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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China8/19/2018 2:04:52 PM Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller8/19/2018 1:19:56 PM U.S. President Donald Trump declared Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe.Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 438/19/2018 11:13:34 AM The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports8/19/2018 9:49:38 AM Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of oil exports, expressing Tehran's concern about Saudi Arabia's offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales.Italy to launch infrastructure plan in September: official8/19/2018 9:35:30 AM The government will launch a plan aimed at making Italy's infrastructure safe, a government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa killed 43 people.Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state8/19/2018 9:19:32 AM Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail.Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues: IRNA8/19/2018 9:18:18 AM Iran's vice president said on Sunday the government was seeking solutions to sell oil and transfer its revenues after the United States withdrew from a nuclear deal with Tehran and slapped fresh sanctions on Iranian energy and banking sectors.'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign8/19/2018 8:35:55 AM Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way.U.S. missionary thrust to the center of Turkey-U.S. crisis8/19/2018 7:37:25 AM When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 808/19/2018 6:03:14 AM Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.Factbox: Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights8/19/2018 6:03:14 AM Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high8/19/2018 4:57:19 AM From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule8/19/2018 1:26:45 AM Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for now.As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos8/19/2018 1:08:18 AM Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape.White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe: New York Times8/19/2018 12:15:13 AM The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin8/18/2018 11:40:02 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress.Venezuelan shopkeepers alarmed by Maduro's latest economic moves8/18/2018 10:29:46 PM After Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's 60-fold increase to the minimum wage, storeowners on Saturday wrestled with an anguishing decision: Close up shop or hit customers with steep price hikes at the risk of sinking the business.Iran to unveil new fighter jet, develop missiles: minister8/18/2018 8:58:07 PM Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday, defying new U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran's missile program and regional influence.Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals8/18/2018 8:26:18 PM The Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, withdrew on Saturday from next week's World Meeting of Families in Dublin, the second senior cleric to pull out of the Roman Catholic event amid clerical sexual abuse scandals in the United States.Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week: minister8/18/2018 8:06:54 PM Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and developing missile capabilities will remain Tehran's top priority, the defense minister was quoted as saying by Fars news agency on Saturday.