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  • NYT subscriptions up despite Trump’s claim

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times pushed back against President-elect Donald Trump, saying Thursday that its paid subscriptions have jumped since the election, despite what Trump has said on Twitt…

  • Oxford Dictionaries names ‘post-truth’ word of the year

    LONDON (Reuters) — “Post-truth” was proclaimed international word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries on Wednesday after beating off “alt-right” and “Brexiteer,” a choice the publisher s…

  • Vietnam ‘expanding’ S. China Sea runway

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Vietnam is extending a runway on an island it claims in the South China Sea in apparent response to China’s building of military facilities on artificial islands in the reg…

  • Trump ‘offers ex-general Flynn national security adviser job’

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Th…

  • Park’s lawyer seeks more time from prosecutors

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not be ready to appear before prosecutors until next week despite their demand to question her sooner over a snowballing political scand…

  • U.N. arms embargo sought on S. Sudan

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted…

  • IAEA chides Iran for failing to keep N-deal commitments

    VIENNA (AFP-Jiji) — The head of the U.N. watchdog chided Iran on Thursday for exceeding for the second time an agreed upper limit for nuclear material set out in last year’s atomic accord. A rep…

  • Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

    BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama prodded Donald Trump on Thursday to take a tougher approach toward Russia, urging the president-elect to “stand up” to Moscow when it violates global n…

  • Duterte threatens to leave ICC

    MANILA (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he might follow Russia’s example and withdraw from the International Criminal Court, where his critics say he could be charged ove…

  • Clinton: Fight for our values

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for a renewed fight for a more-inclusive United States despite disappointment over an election …

  • Dozens killed in strikes on eastern Aleppo

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Airstrikes and shelling killed at least 25 people in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday on a third day of renewed bombing, according to a group that monitors Syria’s civil w…

  • Obama urges world to resist isolationism

    ATHENS (AP) — Standing in democracy’s birthplace, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a parting plea to world leaders not to let the fear of globalization tugging at Europe and the U.S…

  • Kerry: U.S. climate goals won’t be reversed

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries — including his own — to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying…

  • U.S. cancels energy leases in sacred Montana area

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials canceled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that is considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada…

  • DAPL decision unlikely until 2017

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge likely won’t decide until early next year whether to give the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline permission to finish the $3.8 billion project, acco…

  • Dylan won’t attend Nobel gala

    COPENHAGEN (AP) — Bob Dylan won’t be coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony. The Swedish Academy said Wednesday that Dylan told them “…

  • Extensive cultural damage in Iraq’s historic Nimrud

    NIMRUD, Iraq (AP) — Nearly a month into the fight to retake Mosul, government forces pushed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants out of nearby Nimrud, home to some of Iraq’s rich…

  • Hollande ex-minister Macron launches bid for presidency

    PARIS (Reuters) — Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron launched his bid for the French presidency on Wednesday, a move likely to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promise…

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Police pursue blasphemy case against Jakarta head

    JAKARTA (Reuters) — Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will investigate a blasphemy complaint by Muslim groups against the Christian governor of Jakarta, amid simmering religious and ethnic t…

  • Hollande, Ban urge Trump to respect climate deal

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) — France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the risks of quitting a 2015 global plan to combat climate cha…

  • DPRK ‘does not care’ who is U.S. president

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — North Korea does not care who is president of the United States, a senior Pyongyang-based diplomat said during a visit to the United Nations on Tuesday following the elec…

  • Assad ready to work with Trump

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Tuesday Damascus would have to “wait and see” if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would change Washington’s policy on Syria but tha…

  • Russia restarts airstrikes in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Intense airstrikes resumed in rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo after a weeks-long pause on Tuesday, killing at least three people, residents and a war monitor said. Syrian …

  • ISIL executes 21 civilians in Mosul

    BAGHDAD/QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with U.S.-backed security forces, which said …

  • Yemen ceasefire ‘agreed’

    SANAA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Shiite rebels have agreed to a ceasefire for their war-torn country, starting later this week — on condition their a…

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • Dakota pipeline protests escalate as firms step in

    HOUSTON (Reuters) — Demonstrators fanned out across North America on Tuesday to demand the U.S. government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline as the firms behind the controversial project a…

  • Thailand confirms 33 new Zika cases

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — Thai health officials on Wednesday said 33 new Zika virus cases have been detected in the country as officials step up screening for groups at high risk from the disease such as…

  • Park’s lawyer requests prosecutors to delay deadline

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has hired a lawyer ahead of questioning by prosecutors over a snowballing political scandal that has engulfed her administration, her spokesm…

  • Global temperatures head for new record

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have…

  • H.K. court sides with Beijing over lawmakers

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday disqualified two pro-independence lawmakers from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing, which l…

  • 100s evacuated from N.Z. quake-hit areas

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) — New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel evacuated hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more strong aftershocks on Tuesday, a da…

  • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

  • New EU defense plan aims for ‘strategic autonomy’

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Union on Monday agreed on a defense plan that could see it sending rapid response forces abroad for the first time, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s critic…

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • FBI: Muslim hate crimes up 67%

    ATLANTA (AP) — Reported hate crimes against Muslims rose in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to FBI statistics released Monday. T…

  • U.S. may have committed war crimes, Hague court says

    THE HAGUE (AP) — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said in a report Monday, ra…

  • Gambia to quit ICC in 2017

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on Nov. 10, 2017, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq s…

  • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

  • Human antibody gives hope for Zika treatment

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — An antibody produced by the human body shielded unborn mice against Zika, a study said on Nov. 7, raising hopes for thwarting the virus known to cause brain damage in human fetuse…

  • Zebrafish offers clues for spinal repair

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The Zebrafish, which can completely regenerate its severed spinal cord, might hold promise for research into tissue repair in humans, researchers said on Nov. 3. Scientists …

  • Does Shanghai lack long-term climate plan?

    SHANGHAI (AFP-Jiji) — The gleaming towers of Shanghai belie the Chinese commercial hub’s vulnerability to climate change, and the city is spending billions to try to protect itself, but experts sa…

  • S. Korea’s Park to be quizzed as early as today

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean prosecutors want to question President Park Geun-hye this week over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes, an offici…

  • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

  • Xi, Trump agree to meet

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump agreed in a telephone call Monday to meet “at an early date” to discuss the relationship between their…

  • Bulgaria premier quits over new pro-Russia president

    SOFIA (AFP-Jiji) — EU member Bulgaria faced an uncertain future Monday after center-right Prime Minister Boiko Borisov quit following the crushing defeat of his presidential nominee at the hands of …

  • France marks 1 year since Paris terrorist attacks

    PARIS (AP) — Less insouciant, more policed — France is a changed place since Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremists killed 130 people in the country’s deadliest attacks a year a…

  • Colombia signs new peace deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Colombia tried a second time to achieve peace, with its government and largest rebel group signing a revised deal to end its brutal conflict following the surprise rejection of an ear…

  • 2 dead after M7.8 quake hits N.Z.

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummeled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong…

  • ‘2-3 million’ to be deported

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President-elect Donald Trump backed away from his promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying some areas could instead be “fencing,” and added he would mov…

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White Hou…

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Germany says time to support Africa

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany urged other developed countries on Friday to support a plan it is finalising to bolster the economies of Africa, create jobs and slow the flow of migrants from the contin…

  • Trump begins laying transition groundwork

  • Hundreds of thousands rally in Seoul to demand Park’s ouster

    SEOUL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people flooded Seoul’s streets on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye amid an explosive political scandal, in what may be South Kor…

  • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

  • Analysis / Trump could easily erase Obama’s legacy

  • Xi vows zero tolerance for separatist movements

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China will never allow any part of its territory to break off, President Xi Jinping said Friday, within a week of reining in Hong Kong independence moves and ignoring Taiwan’s…

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Park’s approval rating remains at all-time low

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating remained at an all-time low for a second week amid a deepening political crisis, according to a Gallup Korea poll released…

  • Fresh protests erupt in U.S. cities; Trump blames media

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Taliban car bomb strikes German consulate; 4 killed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan/BERLIN (Reuters) — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a wall around the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late…

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • U.N. says food rations are out in east Aleppo

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday as the quarter of a million people besieged in the Syrian city entered what is expecte…

  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Cohen, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who seamlessly blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like “Hallelujah,” ‘’Suzanne” and “Bird on a …

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

  • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

  • Angry anti-Trump protesters march in cities across U.S.

  • Lab pig Ebola scare unfolds in Canada

    WINNIPEG, Canada (Reuters) — A Canadian laboratory worker may have been accidentally exposed to Ebola on Monday while handling pigs infected with the virus as part of an experiment, government offic…

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

  • Prince Harry condemns media ‘harassment’ of new girlfriend

    LONDON (AP) — It’s the British royals versus the press — again — and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough. In a highly unusual statement, the prince on Tuesday lashed out at the media for int…

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • Embattled Park to skip APEC meeting

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye will miss a summit of Asia-Pacific economies this month in Peru, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as she tries to limit damage from a deep…

  • H.K. lawyers march against China’s ‘interference’

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — More than 1,000 Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched through the heart of the city in silence on Tuesday to condemn a move by China that effectively bars two elected pro-…

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • Donald Trump elected president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 thr…

  • Trump takes Florida, Ohio, N.C. in battle for White House

  • Winner must help heal U.S. politics

  • Astronaut votes while he ‘floats’

  • Janet Reno, 1st female U.S. attorney general, dies

    MIAMI (AP) — Janet Reno, who was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general but also became the epicenter of multiple political storms during the Clinton administration, died early Monday. S…

  • Samsung offices raided by prosecutors as Park scandal deepens

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Electronics on Tuesday as part of a probe over a political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her friend who is a…

  • U.N. talks aim for action on COP22 pledges

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) — Almost 200 nations began work on Monday to turn promises for fighting climate change into action at a U.N. conference that played down threats to a 2015 global agreem…

  • Medics talk of ‘Humvees loaded with bodies’

    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — When Iraqi forces pushed into Mosul’s urban center last week, Derek Coleman, an American volunteer medic, was among those treating the wounded at a front-line field clinic. He …

  • Militia edges forward in Raqqa assault

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — U.S-backed Syrian armed groups have captured a number of villages in the first days of an offensive to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mi…

  • Mass ISIL grave found near Mosul

    NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants on Monday as they entered a town held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group east of …

  • Israel rejects French invite to Middle East peace conference

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel on Monday formally rejected France’s invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of d…

  • In defeat, Park to let parliament pick PM

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s president said Tuesday she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister, a major political concession to growing anger as she scrambles to defuse an escalating in…

  • Nature in Short / Flowering gentians catch your eye in late autumn

    This past weekend I watched in awe as the setting sun climbed slowly up and down the snow-capped slopes of Mt. Fuji. This mountain is impressive, even when soaring just above the north end of a huge y…

  • Heading affects memory

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Heading a football can significantly affect a player’s brain function and memory up to a day, a study by researchers at Scotland’s Stirling University has said. Memory perf…

  • Mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

    PIRACICABA, Brazil (AFP-Jiji) — Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The in…

  • Humanity killing off wildlife, marine life

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according …

  • China moves to bar H.K. activists

    BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) — China’s parliament passed a ruling on Monday that effectively bars two Hong Kong pro-independence politicians from taking office, Beijing’s most direct intervention…

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Pope holds Mass for 1,000 prisoners

    VATICAN CITY (AFP-Jiji) — Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Mass before a thousand prisoners specially invited to the Vatican, giving them a message of hope while denouncing the “hypocrisy” of …

  • Assault launched on ISIL ‘capital’ in Syria

    AIN ISSA, Syria (AFP-Jiji) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab forces launched an offensive Sunday on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa, upping pressure …

  • Michelin releases 1st Seoul guide

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The Michelin food guide unveiled its first Seoul edition on Monday, with two upscale Korean restaurants receiving the coveted three stars, but recognition also for a more humble …

  • FBI clears Clinton in new email review

  • Iraqi forces: Defenses, civilians hamper advance on Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s special forces struggled Sunday to clear areas retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group along Mosul’s eastern edge, where the extremists have …

  • Irish ‘behind Mosul suicide attack’

    DUBLIN (Reuters) — Ireland’s Foreign Ministry is investigating reports that an Irish citizen died in a suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman said Saturday. The Islamic State …

  • Pakistan to deport National Geographic ‘Afghan girl’

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP-Jiji) — The Afghan woman immortalized on a National Geographic cover said she is “heartbroken” at news she will be deported from Pakistan to the war-torn homeland she fi…

  • EU to flag ‘relapse’ on press freedom in Turkey

    BERLIN (Reuters) — A European Commission report on Turkey’s progress toward European Union membership cites problems with press freedoms and independence of the judiciary, Frankfurter Allgemeine …

  • Spain: Security forces arrest ETA leader

    MADRID (Reuters) — Spain said security forces had arrested the head of Basque militant separatist group ETA in south-western France on Saturday in a joint operation between the French domestic inte…

  • Girl abducted by Boko Haram found by troops

    LAGOS (Reuters) — One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by jihadist group Boko Haram from their school in northeast Nigeria’s Chibok in 2014 has been found by soldiers, a Nigerian Army spokes…

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Prosecutors arrest 2 former Park aides

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Sunday formally arrested two former presidential aides as they bring their investigation over a bizarre political scandal that has engulfed the nation a ste…

  • ‘The Simpsons’ renewed through historic 30th season

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — Hit animated comedy “The Simpsons” will return for two more seasons on U.S. television network Fox — its 29th and 30th — and thereby will set a record as the primetime…

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

  • 2 Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

    ROME (AP) — Two Italians and a Canadian citizen kidnapped in southern Libya in September were freed unharmed and brought to Italy early Saturday, authorities said. Italian authorities said the int…

  • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

  • Beijing to intervene in oath dispute with H.K. lawmakers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing plans to intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers in a rare move that is stoking fears the Chinese-ruled city’s consid…

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • May assures EU leaders Brexit going as planned

    LONDON (Reuters) — Prime Minister Theresa May told European Union leaders on Friday she was confident a court ruling that could delay Britain’s departure from the bloc would be overturned and sai…

  • Sting to sing at Paris Bataclan reopening after 2015 attacks

    PARIS (Reuters) — The Paris concert venue where Islamist militants killed 90 people in November 2015 has enrolled rock star Sting for a concert to mark its reopening a year after the tragedy. Stin…

  • Pressure mounts on embattled Park

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets Saturday to demand embattled President Park Geun-hye resign over a crippling corruption scandal. Protesters chanted slogans and ca…

  • Iraqi special forces push deeper into eastern Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastio…

  • Huge Muslim protest in Jakarta turns deadly

    JAKARTA (Reuters) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo lashed out at politicians for stoking a huge protest by Muslims that briefly turned violent on Friday night as a hardcore group pressed for the …

  • 3 U.S. military trainers killed by Jordan forces

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jorda…

  • To control childhood asthma attacks, reduce indoor pollutions

    To avoid asthma attacks, children with the respiratory disease shouldn’t breathe indoor air that’s contaminated by pollutants and allergens known to aggravate their symptoms, U.S. doctors advise….

  • Babies should sleep in parents’ room for first year

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — To reduce the risk of sudden death, babies should sleep in the same room as their parents but in their own crib or bassinet for the first year of life, U.S. doctors said Monday. …

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Zuma faces no-confidence vote

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) — South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in parliament next week with his presidency mired in crisis, after investigators documented allegations of government cor…

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • U.K. High Court rules Brexit needs Parliament’s approval

  • Car bomb explodes in Turkey after MPs held

  • Paris climate agreement becomes international law

  • Embattled S.Korea leader: Scandal “all my fault and mistake”

  • Iraqi govt consolidates gains before Mosul urban warfare

  • Denied arms, Duterte calls U.S. ‘monkeys’

  • Hacked emails show Clinton camp ‘coordinated’ with State on server

  • Carter talks with Turkey about role in Raqqa fight

  • Russia gives rebels deadline to leave Aleppo

  • Kenya pulls U.N. peacekeepers from S. Sudan in protest

  • Park risks probe, new PM nominee warns

  • Russia’s No. 4 city mired in HIV epidemic

  • Obama slams ‘innuendo’ by FBI

  • Xi meets Taiwan opposition, cites ‘1-China principle’

  • N. Korea set to launch missile, U.S. says

  • Scandal-rocked S. Korean president replaces premier

  • Park stresses ‘all-nation, neutral government’

  • Venezuela opposition scraps Maduro trial

  • Kerry meets China state councilor in New York

  • Iraqi troops engage ISIL in Mosul

  • Turkish tanks readied at Iraqi border

  • U.N. chief fires South Sudan commander after harsh report

  • Anti-Putin activist being ‘tortured’

  • Russia says Syria peace talks halted indefinitely

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Pope appoints new archbishop for Guam amid abuse scandal

  • Thai king succession announcement allays fears

  • China’s new stealth fighter takes flight

  • Hezbollah ally elected as Lebanon president

  • Iraqi forces make 1st push into Mosul

  • Pyongyang revels in Seoul political woes

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Holocaust hero Wallenberg ‘dead’

  • Pope marks Protestant Reformation

  • Rwanda accuses 22 French officers of genocide

  • Monkeys make stone flakes like early tools

  • Study finds little lies lead to bigger ones

  • Woman in scandal roiling S. Korea detained

  • Moroccans protest fishmonger’s death

  • Warrant obtained for Clinton emails

  • Series of quakes hits Italy’s identity

  • Woman at center of S. Korea crisis begs forgiveness

  • Toll in Yemen airstrikes hits 60

  • Hollande urges U.K. to accept 1,500 Calais migrant children

  • Powerful quake rattles Italy; no deaths immediately reported

  • Clinton campaign takes on FBI chief

  • Protesters in Seoul call for Park to resign

  • Shiite militias launch offensive to seal off Mosul

  • EDC-related disorders proving costly in U.S.

  • Consult doctor to raise healthy vegan baby

  • Youth obesity tied to increased risk of diabetes-linked death

  • Abbas plans 1st Fatah congress since 2009

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • ISIL ‘using hostages as human shields’ in Mosul

  • U.N. frees 876 children held by Nigeria

  • Duterte: God warned me about cursing

  • Chinese vessels ‘left disputed shoal’ in South China Sea

  • Park orders 10 senior secretaries to resign

  • FBI opens new Clinton email probe

  • Bob Dylan finally embraces Nobel Prize

  • Belfast high court rejects challenge to Brexit

  • Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counterattack to break siege

  • Airliner catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

  • Largest marine park created in Antarctic Ocean

  • Support for Park slides to all-time low

  • China’s Communist Party raises Xi to symbolic ‘core’ status

  • Task force to probe scandal over Park’s aide

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Iconic ‘Afghan girl’ arrested

  • Protests against Maduro escalate; dozens hurt

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • U.S., Britain expect Raqqa offensive ‘in next few weeks’

  • U.S. abstains in U.N. vote on Cuba embargo

  • NATO beefs up military on Russian borders

  • 2 quakes rattle central Italy

  • Duterte: U.S. should leave in 2 yrs

  • Iraqi Army’s elite force waits for more troops to near Mosul

  • U.S. spy chief: Getting DPRK to give up nukes a lost cause

  • U.S. Navy tested new system in latest challenge to China

  • U.K. nations hold ‘frustrating’ Brexit talks

  • France clears ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais

  • White House: Average 25% rise to health premiums

  • Trump insists ‘we are winning’

  • Iraqi forces push to Mosul, face airstrike questions

  • Scholars see helping hand in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI’

  • Kenya commutes all death sentences

  • Cat poop issue divides Hawaii animal lovers

  • Join us at the Natural History Museum

  • Park pushes for presidential reform

  • U.S.: Duterte sparking distress around world

  • Xi seeks to enforce will at party meeting

  • Venezuela’s Congress accuses Maduro of ‘coup’

  • U.S. tour bus crash leaves 13 dead

  • Russia, Britain clash over ‘shrinking’ of London embassy

  • Trump unveils plan for 1st 100 days of presidency

  • Iraq PM rejects Turkish assistance in Mosul offensive

  • Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack

  • Hispanic youth may be more tempted to smoke

  • U.S. destroyer challenges China claims in South China Sea / China calls move illegal, provocative

  • Papal summer residence opened to public

  • Rare Koran exhibit seeks better Islam image in U.S.

  • Report shows 3 chemical attacks in Syria

  • Wonder Woman named special U.N. ambassador amid outcry

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Europe’s Mars probe destroyed

  • London airport evacuated after ‘CS gas’ incident

  • Nobel academy member slams ‘arrogant’ Dylan

  • EU leaders warn of tough Brexit talks

  • 53 killed, 300 hurt in Cameroon train wreck

  • Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

  • Trump: I’ll accept result, if I win

  • May warned of tough Brexit talks at EU summit

  • Duterte announces ‘separation’ from U.S.

  • U.S. starts 1st N-reactor since ’96

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • Another N. Korea missile fails after launch

  • Hariri to back Hezbollah ally Aoun for Lebanese presidency

  • Xi says he hopes Duterte visit can ‘fully improve’ ties

  • Leaders reach deal to create ‘road map’ for Ukraine peace

  • Militant gets 10 years for Jakarta attack

  • Brazil ex-lower house speaker held over graft

  • U.S. warns N. Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response

  • European Mars lander’s fate unclear

  • Ceasefire goes into effect in Yemen

  • Obama to Trump: Stop whining

  • ISIL taking operations underground / Networks of tunnels found on approach to Mosul

  • Russia, Syria halt Aleppo strikes ahead of truce

  • U.S. expert: DPRK could field missile next year

  • Australia denies refugees driven to suicide on Nauru

  • Obama’s troop theory riding on Mosul

  • German birthrate at 33-year high due to migrant babies

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

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