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September 25, 2020

Kim Jong Un Apologizes Over Shooting Death of South Korean

By Associated Press
South Korean officials said the North Korean leader had issued a rare apology, likely to de-escalate tensions after the shocking incident.

September 25, 2020

Afghan Officials: Taliban Attack Checkpoints, Kill 28 Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, which it said were carried out after the police in the area refused to surrender.
September 24, 2020

Seoul Says North Korea Killed South Korean Official, Burned His Body

By Associated Press
The official disappeared from a government boat near the disputed inter-Korean maritime boundary. How he wound up in North Korean waters is a mystery.

September 23, 2020

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government

By Associated Press
Anwar says he will reveal more details following a meeting with the king, but a cabinet member denies the government has fallen.

September 23, 2020

Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case

By Associated Press
Real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang had been outspoken on issues from censorship to COVID-19. Now he’s in prison on corruption charges.

September 22, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians

By Associated Press
The Afghan Defense Ministry, however, said the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters.
September 21, 2020

Pakistan Opposition, Backed by Ex-Premier, to Protest Khan

By Associated Press
Nawaz Sharif has re-entered Pakistan’s political fray, calling for Khan’s ouster.

September 18, 2020

US Envoy to United Nations Meets With Taiwan Official in New York

By Associated Press
The “historic” meeting comes amid a growing U.S. campaign to give Taiwan a voice in international bodies.

September 15, 2020

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process

By Associated Press
Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a U.S. delegation visiting Pakistan praised its assistance.

September 15, 2020

Expect US Election to Have Consequences for Troops Overseas

By Associated Press
Trump has doubled down on “bring the troops home” rhetoric; Biden is more circumspect.

September 14, 2020

US Ambassador to China Will Step Down in October

By Associated Press
Ambassador Terry Branstad will be leaving his post as U.S.-China tensions soar.
September 11, 2020

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday

By Associated Press
The much-delayed talks are reportedly set to begin this weekend.

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