The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on the pope’s visit to Chile (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Pope...


The Latest: Ukraine: Citizen killed in Afghan hotel attack

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Ukraine says one of its citizens was killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital. Afghan officials say insurgents...


Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Sunday that it won’t get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing’s protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that...


Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s...


The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s Middle East tour (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The main Arab party in the Israeli Knesset says it will boycott Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the parliament on Monday. Ayman Odeh wrote on Twitter Saturday that the members of his...


Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise. The...


Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television,...


The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teams

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on Olympics cooperation between North and South Korea (all times local): 1:45 p.m. North Korea has offered to send another advance team to South Korea this week to look at accommodation facilities at next month’s Winter Olympics. According to Seoul’s Unification...


Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. The agreement between the war-separated rivals to field a unified women’s ice hockey team at February’s Winter Olympics has triggered a...


Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

BANGKOK (AP) — A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups. The Kachin state police office said the tribunal handed down the sentence...

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