With a questionable land deal and allegations of racism, the scandal is shaping up to be the biggest of Abe's tenure.

(� Reuters Staff / Reuters)

The sensational corruption scandal revolving around South Korea’s president is approaching its climax.

To the Jewish collector’s granddaughter, restitution of stolen artworks is about preserving “European civilization.”

Abu Sayyaf had demanded a $600,000 ransom for the release of Jürgen Kantner.

The irony of Republicans complaining about McCarthyism

The GOP looks to squash inquiries into Russia and President Trump.

The latest poll numbers in Ecuador are a bad sign for Julian Assange

The right-wing challenger who is leading has pledged to evict the WikiLeaks founder from the country's embassy in London.

Saudi king reported to be taking 506 tons of luggage, including two limos, on trip to Indonesia

King Salman will be joined by a 1,500-person entourage on his nine-day visit.

Martin Bogren photographed a group of men from Rajasthan seeing the ocean for the first time.

Baldwin made an impression in Turkey, but signs of his decade there are now hard to find.

The Philippine war on drugs is a disaster for the very young. A new bill could make it worse. 

The United States lacks a strategy to deal with China’s rise, said former senator and ex-ambassador Max Baucus.

Since a woman was killed at last year’s event, protests against sexism and violence have taken off.

Kim Jong Nam was exposed to a large amount of VX — a banned chemical weapon.

Senate leader says he felt helpless to change his unjust society.

At least 32 people died at two of the most fortified complexes in the area. An al-Qaeda-linked alliance of rebel factions, known as Tahrir al-Sham, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The possible hate crime has prompted anger in India and concern that the Trump-era United States is no longer a safe place for its thriving community of visiting Indian students, scholars and tech workers.

The U.S. president’s policies are tapping into Mexico’s historic grievances.

The State Department decided not to issue the visas to the North Korean diplomats due to travel from Pyongyang to New York for the talks, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.

The French Senate report said that only one of 12 planned centers has opened, and it is still empty.

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HANOI, Vietnam — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers.

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A senior North Korean diplomat arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks following China’s ban on coal imports from its neighbor and the killing of the exiled half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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China’s consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming.

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The United Nations says about 8,000 people have fled from the western part of Mosul and surrounding villages since Iraqi forces launched the push to take the western half of the city from the Islamic State group.

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An Afghan policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province, killing 11 of them before fleeing the scene, officials said Tuesday.

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The Philippines’ main antinarcotics agency has signed an agreement with the military to harness troops in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown against illegal drugs.

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