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  • ‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

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  • Reading glasses may become a past thing

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  • Fearful parents look at guardianship

  • U.S. considering separating women, children at border

  • Released N. Korean denies involvement in Kim’s death / Ri claims ‘Malaysian conspiracy’

  • Bruised DUP edge upbeat Sinn Fein in snap election

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  • Schwarzenegger: I will not be back

  • No breakthrough at U.N.-led Syria peace talks

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  • Damage to ancient Palmyra less than initially feared

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  • Fillon faces defections after raid

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  • Obituary / Rene Preval / Former Haitian President

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  • Tillerson agrees to budget cut

  • China signals slower rise in defense budget

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  • Tillerson to visit Japan in mid-March / China, ROK visits planned for same time

  • U.N. condemns DPRK’s evasion of sanctions

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  • IOC ethics committee looks into Rio payment claims

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  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Sweden brings back conscription

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  • Macron takes aim at pension system, parliament in manifesto

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  • Pence used private email while Indiana gov.

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  • European lawmakers press EU executive to require visas for U.S. citizens before visit

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Parliament called on the EU executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-…

  • Putin, Poroshenko held 2 rounds of secret talks

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  • Cruise tour launched in S. China Sea

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A new Chinese cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said Friday, the latest effort by Be…

  • Mubarak acquitted over protest deaths

    CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt’s top appeals court found former President Hosni Mubarak innocent on Thursday of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year ru…

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America’s 2016 presidential…

  • U.S. pounds Al-Qaida in Yemen with over 20 strikes

    WASHINGTON/ADEN (Reuters) — The United States said it carried out more than 20 precision strikes in Yemen targeting Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, in the first major operations agai…

  • Lotte Duty Free’s website crashes after attack from Chinese IPs

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Lotte Duty Free on Thursday said a cyber-attack using Chinese internet protocol (IP) addresses has crashed its website, the latest report of irregularity from a South Korean firm …

  • N. Korean suspect released due to lack of evidence

    KUALA LUMPUR — A North Korean arrested in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam was released by Malaysian police on Friday due to a lack of evidence, the authority told The Yomuri Shimbun. R…

  • Trump to increase aircraft carriers to 12

  • U.S. Senate confirms Carson, Perry for Cabinet posts

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  • Sessions failed to disclose talks with Russia during campaign

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  • White House staff told to save materials tied to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House lawyers have instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigat…

  • Both Syrian sides see gains in U.N. peace talks

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Syrian peace talks in Geneva edged forward on Wednesday, for the first time in six days of U.N.-led talks, as both sides saw hope of shaping the agenda to their liking and opposi…

  • Syrian Army enters Palmyra

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Russian-backed Syrian government forces and their allies fought their way into Palmyra on Wednesday, driving back Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who have h…

  • Beloved L.A. railroad seen in ‘La La Land’ chugging back to life

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  • Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Kabul

    KABUL (AP) — Near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings and an hours-long shootout with Afghan security forces left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded in Kabul on Wednesday — a stark re…

  • Fillon denounces probe, vows to stay in presidential race

    PARIS (Reuters) — Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight “to the end” in France’s presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered ne…

  • Lords chide U.K. govt, back rights of EU citizens

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s unelected House of Lords on Wednesday handed the government a stinging — though likely temporary — defeat on its plans to leave the European Union, resolving that EU c…

  • Trio to vie for H.K. leadership

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Two former officials and a retired judge on Wednesday won the right to compete to become the next leader of Hong Kong, a job that requires balancing the demands of Communist P…

  • Malaysia to deport N. Korean detained over murder

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia will deport a North Korean held in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, and cancel visa-free entry for all North Koreans, as diplomatic ties between the two …

  • Russia, China veto Syria sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions …

  • Pyongyang envoy arrives in Beijing

  • ‘Strange, terrifying’ battle rages in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants fighting for cont…

  • Joint ROK-U.S. military drills kick off

  • S. Korea suggests U.N. suspend North

  • Analysis: Trump pivot pleases GOP, but will it last long?

  • Trump insists Yemen raid was a success

  • U.S. officials say Iraq not subject to new travel ban

  • 2 charged with Kim’s murder

  • Intel nominee supports Trump-Russia probe

  • Trump heralds ‘new chapter of greatness’

  • Tillerson, Yang discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ ties

  • Britain in push to protect EU citizens’ rights

    LONDON (AP) — The British government promised Tuesday that it won’t strip European Union nationals of any rights without lawmakers’ approval, as it tries to persuade Parliament to authorize the…

  • Trump meets China’s top diplomat

  • SpaceX to fly 2 people to moon next year

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Mu…

  • China vents fury over Lotte move

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese state media has reacted with anger and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that wi…

  • Samsung heir, execs indicted for bribery

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the la…

  • Fears of political influence rock Trump-Russia probe

  • Trump seeks 10% rise in military spending

  • Pentagon submits draft ISIL plan to White House

  • Iraqi forces recapture key bridge from ISIL

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday, which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting…

  • Ross confirmed as U.S. commerce chief

  • Court won’t put travel ban case on hold

  • Ex-PM Major says Britain needs more charm

    LONDON (Reuters) — The British government needs to approach divorce talks with the European Union with more charm and less “cheap rhetoric” if it wants to get a good deal, former Conservative pr…

  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

  • New insect trap targets harmful species

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions…

  • Space probe detects organic compounds on dwarf planet

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) — A U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Ea…

  • ADHD a ‘brain disorder,’ not just bad behavior

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released on Feb. 16 which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad …

  • Protests spread across Kyrgyzstan

    BISHKEK (AFP-Jiji) — A veteran opposition leader in Kyrgyzstan was arrested on corruption charges Sunday, sparking nationwide protests as political tensions mount ahead of presidential elections in …

  • ‘Treason’ by Moscow’s FSB officers tied to old accusations

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Treason charges brought in December against two Russian state security officers and a cyber-security expert in Moscow relate to allegations made by a Russian businessman seven yea…

  • ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture as Oscars end in chaos

    HOLLYWOOD (AFP-Jiji) — The coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the coveted best picture statuette at Sunday’s Oscars, but the evening ended in chaos as “La La Land” — already the winner…

  • 4 Bahrain police wounded in attack

    DUBAI (AFP-Jiji) — Four Bahraini policemen were wounded in a bomb attack Sunday near the village of Jaw, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. “Terrorist blast in police bus n…

  • Washington urges Moscow to observe Ukraine truce

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States called on Russia Sunday to “immediately” observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international m…

  • Anti-govt Romanians form EU flag

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians have staged another anti-government protest, standing together to form a European Union flag to signal support for the bloc and its values. Several…

  • Iran official: Rouhani to run for 2nd term

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. …

  • Obituary / Bill Paxton / Actor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Mov…

  • Russians protest to mark opposition leader’s death

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemt…

  • UNHCR: 32,000 South Sudanese entered Sudan

    KHARTOUM (AFP-Jiji) — About 32,000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the U.N. refugee a…

  • Park scandal probe to finish Tuesday

    SEOUL (AP) — A special investigation team is wrapping up its probe into a huge scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye after the country’s acting leader refused to extend its investig…

  • U.N.: N. Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia

    It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. …

  • Senior Chinese official to visit U.S.

    BEIJING (AP) — China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in e…

  • Expert: ISIL plan attacks in Britain

    LONDON (Reuters) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Iri…

  • Iran to buy Kazakh uranium ore

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran plans to buy 950 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks publ…

  • Kuwait party at D.C. hotel to test Trump pledge

  • Saudi FM visits Baghdad ‘to support unity, stability of Iraq’

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday in a new attempt to heal the Sunni kingdom’s troubled relations with Shiite-majority Iraq. Impr…

  • Malaysia: Airport safe after attack

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim…

  • Saudi king kicks off rare Asia tour

    KUALA LUMPUR/DUBAI (Reuters) — Malaysia welcomed Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday for the start of a rare, monthlong Asian tour, where the monarch will build ties and seek to draw more invest…

  • Hollande hits back at Paris remarks

  • Trump to skip press dinner

  • Top U.S. general visits Syria

    QAMISHLI, Syria (AFP-Jiji) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria on Friday to meet a U.S.-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and…

  • Bombings in Syria rattle peace talks in Geneva

    GENEVA (Reuters) — A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeare…

  • Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia and Indonesia said Sunday that full military ties between the two countries had been restored, after Indonesia’s military suspended cooperation in January because of …

  • Commandos recapture another Mosul district

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior commander said Iraqi militarized police have captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) milita…

  • Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in travel ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in U.S. President Donald Tr…

  • Study: Baby brain scans may reveal autism risk

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Brain scans of babies may predict which ones will develop autism, a debilitating disorder whose symptoms can be mitigated with early behavioural therapy, researchers have found. …

  • Dementia joins top global killers

    Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other…

  • U.S.-North Korea contact ‘canceled’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for…

  • State Department to resume briefings after 6-week hiatus

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. State Department will resume news briefings the week of March 6, a spokesman said Friday, breaking a silence under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that had caused c…

  • IAEA: Iran’s enriched uranium stock halves

    VIENNA (Reuters) — Iran’s official stock of enriched uranium has fallen by half after large amounts stuck in pipes have been recategorized as unrecoverable under a process agreed with major power…

  • Magistrates to probe Fillon over ‘fake jobs’

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France’s presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave members of his family fake job…

  • German secret service ‘spied on media’

    BERLIN (AFP-Jiji) — Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Media r…

  • Brazil’s Carnival begins parades, parties without mayor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury w…

  • People protest in Manila as Duterte jails top critic

    MANILA (AFP-Jiji) — More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Manila on Saturday to protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, following the arrest of his most high-p…

  • China names new planning chief, minister of commerce

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China has appointed a new head for its top economic planning agency and a new commerce minister as part of a reshuffle ahead of a crucial Communist Party meeting later this year…

  • Mexico wall construction ‘way ahead of schedule’

  • Malaysia to issue arrest warrant for DPRK diplomat

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia said on Saturday it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam if he doesn’t voluntarily co…

  • Trump vows ‘greatest military buildups’

  • Iraqi forces advance in western Mosul / Attacks near ISIL town in Syria kill 60

    MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targets inside Syria for the…

  • Celebrities call for unity at rally for immigration rights

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills on Friday to…

  • Spicer bars some media from briefing

  • Trump wants U.S. nuclear arms at ‘top of pack’

  • Protecting Trump Tower costs New York $24 million

  • Key critic of Duterte arrested on drug charges

    MANILA (AP) — A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowe…

  • Mexico voices ‘irritation’ to top U.S. envoys over policies

  • Syria’s warring sides face off as U.N. resumes peace talks

    GENEVA (AP) — Syria’s opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left…

  • Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul airport

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group on Thursday, advancing on multiple fron…

  • U.S., Canada leaders talk borders

  • Malaysia: VX agent used in Kim murder

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bi…

  • 7 Earth-size planets found; life may be possible

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planet…

  • Pence, Bannon appeal for conservatives to unite

  • Macron gains boost from key centrist in French election

    PARIS (Reuters) — An influential French centrist politician struck an alliance with presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday that is likely to boost the independent’s chances in the tig…

  • U.K. top court backs govt on immigration income test

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling on Wednesday that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the U….

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • Stolen gate back at Nazi Germany death camp

    BERLIN (Reuters) — A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) was returned to Germany’s Dachau concentration camp on Wednesday, more than…

  • Russia’s highest court orders release of opposition activist

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of an opposition activist who was the only person in the country jailed under a tough law against public protests. Ilda…

  • Russian Defense Ministry sets up information warfare unit

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia’s military has created a force tasked with waging information warfare, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday, in a move likely to heighten the West’…

  • Turkey armed forces to allow women to don headscarves

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkey will allow female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, Defense Ministry officials said on Wednesday, marking a symbolic shift for a military that has traditio…

  • U.N. mediator not expecting quick breakthrough in Syria peace talks

    GENEVA (Reuters) — U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday he did not expect an immediate breakthrough when Syria peace talks restart on Thursday but wanted productive talks that relaunc…

  • State-run news agency blames Malaysia

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea blamed Malaysia on Thursday for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an “unfriendly attitude” in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, …

  • Report:North Korean diplomat supervised plot to murder Kim

    KUALA LUMPUR — A closed-circuit TV inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13 captured Hyon Kwang Song, a second secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia, seeing off four North K…

  • AfD chief Petry meets Putin ally

    BERLIN/MOSCOW (Reuters) — The leader of Germany’s far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) held talks with Russian officials in Moscow at the weekend, including with an ultra-nationalist all…

  • Le Pen refuses headscarf, drops top Sunni meeting

    BEIRUT (AP) — France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the schedul…

  • Millions face possible deportation under Trump

  • Far-right Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — Serial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative firebrand and staunch fan of U.S. President Donald Trump, resigned Tuesday from the right-wing news site Breitbart amid a s…

  • Veterans protest treatment in Beijing

    BEIJING — Several hundred people in camouflage, including many military veterans, demonstrated for better treatment in central Beijing on Wednesday morning near a building that houses an organ of t…

  • Tillerson affirms need for strong Beijing ties

  • China missile buildings nearly ready

  • Kim suspect had mystery life in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean arrested in the probe into last week’s murder of the half-brother of the isolated state’s leader, lived in Malaysia for more than three year…

  • N. Korean diplomat wanted over killing

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysian police on Wednesday named a senior official in North Korea’s Embassy and a staffer at its state airline, who are wanted for questioning over the murder last wee…

  • Trump condemns anti-Semitic wave in U.S.

  • Cause of death still unclear

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea’s ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, of…

  • North Korea, Malaysia at odds over Kim’s body

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contrac…

  • Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

  • China gives Lotte ‘severe’ warning on THAAD

    BEIJING (Reuters) — South Korea’s Lotte Group will face severe consequences if it allows the South Korean government to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on land that now forms part of a golf cou…

  • Montenegro accuses Russia of coup plot

    PODGORICA (AP) — Montenegro’s special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country…

  • Le Pen party slams ‘fake-job stunt’

    PARIS (Reuters) — France’s far-right National Front accused authorities of staging a media stunt on Monday to influence the presidential election after police searched its headquarters in an inves…

  • Pence EU assurances come with Trump ultimatum

  • Mattis: U.S. to stay in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants for a while, despi…

  • Kim Jong Nam’s son ID’s body, ROK media report

    SEOUL — Information is circulating that the son of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday night to identify his f…

  • Trump hot topic in, out U.K. Parliament

  • Russia’s veteran U.N. envoy Churkin falls ill, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with hi…

  • U.S.-born Bao Bao gets 1-way ticket to China

  • Iraqi forces in push to take Mosul airport

    SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have fought their way close to Mosul’s airport on the second day of…

  • Scientists can now measure farm yields from space

    LONDON (Reuters) — U.S. researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms in Africa using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites — a d…

  • Mosquitoes lured by malaria parasite

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria. Mosquitoes prefer biting people already sickened by malaria, apparently …

  • Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Scientists on Feb. 8 unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world. Bes…

  • DPRK envoy raps probe

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — North Korea’s envoy to Malaysia on Monday said the police investigation into last week’s murder at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport could not be trusted, and insisted the …

  • UAE signs $1.2 bil. in 21 arms deals

    ABU DHABI (AFP-Jiji) — The four-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the United Arab Emirates announcing 21 deals worth more than $1.2 bill…

  • Poll: SPD ahead of Merkel’s CDU/CSU

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institu…

  • Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia’s ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North …

  • 2 suspects in Kim murder claim ignorance

    KUALA LUMPUR — Two women suspected of murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport were likely to have been recruited ostensibly for a practical joke TV show and may have been unawa…

  • S. Sudanese claim gang rape by soldiers

    JUBA (Reuters) — The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations that soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters on Sunday, after a week of high-level army …

  • Moreno leads for Ecuador president

    QUITO (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador’s presidential election Sunday, but he looked increasingly unlike…

  • SpaceX rocket launches from historic NASA moonshot pad

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  • Tillerson faces internal skeptics

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  • Belarus protests against ‘parasites’ law spread

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  • Dutch far-right politician delivers anti-Moroccan tirade

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  • Trump sons open Dubai golf course

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  • Russia to recognize papers issued in east Ukraine

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  • McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, dies at 69

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  • 3rd South Sudan official resigns, accuses president of genocide

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  • Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in prison

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  • Report: Kim Jong Nam’s family under protection

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  • Malaysia a key base for N. Korean agents

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  • Beijing still opposes THAAD

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  • Iraq forces launch assault to retake west Mosul

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  • U.S. carrier patrols S. China Sea

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  • Trump back on campaign trail after just 1 month in office

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

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  • Analysis / Washington PR offensive fails to quell Europe’s anxiety

  • Pence: U.S. will stand with Europe

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  • 4 North Koreans fled Malaysia after murder

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  • Arctic, Antarctic sea ice at Jan. record low

  • Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs

  • Fillon says staying in French presidential race

  • Blair urges Britons to ‘rise up’ against Brexit

  • Pakistan ‘kills 100 terrorists’ after blast at Sufi shrine

  • Europe warns U.S. against hurting cohesion, shared values

  • Pentagon: ISIL leaders leaving Raqqa

  • N. Korean arrested over Kim murder

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  • China urges resuming N-talks

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  • Spain’s Princess Cristina found not guilty in tax fraud case

  • Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

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  • Senate confirms Pruitt as EPA chief

  • Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

  • Scientists warn of cancer risk from overcooked food

  • Dick Bruna, ‘spiritual father’ of rabbit Miffy, dies at 89

  • ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants

  • Malaysia-N. Korea ties in spotlight after Kim killing

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  • Trump dismisses Russia controversy

  • Clinton defends immigration

  • Back-up pick for natl security role turns down U.S. leader

  • Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

  • Trump eyes immigration directive next week

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  • Trump taps Acosta to be labor secretary

  • Haley says U.S. backs two-state solution

  • Lavrov denies interfering in 1st talks with Tillerson

  • Kim Jong Nam ‘poisoned’ with ricin or puffer fish toxin

    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police suspect Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother, was poisoned with either ricin or tetrodotoxin, the Malaysian Sin Chew Daily online reported on Thursd…

  • ISIL suicide bombing kills 75 at famed shrine in Pakistan

  • Car bomb kills over 50 in Baghdad

  • 2 more arrested over killing of Kim Jong Un’s half brother in Malaysia

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  • Trump drops U.S. plan to back Palestinian state

  • Kim Jong Nam once ‘pleaded for his life’

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  • Analysis / Few alternatives to two-state solution in Mideast

  • U.S. warns NATO nations to increase military spending

  • Harvard, MIT research institute holds on to gene-editing patent rights inruling

  • Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump’s labor secretary

  • Trump slams media, intel leaks over Flynn

  • S. Sudan war now at ‘catastrophic’ level

  • New Russia missile deployment ‘violates Cold War arms treaty’

  • Rumors highlight hidden lives of N. Korea leaders

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  • Official: Scotland aims to be in single market after Brexit

  • Pyongyang says missile test was for self-defense

    GENEVA (Reuters) — North Korea said on Tuesday its missile launches were “self-defense measures,” rejecting U.N. Security Council criticism of its weekend test, but the United States demanded in…

  • Trump campaign ‘contacted Russian intel officials’

  • Kremlin denies French election meddling

  • Australia ups cash for ‘going home’

  • S. Korea: Half brother of Kim Jong Un ‘assassinated’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as Malaysian authorities moved the body to another hospital for an …

  • Flynn Russia ties known for weeks

  • Ethics watchdog calls for Conway probe

  • Venezuela condemns VP sanctions

  • European allies anxious ahead of Mattis meeting

  • Butte dam disaster averted for now

  • Playboy brings back ‘normal’ nudity

  • Source: North Korean leader’s half brother dead

    SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam died Monday morning in Malaysia, a South Korean source told The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday. He may have been assassinated, acc…

  • Renzi calls for party leadership contest

  • UNSC slams N. Korea over latest missile test

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang d…

  • Syria accused of 8 chemical attacks

  • ‘Prudent’ Netanyahu heads to U.S.

  • Samsung arrest decisions imminent

  • Stark differences avoided as Trump meets Trudeau

  • Brain shape links to personality type

  • Ice towers part of solution for deadly lake

  • Samsung chief questioned again in wider graft probe

  • Famed ‘loaves and fishes’ church reopens in Israel

  • Analysis / Few good options in Trump arsenal

  • Obituary / Al Jarreau / Jazz musician

  • Amigos no more

  • Steinmeier chosen as German president

  • White House official attacks court after legal setbacks

  • Adele sweeps Grammy Awards

  • The ‘cave squeaker’ returns:Rare frog reappears in Zimbabwe

  • Trump: Settlements bad for peace

  • Analysis / Tillerson’s role central to Trump’s China policy shift

  • North Korea reportedly test fires missile

    PYONGYANG (AP) — North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump, who stood w…

  • Obamas hire agency for gigs, lawyers for book deals

  • Turkey sets April 16 for vote to expand Erdogan powers

  • Peru asks world to help find fugitive ex-President Toledo

  • U.S. blocks Palestinian from leading U.N. mission

  • Trump security pledge comes after his China balancing act / Avoiding provocation seen as U.S. priority

  • Iranians march against U.S. ‘threats’ on revolution day

  • Putin eyes Slovenia for talks

  • Japan, U.S. affirm Senkakus defense under Article 5

  • Eiffel Tower to be shielded by glass security walls

  • Political power dressing at N.Y. Fashion Week

  • Internal report: Border wall to cost $21.6 billion

  • Trump vows ‘phenomenal’ tax reform, offers no details

  • U.S., China military planes come close over S. China Sea

  • Trump raps New START as ‘bad deal’ in call with Putin

  • Ethics review sought over Ivanka brand

  • Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

  • Trump reaffirms ‘one China’ policy with Xi

  • Abe-Trump talks to focus on auto trade, Senkakus

  • Russia mistakenly kills 3 Turkish troops in Syria

  • Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

  • Ehime Maru victims remembered

  • Sessions confirmed as U.S. attorney general

  • Sole black GOP senator backs Sessions

  • Erdogan, Trump agree on joint action against ISIL in Syria

  • Trump’s Supreme Court pick dispirited by tweets on judge

  • Tillerson meets Mexican, Canadian counterparts

  • Opposition head says Kremlin sabotaging his presidential bid

  • Yemen keeps counterterrorism operations with U.S. despite raid

  • Dual Somali-U.S. citizen wins Somalia presidential election

  • Red Cross halts work in Afghanistan after 6 killed

  • Blast in French nuclear plant’s machine room; no radiation

  • British lower house OK’s Brexit bill

  • Trump offers belated well-wishes in note to China’s Xi

  • China invites May to new Silk Road summit

  • Macron denies affair as French race turns sleazy

  • Manila defense chief expects Beijing to build on disputed reef

  • Israeli settlement law draws condemnation

  • China tells U.S. to brush up on S. China Sea history

  • DeVos wins confirmation for education post by 1 vote

  • Nobel thiefs thought they had real steal

  • Judges scrutinize Trump’s travel ban / Court likely to rule later this week

  • Iran supreme leader lays into Trump

  • U.S. Army to allow Dakota pipeline

  • Trump paints dark picture over travel ban

  • New missile appears in China drills

  • Israel ‘legalizes’ 1,000s of settlement homes

  • U.S. ‘should expand missile defense’

  • China warms to Mattis over diplomacy calls

  • Kremlin seeking Fox News apology

  • Trump slams media’s ISIL coverage

  • U.S. defends travel ban in appeals court

  • Defiant Fillon refuses to drop out of race

  • Brexit proposals rejected

  • Britain’s Speaker does not want Trump in Parliament

  • Merkel wants common ground with Trump

  • Gun salute marks Queen’s 65 years on U.K. throne

  • Park aide, culture minister indicted

  • Meet Bat Bot, a new bat-like drone

  • Vitamin B3 deficiency makes hamsters go mad

  • Ants can navigate walking backward

  • 2 states: Allowing travel ban would ‘unleash chaos again’

  • Dhaka sticks to plan to relocate Rohingya

  • Louvre suspect keeps silent in questioning

  • Poll: Merkel’s bloc leads by only 4 points

  • Colo. gov.: Cuba eager to build ties with U.S.

  • Scotland wants ‘differentiated’ deal within Brexit

  • Le Pen vows ‘France first’ at poll campaign launch

  • Trump to join NATO meet in May

  • NATO starts anti-ISIL bomb training in Iraq

  • U.S. Cabinet pick paid by ‘cult-like’ Iranian group

  • Church and Duterte clash over drug war

  • Pence will lead ‘voter fraud’ panel

  • Conservative criticism intensifies against pope

  • U.S. backs off bid to reopen ‘black sites’

  • Ex-Peru president’s home searched over graft

  • Der Spiegel sparks furor with beheading cover

  • Duterte says he won’t resume talks with rebels

  • Jordan targets ISIL in Syria

  • Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

  • Trump to Poroshenko: U.S. will work to end Ukraine conflict

  • Pick for army secretary pulls out

  • U.S. court denies Trump’s appeal to restore travel ban

  • Migraines linked to higher post-surgery stroke risk

  • Research shows games, crafts, other activities might safeguard aging brain

  • White House investigates leaks of president’s calls

  • Divided on Trump, EU leaders insist on European unity

  • Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya

  • Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever

  • Le Pen kicks off election campaign at Lyon rally

  • Poll: Fillon not to reach runoff

  • Trump’s line on Israeli settlements gets tougher

  • U.S. announces tighter Iran sanctions / Tehran says it will impose restrictions on Americans

  • U.S. military releases, pulls ‘Yemen raid’ video

  • Judge temporarily blocks Trump’s U.S. travel ban

  • U.S. Navy decommissions Enterprise

  • Lady Gaga vows message of inclusion

  • Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans NATO membership referendum

  • Beijing driver crashes car near Tiananmen Square

  • Police: Louvre attacker Egyptian

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

  • Trump, Schwarzenegger trade barbs

  • North Korea ‘fires security chief’

  • Tillerson calls for unity on his 1st day

  • White House defends deadly Yemen raid

  • Brexit paper: U.K. to seek amicable EU divorce

  • Merkel, Erdogan hold tense meeting

  • U.S. to up pressure on Iran with new sanctions

  • Soldier shoots attacker at Louvre

  • Trump feeds NYT subscription growth

  • Mattis in Seoul to take stock of N. Korea threat

  • U.N. chief: Trump travel ban not best way to protect U.S.

  • Turnbull, Trump offer mixed messages on refugee deal

  • U.S. puts Iran ‘on notice’ after ballistic missile test

  • AI beats humans for 1st time in poker

  • Clinton writing book of essays

  • U.K. lawmakers overwhelmingly back bill to trigger Brexit talks

  • Tunisian tied to Bardo attack held in Germany

  • Billionaire’s disappearance revives Hong Kong autonomy concerns

  • U.S. Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of state

  • Philippine Defense Ministry asks Duterte for drug war order

  • Democrats force delays for 3 key cabinet posts

  • Trump picks Gorsuch for top court

  • EU chief Tusk warns of Trump ‘threat’

  • Schulz dismisses Trump as un-American

  • Queen put in ‘difficult position’ due to Trump

  • Trump fires top lawyer who defied immigration order

  • Washington 1st to sue president over ban

  • Merkel discounts terror factor in Trump travel ban

  • Judges block Trump order

  • Trump defends act: This is not about religion

  • Under fire, May raps Trump curb on refugees

  • Zarif: U.S. ban is gift to extremists

  • Iran to ban Americans in retaliation for U.S.

  • Netanyahu hails decision on wall

  • Hollande warns Trump against protectionism

  • Southern EU leaders meet

  • Trudeau: Canada welcomes refugees

  • Chaos, anger as order halts Muslim immigrants

  • Russia, U.S. agree to rebuild ties, cooperate in Syria

  • Trump, Merkel discuss NATO

  • Mattis given 30 days for anti-ISIL strategy

  • Order dashes hopes of Iraqis who helped U.S.

  • Activist Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order

  • Peru, Colombia vow to stand with Mexico

  • Trump to defer to Mattis on torture

  • Pentagon orders cost reviews

  • Pence fires up anti-abortion demonstrators in Washington

  • New U.S. envoy to U.N. warns allies about loyalty

  • Analysis / Trump’s border wall faces reality check

  • Trump to order ‘safe zones’ for Syria

  • Trump aide: Media should keep quiet

  • Trump ‘weighs drastic cuts to global body funding’

  • Trump: Torture works against terror

  • Draft order would halt U.S. taking in Syria refugees

  • Castro warns Trump to respect Cuba’s sovereignty

  • Probe into ‘voter fraud’

  • Trump signs order to start Mexico wall

  • Trump signs oil pipeline orders

  • Senate paves way for Pompeo to head CIA

  • Trump White House vows to stop Beijing in S. China Sea

  • Tillerson backed as top diplomat, but only just

  • Trump vows to ‘start renegotiating’ NAFTA

  • Netanyahu invited to Washington

  • Justice Dept. clears Kushner to serve as White House adviser

  • Putin ready to meet Trump ‘in coming months’

  • Beijing: Provocations can’t stop military drills

  • U.K., U.S. leaders to meet

  • Trudeau, Trump discuss trade

  • U.S.-Mexico talks set amid pressure

  • Power transfer prompts notes of caution from world leaders

  • Taiwan envoy hails U.S. ties

  • May: Trump recognizes importance of NATO

  • Violent Islamist groups foreign policy priority

  • Trump takes control of @POTUS Twitter handle

  • Mattis sworn in as defense secretary

  • Melania wears Ralph Lauren ensemble

  • Trump completes cabinet lineup with no Hispanics

  • 50 Obama appointees asked to stay

  • Celebrities join protest against Trump in N.Y.

  • Obama aims final messages at Trump

  • 50 Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

  • Beijing eyes leading global role as U.S. turns inward

  • Putin takes parting shot at Obama over dossier

  • Moscow reaction muted over Trump’s nuke talk

  • Trump meets with MLK’s son amid civil rights storm

  • Report: Trump offers end to Russia sanctions for N-arms cut

  • Abbas warns over U.S. Israel Embassy move

  • Trump attacks U.S. civil rights icon for claiming Russia aided victory

  • Holliday backs out of gig

  • Beijing reiterates ‘one China’ policy nonnegotiable

  • Obama to ease Sudan sanctions, with full approval from Trump

  • Analysis / PEOTUS team at odds on China policy

  • 8 Democrat lawmakers to skip inaugural

  • Concert to include Toby Keith

  • Ex-MI6 spy, known to U.S. agencies, author of reports on PEOTUS

  • House votes to begin dismantling Obamacare

  • House backs waiver allowing Mattis to serve as defense chief

  • Senate takes 1st step to repeal Obamacare

  • Mattis takes aim at Russia

  • Ethics chief blasts Trump’s business handover plan

  • U.S. State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

  • Trump stops short of full divestment

  • Trump meets press, turns combative

  • Dossier on Trump circulated for months

  • Mexico ready for high stakes talks with Trump

  • Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits

  • Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus

  • Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility

  • Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China

  • Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer

  • Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks

  • Crowley defended on plagiarism

  • PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties

  • Trump has no plan to meet Tsai

  • Trump taunts Terminator

  • Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall

  • Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief

  • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

  • After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief

  • Clintons, Bushes to attend Trump inauguration

  • Trump’s intel briefing delayed

  • Trump to hold press conference on Jan. 11

  • GOP makes ethics office U-turn

  • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

  • Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S.

  • Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club

  • Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts

  • Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation

  • Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin

  • Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

  • Trump continuing battle with media

  • Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary

  • Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability

  • Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity

  • Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs

  • Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings

  • Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote

  • Trump given warning over upending China policy

  • Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair

  • Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West

  • Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’

  • Trump campaign spent less than rival’s

  • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

  • Time names Trump Person of the Year

  • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

  • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

  • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

  • Trump complains about China policy

  • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

  • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

  • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

  • Trump assails push for vote recount

  • A real difference: Leading the fight to eliminate land mines

    Ever since Agnes Marcaillou became director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in 2012, she has been motivated every day by the direct impact of her mission on the people she works for…

  • Clinton team to take part in vote recount

  • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

  • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

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

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

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

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

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

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

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

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

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

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

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

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

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

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

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

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

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

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

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

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

  • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

    NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 netwo…

  • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

  • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

  • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

  • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

  • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

  • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

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