• Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

    BEIJING (AP) — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs.

  • China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’

    BEIJING (AP) — China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, an official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party said Saturday.

  • Evidence presented in Kim’s killing hasn’t ruffled defense

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Evidence has accumulated against the two suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader in the first two weeks of their trial, but the top lawyers hired by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments to defend the two women say they are unruffled by what has been presented in court so far.

  • North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

  • Amid crises, tensions between Trump, Tillerson persist

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — The strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came under renewed focus Sunday, as the nation’s top diplomat insisted that Trump has not undermined him even as he again refused to deny calling the president “a moron.”