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Iranian tanker collides with freighter off China; 32 missing

By GERRY SHIH, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched police ...

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based ...

13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in restive Senegal region

By BABACAR DIONE and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 13 people Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a ...

UK’s May says she has no concerns about Trump’s mental state

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed concerns about Donald Trump's mental fitness, saying the U.S. president acts in what he sees as the best interests of his country. A new book by journalist Michael Wolff quotes prominent Trump advisers as questioning the ...

Strength of Iran protests uncertain after a week of unrest

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The strength of protests shaking Iran was unclear on Thursday after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people, with fewer reports of demonstrations as government supporters again took to the streets in several ...

Japan’s Abe: N. Korea should change course, end nuke program

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference for the new year, Abe told reporters Japan was watching to see the impact of sanctions ...

N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of ...

Trump threat to cut aid to Palestinians carries risks

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — With a Twitter post threatening to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians, President Donald Trump has expressed his frustration over the lack of progress in his hoped-for Mideast peace push. But things could deteriorate even further if Trump ...

Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade US sanctions

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A banker accused of helping Iran evade economic sanctions was convicted Wednesday in a case that strained ties between the United States and Turkey with its testimony about corruption at the highest levels of the NATO ally's ...

Iran says Trump’s ‘absurd tweets’ have incited disruption

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran charged Wednesday that the U.S. "has crossed every limit" in international relations by expressing support for Iran's anti-government protesters and said President Donald Trump's "absurd tweets" have encouraged disruption. In a ...