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An 'orchard of bad apples' weighs on new Afghan peace talks

An 'orchard of bad apples' weighs on new Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD — Afghan negotiators are to resume talks with the Taliban on Tuesday aimed at finding an end to decades of relentless conflict even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a spike in violence across Afghanistan that has combatants
South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces

South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel's owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tension
Former head of China state asset firm sentenced to death

Former head of China state asset firm sentenced to death

BEIJING — The former head of state-owned China Huarong Asset Management Co. Ltd. was sentenced to death Tuesday for bribe taking in one of the harshest punishments for economic crimes in recent years.
Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said Tuesday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as pro-Beijing figures and state-owned media step up criticism of the city’s legal system.
Where is Jack Ma, China's e-commerce pioneer?

Where is Jack Ma, China's e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users.
4 die as migrant boat reaches Spain’s Canary Islands

4 die as migrant boat reaches Spain’s Canary Islands

MADRID — Three men died in a boat carrying more than 40 migrants and another died upon reaching shore on Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands on Tuesday, authorities said.
Trump says he'll 'fight like hell' to hold on to presidency

Trump says he'll 'fight like hell' to hold on to presidency

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Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship

Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, a double- barrelled challenge to the Wes
UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

LONDON — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S.
Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia

Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia

ATLANTA — The top federal prosecutor in Atlanta left his position Monday, a day after an audio recording was made public in which President Donald Trump called him a “never-Trumper." Byung J.