General News

China appoints US-trained central banker

Mar 19, 2018

A US-trained economist has been named to succeed China's longtime central bank governor as the ruling Communist Party tries to reduce financial risks and surging debt

Fire at Philippine hotel-casino out, death toll raised to 5

Mar 19, 2018

Firefighters found two more bodies in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five

Myanmar's Suu Kyi welcomed to Australian amid protests

Mar 19, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's is feted in Australia with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims

AP FACT CHECK: Trump strains truth in tweets on Russia probe

Mar 19, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's latest barrage of tweets attacking Russia probe as politically biased and meaningless falls short of reality

Vietnam trying ex-Politburo member over oil giant's losses

Mar 19, 2018

A court has begun the trial of a former Politburo member accused of mismanagement at state oil giant PetroVietnam that cost millions of dollars

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits

Mar 19, 2018

Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit talks

NCAA Latest: Sweet 16 set after wild opening weekend

Mar 19, 2018

Coach Bob Huggins and the West Virginia Mountaineers are headed back to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season and fourth time since 2010 after routing Marshall 94-71

Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions

Mar 19, 2018

A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern, and he once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions

Heather Nauert on the rise as a voice in US diplomatic corps

Mar 19, 2018

Once seen as headed for the door at the State Department, spokeswoman Heather Nauert is on the rise as a high-profile voice on foreign policy

The Latest: Police don't say if blast is related to others

Mar 19, 2018

Police Chief Brian Manley isn't confirming the cause of the latest explosion in Austin, Texas, or if it's related to three previous blasts elsewhere in the city

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