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Move to get Mitsubishi's assets sold amid SKorea-Japan fight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean laborers are seeking a court's approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labor decades ago.7/15/2019 9:59 pm

Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site.7/15/2019 9:55 pm

Federal agencies missed 2nd deadline for tribal safety bills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For the second month in a row, U.S. officials tasked with carrying out federal public safety policy for tribes missed a deadline to provide input on legislation to curb violence against Native American women.7/15/2019 9:42 pm

GOP: US land agency is moving West, closer to its territory

DENVER (AP) — Some Westerners have long complained the U.S. government is an absentee landlord, managing vast tracts of public lands in their states from the nation's capital instead of closer to the properties themselves.7/15/2019 9:31 pm

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and other buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.7/15/2019 9:27 pm

R. Kelly expected to appear for court hearing Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses.7/15/2019 9:27 pm

Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back" where they came from, Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school.7/15/2019 9:17 pm

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand.7/15/2019 9:04 pm

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.7/15/2019 9:02 pm

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SKorea leader says Tokyo's trade curbs will hurt Japan more

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which he said threaten to shatter the countries' economic cooperation and could damage Japan more than South Korea.7/15/2019 2:48 am

S. Korea, Japan fail to resolve growing trade dispute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan on Friday failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body.7/12/2019 6:09 pm

Egyptian mediators arrive in Gaza to call for calm

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian meditators arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Friday after fears of renewed tension along the enclave's border with Israel a day after the Israeli military shot and killed a Hamas militant.7/12/2019 12:49 pm

The Latest: Japan blames S.Korea export control 'weaknesses'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a trade spat between South Korea and Japan (all times local):7/12/2019 7:41 am

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf.7/12/2019 7:08 am

The Latest: Gibraltar police detain 2 more from Iran tanker

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local):7/12/2019 6:44 am

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local):7/11/2019 11:50 am

South Korea seeks US help in bitter trade spat with Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is seeking U.S. help in a bitter diplomatic row with fellow American ally Japan over its moves to tighten controls on high-tech exports.7/11/2019 2:58 am

Tensions over history, North keep Japan, South Korea at odds

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and South Korea, two major U.S. allies, are again at odds, this time over Tokyo's decision to tighten controls on exports of sensitive materials that are mainly used in computer chips and display screens used in TVs and smartphones. The tensions reflect animosities that have persisted for decades.7/10/2019 9:20 pm

US urges world powers to reject Iran's 'nuclear extortion'

VIENNA (AP) — The United States admonished world powers seeking to preserve a deal with Iran on its atomic program on Wednesday not to give in to "nuclear extortion" from Tehran, which has breached the pact's limitations in recent days in an attempt to get them to provide economic incentives to offset American sanctions.7/10/2019 9:43 am