BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.
While the sides enjoy outwardly friendly relations, Turkish public sentiment has been inflamed by reports that members of the Uighur minority located in China's northwest have been restricted in practicing their Islamic religion, especially during...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine will address what is likely to be an emotional meeting over the downing that killed all 298 people on board Flight MH17. The countries are among the five nations...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
Chief Justice S.K. Sinha delivered the verdict Wednesday against Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken the sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Service says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9. It says the epicenter was about 17 miles (29 kilometers) south of the Colombian town of Acandi. It occurred about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the surface.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.
Lew made the comments in a two-page letter to Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. It was released Tuesday and comes amid heightened concern that Puerto Rico will default on several upcoming payments as it struggles with $72 billion of public debt...