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State Dept. Employee Accused of Misleading FBI in China Case

WASHINGTON — A veteran State Department employee has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about gifts she had received from Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Zuckerberg Says Regulation Inevitable. Is Congress up to It?

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.

Sam Rainsy Resigns from Cambodian Opposition Party

PHNOM PENH — Sam Rainsy, the head of Cambodia's opposition party, announced his resignation from the group Saturday after the country's long-serving prime minister announced plans for a law that could lead to the party's dissolution.

China Says It Uses Death Penalty Sparingly

BEIJING — China's chief justice said Sunday that his country, which is believed to execute more people than the rest of the world combined, gave the death penalty "to an extremely small number of criminals for extremely serious offenses" in the past 10 years.

Ukraine Arrests French Man for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016

MOSCOW — Ukraine's intelligence agency SBU said on Monday it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer's European Championships in France by arresting a Frenchman who wanted to cross from Ukraine into the European Union armed to the teeth.

Muslims in Asia Rally Against Trump’s Jerusalem Move

KUALA LUMPUR — Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia protested outside the U.S. embassies Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Bill Murray Accepts Humor Prize After Gentle Roast

WASHINGTON — In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.

76 Dead, 5 Survive in Colombia Plane Crash

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian police say that five people have survived a plane crash near Medellin's international airport and the rest of the passengers have been killed.
Laborers at work at steel market in Yichang, China. Photo: Chinatopix / Associated Press

China Expresses Concern on Latest US Tariff Hikes

BEIJING — China on Friday expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to...

Maoists Still a Force 50 Years After the Cultural Revolution

LUOYANG, China — Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical communist agenda, the spirit of modern China's founder still exerts a powerful pull.

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