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Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assa
EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's plane safety record is a concern

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's plane safety record is a concern

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Saturday's plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 people plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, has once again turned the microscope on the safety of the country's aviation industry.

Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover

WASHINGTON — The insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S.
China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

BEIJING — A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of t
80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happen

80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won't happen

TOKYO — More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place.
Pompeo to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as terrorist group

Pompeo to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as terrorist group

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administration. The designation will take effect on Jan.
N. Korea's Kim adds title: General secretary of ruling party

N. Korea's Kim adds title: General secretary of ruling party

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was given the title of general secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party formerly held by his late father and grandfather, state media reported Monday, in a move apparently aimed at bolstering
Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid tight security

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid tight security

ISLAMABAD — Despite a steady rise in coronavirus cases, Pakistan on Monday launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio amid tight security, hoping to eradicate the crippling children’s disease this year.

Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

MOSCOW — Kazakhstan's ruling party has cemented its grip on parliament in the opposition-free election, officials said Monday.
Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk groups expected to start later this week.