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Leaders of Japan, China, S Korea agree to cooperate on N Korea

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Tokyo, Apr 09 (AP) - China, Japan and South Korea agreed Wednesday to cooperate on ending North Korea's nuclear program and promoting free trade, two hot-button issues challenging their region.
The agreements came at the first summit for the Northeast Asian neighbors after a hiatus of more than two years, bringing together Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Abe said they discussed how they can get North Korea to give up its...
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4 rights groups urge UN council to refer Myanmar to ICC

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United Nations, Apr 09 (AP) - Four human rights groups urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including targeting about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled military-led violence to Bangladesh.
Matthew...
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Housing, gas tax take focus in California governor debate

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San Jose, Apr 09 (AP) - Housing, immigration, gas taxes and other issues were on the agenda Tuesday as the six leading candidates for California governor debated the issues ahead of next month's primary.
Democrats pledged to stand up to Republican President Donald Trump and provide help to the...
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Malaysians vote in election defined by graft scandal, tax

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Kuala Lumpur, Apr 09 (AP) - Voting is underway Wednesday in a fiercely contested Malaysian election that pits an opposition led by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose reputation has been battered by corruption allegations...
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World powers regret US pullout from Iran nuclear deal

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Brussels, Apr 09 (AP) - World powers involved in the Iran nuclear agreement expressed regret at President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark pact amid concern the move will undermine ef-forts to stop the spread of atomic weapons.
Signatories to the 2015 deal to curb the...
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