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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, left, attends the integration ceremony of TAPI pipeline with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi in Herat, Afghanistan. Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Abbasi visit Kabul. Pakistan, however, says it wants to consult the country's political and military leadership before accepting Ghani's invitation. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi, File)
March 20, 2018 - 4:49 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul — an offer that analysts see as a good sign, underscoring that dialogue between the two often uneasy neighbors is key to defeating militants on both sides of...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as he delivers a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect "every inch" of China's territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely. Xi, China's most powerful leader in decades,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, left, attends the integration ceremony of TAPI pipeline with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi in Herat, Afghanistan. Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Abbasi visit Kabul. Pakistan, however, says it wants to consult the country's political and military leadership before accepting Ghani's invitation. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi, File)
March 20, 2018 - 4:16 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul — an offer that analysts see as a good sign, underscoring that dialogue between the two often uneasy neighbors is key to defeating militants on both sides of...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:01 am
PARIS (AP) — A judicial source says former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. A person with direct knowledge of the case told The...
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet, bottom, lands at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. At a potentially pivotal moment of diplomacy with North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1. (Hong Gi-won/Yonhap via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 3:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that infuriate North Korea will begin on April 1, the allies said Tuesday, but they will likely be more low-key than past years ahead of two highly anticipated summits among the countries' leaders. This year's drills were postponed...
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A vehicle wrapped in blue tarpaulin is removed from Larkhill Road in Durrington, 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Salisbury, England, on the back of an Army lorry, Monday March 19, 2018, as the investigation into the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia continues. A road in the village of Durrington was closed off and tents were erected as the military and police searched for clues Monday. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 3:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is awaiting nearly two dozen Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain as part of a standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil. Britain ordered the 23 diplomats to leave by Tuesday, and they're expected in Moscow later, according to Russian media reports. Russia...
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet, bottom, lands at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. At a potentially pivotal moment of diplomacy with North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1. (Hong Gi-won/Yonhap via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 3:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that infuriate North Korea will begin on April 1 but will likely be more low-key than past years ahead of highly anticipated summits among the countries' leaders. This year's drills were postponed during the Pyeongchang Olympics,...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang applauds during the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 3:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to "act rationally" and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. He promised Beijing will "open even wider" to imports and investment. "No one will emerge a winner from a trade war," said Li, the No...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a ranger takes care of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Sudan has died after "age-related complications" researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." (AP Photo)
March 20, 2018 - 3:35 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang, right, press the green buttons to show their approval of government work reports and proposals during the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 3:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the closing session of China's ceremonial legislature (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A Taiwanese official rejects comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan's future and welcomed a U.S. law encouraging more official exchanges between Washington and Taipei...
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