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US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Aug 21, 2017

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than 3 months of medical treatment in London

The Latest: Kaine says US must be 'invested' in Afghanistan

Aug 21, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States needs to "make sure that Afghanistan is not a breeding ground for things that can come back and hurt us."

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 9, wound 16 in Philippine village

Aug 21, 2017

Philippine officials say Abu Sayyaf militant gunmen have killed nine people and wounded 16 others in a dawn attack in a remote village in the country's restive south

Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threat

Aug 21, 2017

The lieutenant governor of Guam has reassured Japanese that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea

Hurricane Kenneth reaches Category 4 force in Pacific

Aug 21, 2017

Hurricane Kenneth has rapidly grown into a monster Category 4 storm _ but it's centered far off Mexico's Pacific coast and posing no threat to land

Korea tensions keep a lid on global markets

Aug 21, 2017

World stocks are mostly lower as joint U.S. and South Korean military drills keep markets on edge and investors await a key meeting of central bankers later this week

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month

Regional justice minister in Spain says authorities have concluded identification of all 15 victims killed in attacks

Aug 21, 2017

Regional justice minister in Spain says authorities have concluded identification of all 15 victims killed in attacks

France's Total buying Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

Aug 21, 2017

French oil company Total is strengthening its position in the North Sea with the acquisition of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk's oil business for $7.45 billion