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China says Interpol officer under investigation

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The disciplinary organ of China’s ruling Communist Party says the head of Interpol, a senior Chinese...

Abe’s Art of the Deal: What the Japanese Prime Minister Won in New York

When U.S. President Donald Trump met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on Wednesday, September 26, he was jubilant. Abe, he told reporters, had agreed to open trade negotiations with the United States. “This was something,” he ...

North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons: Seoul

South Korea says North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told Parliament the estimates on the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60.His comment on Oct...

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Tencent’s WeChat Pay enters Hong Kong market

From October onward, Hong Kong residents will be able to use WeChat Pay, Tencent’s self-developed digital wallet, to buy high-speed rail tickets and call a cab in mainland China, The Paper reported. With the support of the People’s Bank of ...

OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump’s call for lower prices. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met ...

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China’s massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region’s native Muslim population. Sen. Mar...

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Death toll jumps to 384 after tsunami, quake in Indonesia

The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to 384 on Saturday, authorities said, with many of those killed swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach.Strong aftershocks continued to ro...

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