Chinese President Xi Jinping waves upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila.

Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South China Sea could be concluded in three years and promised that any differences will be dealt with peacefully.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain.

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Netanyahu keeps coalition intact, but Hamas emerges stronger

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday survived a political showdown that had threatened to bring down his coalition and trigger early elections.

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Pedestrians stand near barbed wire at a legal Mexico-U.S. border crossing as they prepare to leave Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to inst

Migrants fearful, anxious in aftermath of Tijuana protests

Many Central American migrants camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan said Monday that a protest over the weekend by residents demanding they leave frightened them and left them even more anxious while they try to get into the United States.

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From left, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands during the Leaders Electrification Project meeting as part of the APEC 2018

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting the growing tensions between China and the U.S.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through an interpreter, as they attend an event marking the completion of one of the phases of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline, in Istanbul, Monday, Nov. 1

Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, arrive for a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin.

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defense, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while their authority flags at home.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.

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A search and rescue dog searches for human remains at the Camp Fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump visits as California struggles to locate 1,000 people

President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.

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Pro and anti Brexit protesters hold placards as they vie for media attention near Parliament in London.

Allies rally to UK's May amid leadership woes over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her.

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North Korean soldier, center top, looks at the southern side as three South Korean soldiers guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea.

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in London.

UK's defiant May tells critics it's her Brexit deal or chaos

Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into "deep and grave uncertainty."

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A video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is played during an event to remember Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, in Washington.

Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying.

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This general view shows an explosion as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon.

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date in the rivals' efforts to reduce animosities that sparked last year's fears of war.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore.

Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

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Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet at the company's delivery center before a ceremony transferring ownership to Thai Lion Air in Seattle.

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.

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A Christie's employee displays an 18.96-carat fancy vivid pink diamond during a preview at Christie's in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort.

US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a welcome banquet organized by the Singapore Business Community on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.

China's premier reassures region on growth, South China Sea

China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.

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An Israeli soldier jumps off a tank near the Israel Gaza border, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Gaza militants accept cease-fire; No word from Israel

Hamas and other Gaza militant groups said Tuesday they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire after launching hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past 24 hours and weathering a wave of punishing Israeli airstrikes.

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Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Fiji leader sworn in for 4 more years after winning election

Fiji's leader was sworn in for four more years Tuesday after winning an election with a reduced majority, after earlier lashing out at his opponents.

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U.S. and California state flags fly behind the border wall, seen from Tijuana, Mexico.

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval.

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