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BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Thursday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions.

Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed.

Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last week that trade envoys might meet in ...

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad.

Now they are barely hanging on, ...

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BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets rose on Thursday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite rising Middle East tensions.

Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of ...

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has fired warning shots after Russian military planes entered South Korea's airspace.

South Korea's Defense Ministry says multiple Russian military planes violated the South Korean airspace off its east coast on Tuesday.

The ministry says South Korea launched fighter jets and that ...

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's state media say leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine to be deployed soon.

Tuesday's report comes days after North Korea said it may lift its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests to protest expected military drills between the ...

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CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition to Lithuania, saying she could be sent back any day now to the Baltic Sea ...

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The Mueller investigation is over. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Some say the time is right for a thaw in U.S.-Russian relations.

This is wishful thinking.

Neither the Mueller report nor Mr. Pompeo's travels has changed the geopolitical facts on the ground ...

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a federal audit that found U.S. government hospitals put Native Americans at risk of opioid abuse (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Navajo Nation leaders are troubled by a federal audit that found government hospitals have put Native American patients more at risk for ...

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President Trump blasted Iran's actions Monday and said it's increasingly difficult for him to consider negotiations with Tehran, as tensions in the Persian Gulf showed no signs of cooling.

Mr. Trump said the Islamic republic is disrespecting the U.S. through its aggressive actions in key shipping channels and "propaganda."

"Frankly, ...

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government says it has reached agreement with the United States to combat gun smuggling along the U.S. border after seeing a spike in the number of illegal firearms detected so far this year.

Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said seizures in Mexico are up ...

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