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Reading the official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and you would be forgiven for thinking the reclusive Stalinist state was the Cayman Islands of East Asia.
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North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate.
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An Afghan provincial official says a motorcycle bomb was remotely detonated in a crowded market in the country's south, killing five people and wounding eight.
The mother of a dead Canadian soldier sent a one-penny payout cheque received a formal apology from Canada's defence minister on Thursday along with a promise to take another look at whether his death was related to his military service.
An American who trained at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve testified Thursday how he encountered Osama bin Laden and bin Laden's son-in-law at a safe house - and that bin Laden hinted that a suicide attack on U.S. soil was in the works.
A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault was set to plead guilty to three lesser charges Thursday in a move that his lawyer says will strengthen his position going into trial.
A deadly knife attack at a Chinese train station last week should not be linked to ethnicity, a senior government official said, days after authorities blamed the incident on separatists from the country's troubled far western region of Xinjiang.
Lawmakers in Ukraine's southern Crimea region voted Thursday in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia, which already has the Black Sea peninsula under de facto control.
South Korean officials are criticizing a North Korean artillery launch that they say happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane flew in the same area.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
Two men were found guilty of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products from cars to the middle of Oreo cookies and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate Qayyum Karzai, incumbent President Hamid Karzai's brother, talks during an election debate at the OneTV building in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops.
The Pakistani government pushed forward with Taliban peace negotiations on Wednesday, despite recent militant attacks that include a roadside bomb in the country's northwest that killed six soldiers.
In this March 3, 2014 file photo, Australian missionary John Short, left, walks out from the airport terminal as he arrives at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China.
India said Wednesday that it will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy.
Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.