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'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

LONDON (AP) — Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made...
Nov. 7, 2019

Malaysia rejects US plan to host APEC in January

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has rejected a U.S. plan to host an Asia-Pacific trade summit in January, after Chile scrapped the December meeting over violent anti-government protests. Foreign...
Nov. 7, 2019

Air Force senior relishes dad in stands after prison release

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Like many fathers and sons, the Birdows tossed the football around the yard. They imagined the setting being the backyard on freshly cut grass...
Nov. 7, 2019

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen onboard and fled to South Korea. South Korea's...
Nov. 7, 2019

South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South.
Nov. 6, 2019

Asian stocks mixed after US indexes hit pause

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined...
Nov. 6, 2019

China sentences 9 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

XINGTAI, China (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to...
Nov. 6, 2019

Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that courts stop enforcing confidentiality clauses in...
Nov. 6, 2019

North says US-S. Korea drills 'throw wet blanket' on talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says planned U.S.-South Korean military drills would amount to "throwing a wet blanket over the spark" of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington...
Nov. 6, 2019

House to hold hearing on Mississippi chicken plant raids

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three months after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, a congressional committee plans a hearing...
Nov. 6, 2019

Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Halfway between North America and Asia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Midway Atoll is a tiny speck of land that U.S...
Nov. 6, 2019

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency says a hospital it runs in Yemen was damaged by a missile and drone attack. Yemeni military officials blame the attack,...
Nov. 6, 2019

California's worst wildfire transforms city that didn't burn

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city has been struggling with unprecedented growth a year after a wildfire nearly wiped out the neighboring town of Paradise. A fire on...
Nov. 6, 2019

Massacre of Americans shows drug war worse this time around

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about...
Nov. 6, 2019

Iran injects gas in new centrifuges as atomic deal unravels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear complex in its latest step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with...
Nov. 6, 2019

New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers have joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make...
Nov. 6, 2019

Location, location: Why Ukraine leader aimed for Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The room features a couple of couches, an extremely old desk and a pair of classic wing chairs by the fireplace. But the location conveys power and...
Nov. 6, 2019

Taylor expected to be first to testify in public hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine has told lawmakers in private that he understood President Donald Trump proposed a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Now he's expected...
Nov. 6, 2019

Biggest tropical wetlands ravaged by fires in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning...
Nov. 6, 2019

Mexico farm town prepares funerals after 9 Americans slain

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — Under a strong security presence, this remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children...
Nov. 6, 2019

AP News in Brief at 6:09 p.m. EST

The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That's...
Nov. 6, 2019

AP News in Brief at 11:14 p.m. EST

The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That's...
Nov. 6, 2019

Malaysia detains Cambodia opposition leader amid return plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Human Rights Watch says a leader of a banned Cambodian opposition party has been detained in Malaysia after Cambodia's government said it won't allow her...
Nov. 6, 2019

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index...
Nov. 6, 2019

New NTSB report in fatal crash involving self-driving car

PHOENIX (AP) — A new federal report into last year's fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn't anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The...
Nov. 6, 2019

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