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Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao in Wake of Anti-Gay Statements

NEW YORK — Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

China Opposes Taiwan’s Bid to Join Interpol

BEIJING (Xinhua) — Taiwan is not eligible to join Interpol because the latter is an inter-governmental international organization, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

Nearly 200 Nations Reach Historic Climate Accord

PARIS — After decades of wrangling, delegates from nearly 200 countries adopted Saturday an historic agreement to limit emissions in the Earth's atmosphere, the first-ever accord to keep global temperature rise within a certain limit.

Trump Invites Prayuth to White House

BANGKOK — President Donald Trump spoke to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Sunday and invited him to the White House, a Thai government spokesman said.

Officials say Fingerprints Tie Tunisian to Berlin Attack

BERLIN — German officials presented mounting evidence Thursday that Anis Amri was behind the wheel of a truck that smashed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12, as authorities across Europe pressed ahead with their feverish manhunt for the 24-year-old Tunisian, who has evaded capture since the attack.

Bitter Valentine: COVID Complicates Thai-Foreigner Long Distance Love

The day he steps foot out of state quarantine is the day he will propose to her. But for now, showing her the ring via video call and setting their Facebook status to “engaged” will have to do.
A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Asian Shares Rise Despite Escalating US-China Trade Row

TOKYO — Asian shares are mostly higher after a weekend of relative quiet over the escalating trade stand-off between the U.S. and China. Investors appear optimistic about the outlook for the global economy despite punitive tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing on each other's exports.
In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, a staff member blocks the view as a person is taken by a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus in Kirkland, Wash. From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the deadly new coronavirus. Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP File

Anxiety Grips Companies Across the World as Virus Spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It's struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Seattle.

Happy Pig Year: Travel Rush Begins in China

BEIJING — China is greeting next week’s Lunar New Year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country.

Rangsit Uni Unveils Legal Pot Farm and Labs (Photos)

PATHUM THANI — Behind steel doors, the watchful eyes of CCTV cameras, and security guards atop an inconspicuous campus building is one of the...



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