he’ll tell world leaders about the need to faithfully enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korea when they converge in Indonesia and India for annual summits this week. … more
Guatemala’s top electoral authority says that it has blocked the suspension of President-elect Bernardo Arévalo’s Seed Movement, at least temporarily giving the party back its legal status and … more
The fire that killed at least 76 people last week in a rundown apartment block in Johannesburg has exposed not only the urban decay of South Africa's “city of gold” but also a failure of its … more
Much of the world takes daily weather forecasts for granted. But most of Africa's 1.3 billion people live with little advance knowledge of what’s to come. That can be deadly, and expensive too, … more
The Russian military is staging a ferocious push in northeastern Ukraine. The effort is designed to pin down Ukrainian forces, distract them from their counteroffensive and minimize the number of … more
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