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Troops lock down Kashmir as India votes to strip its status

By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips the statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed Himalayan territory, actions that neighboring Pakistan ...

As UK-EU relations cool, battle looms to stop no-deal Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped? Britain's prime minister says the U.K. is leaving the European Union in less than 90 days, either with a divorce deal, or — it seems increasingly likely — ...

China stabilizes currency but tensions with US remain high

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China stabilized its currency Tuesday, suggesting it might hold off from aggressively letting the yuan weaken as a way to respond to U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. The yuan declined to 7.0562 to the dollar before strengthening back to 7.0297 ...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months. The statement from the ...

Nearly 90 protesters reported held in Moscow

By JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Saturday detained nearly 90 people protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from the city council ballot, a monitoring group said, a week after authorities arrested nearly 1,400 at a similar ...

Hong Kong protesters throw Chinese flag into iconic harbor

By YANAN WANG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city's iconic Victoria Harbour on Saturday after a pro-democracy rally once again continued into the evening despite police warnings to stick to a short, ...

Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides "fully agreed" on a constitutional ...

Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms. Los Angeles television stations reported the artist was among a group of people shown emerging from ...

North Korea says Kim supervised latest rocket launcher test

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country's ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases ...

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce ...