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A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Anupam Nath / AP

Asia-Pacific Leaders Condemn War, Renew Calls for Open Trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings Saturday.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, middle, holds an emergency meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, right, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss North Korea's recent ballistic missile launch during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Haiyun Jiang / Pool Photo via AP

War, North Korea Missile Test Loom Over Asia-Pacific Summit

BANGKOK (AP) — Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders in Bangkok on Friday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters.

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Harry Styles poses at at the Los Angeles premiere of "My Policeman" film on Nov. 1, 2022. Photo: Chris Pizzello / AP

‘Harry Styles’ Coming to Bangkok Next Year

BANGKOK — British pop star Harry Styles will bring his Love on Tour show to Bangkok next year, promoter Live Nation Tero announced Tuesday.
FILE - San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott answers questions during a news conference in San Francisco, on May 21, 2019. Photo: Eric Risberg / AP File

San Francisco Will Allow Police To Deploy Robots That Kill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations -- following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement.

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FILE - San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott answers questions during a news conference in San Francisco, on May 21, 2019. Photo: Eric Risberg / AP File

San Francisco Will Allow Police To Deploy Robots That Kill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations -- following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement.
Papers with the words "Refuse COVID terror" and "Not foreign forces but internal forces" are placed on the ground near protesters during a gathering at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Photo: Bertha Wang / AP

China Vows Crackdown on ‘Hostile Forces as Public Tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.
FILE - In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of Basij paramilitary force in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26, 2022. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP File

Iranian General Acknowledges Over 300 Dead in Unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian general on Monday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months.
Protesters hold up blank white papers during a commemoration for victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Photo: Kanis Leung / AP

China Lockdown Protests Pause as Police Flood City Streets

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly quiet.
Riot police officers stand along a main boulevard in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, as violence broke out during and after Morocco's 2-0 win over Belgium at the World Cup. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands After Morocco Win at World Cup

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday.

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