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Fighting flares again in South Sudan capital after U.N. demand for restraint

JUBA Fighting and gunfire erupted in South Sudan’s capital on Monday a day after the U.N. Security Council told rivals President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar to rein in…

Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit

BEIJING The South China Sea is not on the agenda and should not be discussed at a major summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia at the end of…

North Korea military threatens physical response against U.S. THAAD deployment

SEOUL North Korea’s military said on Monday it will take “physical response” to a move by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defense system…

German ministry sees possible delay in signing missile defense contract

LONDON Germany may not finish negotiations with Europe’s MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp on the MEADS missile defense system by the end of the year as planned, according to a…

Frontrunner in British PM race May vows corporate governance reforms

LONDON Theresa May, the favorite to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, will pledge on Monday to overhaul corporate governance rules if elected, including putting workers on company boards…

Israeli attorney-general orders inquiry linked to Netanyahu

JERUSALEM Israel’s attorney-general has ordered an inquiry into “matters” related to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the justice ministry said on Sunday, without saying what they were. The terse statement followed…

Renewed fighting erupts in South Sudan as fears of civil war mount

JUBA Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital on Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president’s troops, raising fears of…

Gunmen kidnap three Indonesians off Malaysian state of Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian members of a tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said on Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a…

Australia’s prime minister declares victory in marathon election

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared victory on Sunday in a marathon national election, with his coalition government retaining power and the opposition Labor Party conceding defeat. Vote counting…

Critic of Cambodian government shot dead in capital

PHNOM PENH A critic of the Cambodian government was shot dead in the capital on Sunday at a time of rising political tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an…