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A Taiwan navy S70 helicopter takes off from the stern of a Perry-class frigate during a naval exercise off Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

Associated Press

Taiwan's navy held a major live-fire exercise Wednesday off the island's east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes.

Indonesian police officers block supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a rally outside the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

6 dead in Indonesia riots; Joko Widodo says won't tolerate unrest

- Associated Press

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said Wednesday that authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control after six people died in riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election.

President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at the White House in Washington, from a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa., Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump calls for taking up trade pact before infrastructure

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday that he believes Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation's infrastructure.

North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song addresses attendees during a news conference at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

- Associated Press

North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.

UN says Tunisian court has decided to release UN expert

Associated Press

The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage.

FILE - In this May 9, 2019 file photo, provided by Egypt's presidency media office, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, walks with Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, the head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, in Cairo, Egypt. Hifter has hired a lobbying firm to assist it in forging better relations with the U.S. government. A foreign agent registration posted Tuesday on the Justice Department web site shows that the Houston-based Linden Government Solutions is to paid about $2 million over the one-year term of the deal.  (Egyptian Presidency Media office via AP, File)

Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US

- Associated Press

A Libyan general who has gained control of the city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to help him forge closer relations with the U.S. as he seeks to defeat rival militias and consolidate his hold on the North African country.

FILE _ in this March 6, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing Meng Wanzhou. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File )

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

- Associated Press

A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

- Associated Press

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders - not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet while he's there has raised concerns about whether officials are violating the state's open-meeting laws.

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

- Associated Press

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region.