Merkel lauds China for easing N. Korea crisis 12:00 am, August 18, 2017

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  • Mauritania votes to abolish Senate

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  • Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean prosecutors recommended imprisoning the billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire for 12 years on Monday, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes i…

  • France opens probe over Eiffel attack

    PARIS (Reuters) — French prosecutors launched a terrorism investigation after a man wielding a knife and shouting the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (God is great), tried to force his way into th…

  • Australia locates missing U.S. Osprey

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — An Australian Navy survey ship has located a U.S. military aircraft that crashed off the Australian northeast coast at the weekend and left three Marines missing, Australian Defe…

  • Belgium started checks in June

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian food safety authorities began investigating possible pesticide contamination in eggs in early June, several weeks before the public was made aware of a food safety scare now…

  • Dutch farmers ‘powerless’ on contaminated eggs

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  • China media stress limits to N. Korea sanctions

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese state media on Monday stressed the limits of new United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and also slammed the United States for its “arrogance”, saying Washington n…

  • ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarization in S. China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization t…

  • Russia ‘ready for engagement’ with U.S.

    MANILA (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced f…

  • Tillerson: Russia issues can be settled

    MANILA (Reuters) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said the United States wants to work with Russia and it was pointless to cut off ties over their disagreements. Discussing a meet…

  • Venezuela quells attack on military base; 2 shot dead

    VALENCIA/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) — Venezuelan authorities quelled an attack on a military base near the city of Valencia by soldiers and armed civilians on Sunday, killing two of them in a dram…

  • Syria crimes panelist at U.N. quits in protest

    GENEVA (AP) — Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says she is resigning from the U.N.’s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, decrying Security Council inaction to hold criminals ac…

  • Israel offers asylum to Iran blogger

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel offered asylum on Sunday to a Turkey-based Iranian blogger who it said faced forcible deportation to Iran, where she would be at risk given her work for an Israeli news…

  • Israel plans to ban Al Jazeera, joining Saudi Arabia, Jordan

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it plans to ban Qatar’s flagship Al Jazeera network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut dow…

  • 4 soldiers die on Iranian military base

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a …

  • 2 rebels killed on Iran’s northwest border

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Two “terrorists” were killed and four wounded on Iran’s northwestern border, a Revolutionary Guards commander said Sunday. “The counter-revolutionary terrorist cell, wh…

  • 50 killed in Afghan attack

    KABUL (Reuters) — Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday. Zabihullah Aman…

  • Rifts in U.S. govt arise on Afghanistan

  • Pence denies report on presidential bid in 2020

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump do…

  • Conway: Firing Mueller not mulled

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says U.S. President Donald Trump is “not discussing” firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,”…

  • No more ‘heroes’ with Turkish court uniforms

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Terrorist or coup suspects in Turkish courts will be made to wear special uniforms when they appear in court, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday after a defendant showe…

  • France has seen ‘271 jihadi militants return’

    PARIS (Reuters) — France has seen 271 jihadi militants return from war zones in Iraq and Syria, and all of them are subject to investigation by public prosecutors, the country’s interior minister…

  • Kislyak: Talks with Flynn absolutely transparent

  • OSCE urges Poland to use restraint with reporter

    WARSAW (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it is concerned about legal steps the Polish government is taking against a reporter who alleges the defense minister has …

  • ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers failed to release a customary communique at the end of a high-level meeting on Saturday after what diplomats said was a lack of consensus about h…

  • Fast-growing Cuban cooperative says govt ordered it to shut down

    HAVANA (Reuters) — One of Cuba’s fastest-growing cooperatives said Friday it had been ordered by the government to close, the latest sign that Havana is putting the brakes on its ambitious plans …

  • Singapore PM’s nephew says he won’t return home to face contempt charges

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister who faces contempt of court proceedings for comments he made suggesting the city-state’s courts were not independent, said he woul…

  • Senior Xinjiang official fired for not fighting extremism

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China has sacked and will prosecute a senior official in its violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang after a probe found he wasn’t doing enough to tackle extremism in on…

  • Rouhani jabs at Trump over N-deal / Iranian leader takes firm stance to kick off 2nd term

    LONDON (Reuters) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was sworn-in for a second term on Saturday, has accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, t…

  • Venezuela assembly removes defiant chief prosecutor

    CARACAS (AP) — A newly installed constitutional assembly ousted Venezuela’s defiant chief prosecutor Saturday, a sign that President Nicolas Maduro’s embattled government intends to move swiftly…

  • Mercosur trade bloc suspends Caracas

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely Saturday for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the country. T…

  • Putin shows off spoils from Siberia fishing trip

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest outdoor exploit for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader. Footage r…

  • Iraq secures $195 mil. Japan loan for electricity sector

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Japan has agreed to lend Iraq up to $195 million for a project to help repair a thermal power station in the southern province of Basra, an Iraqi government statement said on Sa…

  • Syrian Army takes last ISIL-held Homs town

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian government and allied forces have taken the last major town in Homs Province from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, the Syrian Observatory fo…

  • U.N. hits N. Korea with new sanctions over missile tests

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export r…

  • N. Korea urged to halt missile tests / Chinese foreign minister tells counterpart ‘don’t provoke intl community’

  • U.N. imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

  • 2,000 ISIL militants remain in Syria’s Raqqa

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — About 2,000 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face o…

  • Venezuela’s new assembly opens, defying global criticism

    CARACAS (Reuters) — Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide…

  • U.S. Air Force signs contract for 2 presidential aircraft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force, which has been looking for ways to lower the cost of new Air Force One planes, agreed Friday to buy two jumbo jets from Boeing that were ordered but never deli…

  • ASEAN: North Korea threatens peace

    MANILA (Reuters) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers expressed grave concern on Saturday about rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula stemming from long-range missile tests by North Korea that “…

  • Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on…

  • Report: Mueller’s team asks for Flynn documents

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the Whit…

  • U.S. informs of Paris deal withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the United States intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department’s annou…

  • U.N. to vote on tough N. Korea sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The United Nations Security Council was set to vote on Saturday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that aims to slash by a third North Korea’s $3 billion annual export revenue…

  • Australian police: ISIL behind foiled plot to bomb Etihad jet

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat mincer built at the direction of …

  • Learner pilot could face charges for fatal landing

    LISBON (AFP-Jiji) — A flight instructor and trainee pilot whose small plane killed two people during an emergency landing on a crowded Portuguese beach could face negligent homicide charges, prosecu…

  • U.N. chief to visit Palestinian territories, Israel for 1st time

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit since taking the U.N. helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, at the en…

  • British cybersecurity expert arrested on hacking charges

    SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) — A cybersecurity researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated…

  • Senate panel approves bill to halt U.S. aid to Palestinians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing pra…

  • S. Korea spy agency admits poll rig attempt

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korea’s spy agency has admitted that it had engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential el…

  • China warns Indian troops to leave contested region

  • Maduro’s new assembly prepares to take power

    CARACAS (AP) — Venezuela is nearing a showdown, with President Nicolas Maduro vowing to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government and opposition leaders cal…

  • China holds drill to shut down ‘harmful’ websites

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country’s censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive…

  • U.S. grand jury convened in Russia probe

  • Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment

  • Japan, U.K., France urge vote on DPRK sanctions

  • Blaze tears through Dubai skyscraper for 2nd time

  • ‘Abducted’ Vietnamese oil executive appears on state TV

    HANOI (Reuters) — Vietnam’s state television broadcast images on Thursday of a former oil executive saying he had voluntarily returned home to face justice for corruption after Germany said he was…

  • Duterte calls Kim a ‘fool’ ahead of summit

  • Prince Philip bows out of public life

  • Trump aims to cut legal immigration

  • Embattled Temer survives vote over bribery charge

  • Hanoi accused of abducting asylum seeker

  • Trump signs ‘flawed’ Russian sanctions bill

  • Surge seen in N. Koreans entering Thailand

  • U.S. scientists alter genes of human embryos

  • U.S. succeeds in test-launch of unarmed ICBM in California

  • Iran vows ‘appropriate response’ to sanctions

  • Venezuela poll ‘manipulated by 1 mil. votes’

  • China faces pressure over U.N. resolution

  • Trump’s new top aide assures Sessions his position is safe

  • Hopes high for Kelly’s bid for discipline

  • U.S. close to using section 301 of 1974 Trade Act on China

  • Jordan scraps controversial rape law

  • Trump weighed in on son’s misleading Russia statement

  • Nearly 500 placed on trial over coup attempt in Turkey

  • China formally opens 1st overseas military base

  • 21 states bid to host EU agencies in London

  • Tillerson: U.S. is not N. Korea’s enemy

  • Venezuela opposition leaders taken to prison

  • Abbasi elected as new premier of Pakistan

  • Wray confirmed as FBI director

  • U.S. prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from Calif.

  • Bitcoin splits, with its clone off to slow start

  • Trump on tricky ground with Obamacare threat

  • Xi: China won’t allow territory to be divided

  • Germany, France broaden defense ties in Sahel region

  • U.K. soldier jailed for arming Irish dissidents

  • Online post stirs debate on Beijing’s migrants

  • Trump fires Scaramucci in upheaval

  • Analysts doubt North Korea ICBM’s reentry capability

  • China envoy urges U.S., N. Korea to ease tensions

  • U.S. hits Maduro with sanctions over election

  • PM May’s spokesman says EU free movement to end in 2019

  • Ex-PM Yingluck remains defiant as verdict looms

  • ISIL militants attack Iraqi Embassy in Afghanistan

  • New migrant shelters to open at French port

  • Bitcoin tech faces split, may create clone virtual currency

  • Qatar files wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

  • Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of ‘lost continent’

  • Borneo’s orangutans in ‘alarming’ danger

  • Iranians to return to Hajj in Medina after boycott

  • Pyongyang pretties up its ‘pyramid’ under ICBM’s glare

  • China: No link between N. Korea and China-U.S. trade

  • Haley: China must decide on action over N. Korea

  • 4 Arab states ready for Qatar dialogue ‘with conditions’

  • Pence mulls Patriot deployment in Estonia

  • Georgia, U.S. launch ‘unprecedented’ military drills

  • Russia flexes might on Navy Day

  • Iraqi Shiite leader makes rare visit to Saudi Arabia

  • Venezuela socialists celebrate new Congress as pariah status looms

  • Philippine mayor among 15 killed in police drug raids

  • Kurdish-led administration in Syria sets election dates

  • African Union troops ambushed in Somalia; 24 dead

  • 100 stranded in cable car mishap in Germany

  • Australia ramps up airport security

  • Putin orders 755 U.S. staff to leave posts

  • Hundreds of U.S. counties at risk of no health care insurer in 2018

  • Australia foils terror attack plan

  • Trump raps China over N. Korea

  • U.S. conducts drills with Japan, S. Korea

  • Xi oversees military parade in show of might

  • Moon drops dialogue policy, steps up THAAD deployment

  • EU starts action against Poland over judiciary reforms

  • Icebreaker sets record for Northwest Passage

  • Hamburg attacker was known to security forces

  • Mick Jagger sings Brexit blues in ‘England Lost’

  • Pakistan ruling party vows smooth transition

  • S.E. Asian states vow to fight militant threat

  • Maduro threatens to jail foes after vote

  • A wild week highlights stark White House-Congress divide

  • Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

  • U.S. levies sanctions on Iran firms

  • British baby at heart of dispute dies

  • Bitcoin fraud suspect held in Greece, believed to be involved in MtGox case

  • U.S., S. Korea conduct live-fire exercise after test

  • Trump pushes out Priebus, names Kelly WH chief of staff

  • Trump ready to sign bill on Russia financial sanctions

  • North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off Japan

  • Relatives of U.S. Embassy staff told to leave Caracas

  • Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea

  • North Korea’s ICBM capabilities ‘advancing faster than expected’

  • Republicans dealt stiff blow in bid to repeal Obamacare

  • Threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

  • Chief of staff in tight spot

  • White House abandons border tax

  • S. Korea study finds North hacks about money

  • Russia orders U.S. to cut diplomats

  • U.S. Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia

  • Chaos in Jerusalem as crowds surge at holy site; 113 injured

  • Pakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption

  • Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 103 as vote on Constitution change nears

  • 64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

  • Blue House gets new four-legged resident

  • Sanders debuts as U.S. press secretary

  • Venezuela leader to face fresh sanctions

  • Senate votes down straight repeal of Obamacare

  • EU to start legal action on Poland

  • Erdogan slams Israel over mosque fiasco

  • Trump orders U.S. military ban of transgender troops

  • Russian bitcoin suspect arrested

  • Divided Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate

  • Top EU court rules to keep Hamas on terror listing

  • Scaramucci willing to ‘fire everybody’ for leaking

  • Muslim prayer protests continue in Jerusalem

  • Libyan rivals back ceasefire, elections at France talks

  • Trump cranks up heat on Sessions

  • Beijing urges ASEAN to reject outside forces on S. China Sea

  • Indian president from Dalit caste takes oath

  • Panama opens embassy in Beijing

  • California extends climate change program

  • China opens cinema on S. China Sea islet

  • U.S. Navy fires warning shots near Iranian ship

  • U.S. House OK’s new Russia sanctions

  • Human rights issues continue to dog Turkey’s bid to join EU

  • U.S. likely to target more China entities

  • Trump intensifies attacks on Sessions, fueling speculation

  • German teen found in Iraq wants to go home

  • Ukraine slams Russia for arming rebels

  • Israel removes detectors from holy site

  • Sweden rocked by huge private data leak

  • White House unrest stirs among foreign policy aides

  • U.S. to retest anti-missile system in Alaska

  • Parents of critically ill baby end legal fight, agree to let him die

  • S. Korea lifts court TV ban ahead of Park sentencing

  • Saudi Arabia, allies announce Qatar ‘terrorist’ blacklist

  • China preparing for crisis with North Korea

  • Chinese jets intercept U.S. plane

  • Study: Sun is like other stars

  • Size key to top speed in animals: study

  • Knee surgery is robot wars’ new battleground

  • Kushner details 4 contacts with Russians during campaign

  • China probes rising star Sun over ‘violation of discipline’

  • ICRC: 600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in ’17

  • Erdogan wades into Qatar dispute in Gulf

  • Scaramucci vows crackdown on leaks

  • Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

  • China’s gasoline exports to N. Korea jump 58% in June

  • Polish president to veto judiciary bills

  • Trump ‘supports’ new Russia sanctions

  • 2 Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli Embassy in Amman

  • Israel: Mosque metal detectors will stay

  • Trump tweets frustration with Republican support

  • Researchers say billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth

  • Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan

  • Taliban suicide car bomber kills 35 in Kabul

  • 9 die in Texas human trafficking case

  • Mexico murder toll hits 20-year record

  • Berlin ‘warned Moscow’ over Crimean turbine deal

  • Venezuela opposition calls for new strike

  • Macron’s approval rating dips to 54%

  • Orban slams ‘inquisition’

  • Kuwait calls on Lebanon to deal with Hizbollah ‘cell’

  • Protests over judiciary law spread in Poland

  • Tehran: Release citizens in U.S.

  • U.S. lawmakers OK Russia, Iran, N. Korea sanctions bill

  • Iran: New missile production line launched

  • EU sounds alarm on move

  • UAE: No plan to talk with Qatar

  • Hizbollah, Syrian army advance

  • Warplanes hit despite truce

  • Assad’s army declares ceasefire east of capital

  • Israel sets new security cameras

  • Israel sends extra troops to West Bank

  • China operating spy ship off Australia

  • Fretilin leads in East Timor election

  • South Africa minister eyes replacing Zuma

  • Joko: Shoot drug dealers

  • Scaramucci deletes tweets

  • Kushner amends financial disclosure form 39 times

  • Russia envoy to U.S. ends tenure

  • NSA chief brushes off cyber unit with Russia

  • China official sues exiled Guo in U.S. court for defamation

  • Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

  • Al-Qaida suspect to be tried on U.S. soil

  • Sessions ‘discussed campaign’ with Russia

  • Preservation of records from Trump Jr.-Russia meet sought

  • Qatar’s ruler is ‘willing to talk’ to solve Arab rift

  • Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion’s cub

  • Britain’s Prince George celebrates 4th birthday

  • EU mulls restrictions on North Korean workers

  • 6 killed as tensions turn violent in Israel

  • U.S. Navy commissions 1st Ford-class carrier

  • U.S. to place ban on travel to N. Korea

  • U.N. warns of food shortages amid persistent drought

  • Spicer quits as White House spokesman

  • U.S. presses Myanmar to end Pyongyang military ties

  • Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

  • Jerusalem on alert as tensions rise over access to holy site

  • EU calls for ‘clarity’ from U.K. over Brexit

  • U.S. puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

  • U.N. sanctions 8 linked to ISIL, Al-Qaida groups

  • Venezuela strike descends into violence

  • Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he’s staying on

  • Saudi king overhauls security services after royal shake-up

  • Kuwait expels Iran envoys over alleged terror links

  • Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for military dialogue

  • Inada ‘to cooperate with special probe’

  • Europe, U.S. police announce closure of ‘dark web’ markets

  • Exxon sues U.S. over fine for Russia deal

  • Earthquake hits Aegean region, killing 2

  • Poland erupts in protests over new law

  • Amid disputes, Indonesia renames part of S. China Sea

  • Collapse of health care could see Trump winless in 1st year

  • Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay

  • Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

  • Iran ‘still top state sponsor’ of terrorism

  • Netanyahu overheard slamming ‘crazy’ EU

  • French military chief quits after defense budget row

  • Trump’s inner circle summoned before Senate

  • Thai general guilty in mass trafficking case

  • Poland put on notice by EU over judicial shake-up

  • Trump had 2nd Putin conversation

  • Swiss glacier yields bodies of couple missing 75 years

  • S. Korea launches probe into defector’s return to North

  • Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine unveil plan for new state

  • British premier calls for strength, unity amid growing rift in Cabinet

  • Huntsman tapped for ambassador to Russia

  • China blocks WhatsApp as online clampdown tightened

  • France tops rankings for ‘soft power’

  • Chinese censors can’t bear Winnie the Pooh

  • U.K. royal couple visit WWII camp, Gdansk

  • Moon’s N. Korea move slammed at home

  • Bank account targeted

  • Xi pledges commitment to Middle East peace

  • U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions

  • U.S. Republicans unveil budget plan

  • N. Korea lacks capacity for accurate U.S. strike

  • Trump says ‘Let Obamacare fail’

  • Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on U.S. coasts: study

  • On 3rd anniversary of downed MH17, relatives honor victims

  • Qatar: Media report proves UAE role in hack that sparked crisis

  • Venezuela opposition party calls national strike

  • White House: Democrats colluded with Ukraine

  • Afghan team competes after visa obstacles

  • Chongqing party chief seeks to banish Bo legacy

  • Rouhani’s brother briefly detained amid power struggle

  • Russia-U.S. talks end with Kremlin retaliation threat

  • Australia boosts military’s power to combat terrorism

  • ‘Trumpcare’ collapses as more Republican senators reject bill

  • Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions: U.S. officials

  • As London feuds, full Brexit negotiations get under way

  • S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

  • Iran blames Trump’s ‘arbitrary’ policies

  • U.S. probes China firm over North

    WASHINGTON — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has launched an investigation into a Chinese trading company over illicit dealings with North Korea, which continues its nuclear and mi…

  • North Korean defectors down as border tightened

  • Chinese envoy to U.S. says trade picture with Pyongyang ‘distorted’

  • S. Korea fires missiles in new air, sea drills

  • Trump’s options limited on N. Korea

    U.S. President Donald Trump has employed tough rhetoric in response to North Korea’s missile tests, but his options appear limited in dealing with a challenge that has vexed his Oval Office predeces…

  • S. Korea sees high possibility of 6th N-test

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s defense minister said on Wednesday he sees a high possibility of North Korea conducting a sixth nuclear test in the wake of the North’s first test-launch of an i…

  • China, Russia say U.S., South Korea should refrain from military drills

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and China on Tuesday proposed a plan for defusing tensions over North Korea, suggesting that Pyongyang declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the United States…

  • U.S. confirms North Korea fired ICBM as tensions rise

  • Seoul says North Korean drone a grave provocation

  • Supersonic U.S. bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

  • N. Korea envoy rejects U.N. remarks

  • Warmbier family reject autopsy

  • U.S. student freed by N. Korea dies

  • Suspected N. Korea drone spied on THAAD

  • Mattis: N. Korea urgent threat

  • Lessons in loyalty for North Korea kids’ day

  • Moon shocked over ‘hidden’ extra THAAD deployments

  • S. Korea fires warning shots at North balloons

  • Possible link to North Korea emerges after cyber-attack

  • N. Korean artist swaps propaganda for satire

  • Spicer: Latest detention by North Korea concerning

  • Seoul finds Trump ‘smart cookie’ talk hard to digest

  • N. Korea’s nukes may be for taking over ROK, U.S. says

  • Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire

    SEOUL (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a…

  • Sad state of N. Korea’s ATMs points to China’s sanctions

  • American reportedly held in N. Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. The man,…

  • China defends its trucks being at N. Korea parade

  • New images show volleyball game at nuclear test site

  • Tensions are soaring, but Pyongyang barely notices

  • N. Korea launch used new system

  • Australia says China ‘must use leverage’

  • Trump aide: North Korea’s behavior can’t continue

  • Pence warns N. Korea of U.S. resolve, urges policy change

  • China paper to N. Korea: Halt N-plans

  • China rejects coal from North Korea

  • U.N. slams North Korea’s missile launch

  • What THAAD can do is unknown to China, experts say

  • Tillerson to chair U.N. meeting on N. Korea

  • IAEA chief warns of new phase in N. Korea threat

  • Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test

  • U.S. looking at sanctions to choke N. Korea financially

  • Seoul: N.Korea rocket-engine test shows meaningful progress

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea’s latest rocket-engine test showed “meaningful” progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a dangerous step toward the North’s goal of …

  • Interpol red notice for 4 N. Koreans in Kim case

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Interpol has issued a red notice, the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant, on four North Koreans wanted in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Mal…

  • Key Trump security picks OK’d

  • U.S., ROK military chiefs discuss threats

  • Pyongyang issues threat

  • N. Korea: ROK, U.S. behind Kim murder

  • Malaysia to give family time to claim body

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia’s health minister said Monday that the government will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother two to three weeks to claim his bo…

  • Malaysia, North Korea to discuss return of Malaysians

  • North Korea allows 2 Malaysians to leave

  • Japan calls for further UNSC action on Pyongyang

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The United States on Wednesday rebuffed China’s appeal for talks with North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong Un was behaving irrationally and that it was reassessing its a…

  • Missile barrage a test even for THAAD

  • Kim Jong Nam’s ‘son’ makes video message

  • China warns of head-on collision

  • North Korea warns of ‘actual war’

  • UNSC slams missile launches by N. Korea

  • China’s ZTE pleads guilty to DPRK, Iran sales

  • N. Korea piles pressure on Trump

  • N. Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat citizen exit bans

  • Pyongyang’s Malaysia envoy on way home

  • U.S. ‘strongly condemns’ launch

  • N. Korea ‘using Africa to avoid sanctions’ / DPRK arms end up with peacekeepers

  • NYT: Obama launched cyberwar on DPRK program

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

  • Schwarzenegger: I will not be back

  • Tillerson agrees to budget cut

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

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea’s “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade U.N. sanctions. Council members emphasized “the importance of…

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • 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 …

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

  • S. Korea suggests U.N. suspend North

  • 2 charged with Kim’s murder

  • Trump heralds ‘new chapter of greatness’

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • Report: Kim Jong Nam’s family under protection

    MACAO/SEOUL — A senior Macao security official said Kim Jong Nam’s family members have been “placed under police protection” following the murder of the half brother of North Korean leader Ki…

  • Malaysia a key base for N. Korean agents

    KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL — The North Korean man arrested Friday by Malaysian police on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Kim Jong Nam is believed to be a member of North Korea’s foreign intelli…

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday, depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following i…

  • N. Korean arrested over Kim murder

    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police arrested on Friday a 46-year-old North Korean man on suspicion of being involved in the murder at Kuala Lumpur International Airport of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother…

  • China urges resuming N-talks

    MUNICH (AFP-Jiji) — China on Friday urged a resumption of six-party talks with North Korea on Pyongyang’s nuclear program, saying a “negative cycle” of nuclear missile tests followed by sanct…

  • Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

    BONN (Reuters) — U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Friday urged China to do all it could to moderate North Korea’s destabilizing behavior after Sunday’s ballistic missile test by Pyongyang,…

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

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — Malaysia, where a half brother of North Korea’s leader was killed in a cloak-and-dagger attack this week, offers a rare meeting place for Pyongyang officials to contact …

  • 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…

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

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Two women and a man have been arrested over the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assas…

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

  • Kim Jong Nam once ‘pleaded for his life’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Five years ago, Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life, according to two lawmakers in South Korea. He wrote a…

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

  • Rumors highlight hidden lives of N. Korea leaders

  • Pyongyang says missile test was for self-defense

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

  • Flynn Russia ties known for weeks

  • Ethics watchdog calls for Conway probe

  • European allies anxious ahead of Mattis meeting

  • Source: North Korean leader’s half brother dead

  • UNSC slams N. Korea over latest missile test

  • ‘Prudent’ Netanyahu heads to U.S.

  • Stark differences avoided as Trump meets Trudeau

  • North Korea reportedly test fires missile

  • Sessions confirmed as U.S. attorney general

  • 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

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

  • Iran supreme leader lays into Trump

  • Trump paints dark picture over travel ban

  • China warms to Mattis over diplomacy calls

  • Kremlin seeking Fox News apology

  • Trump slams media’s ISIL coverage

  • Britain’s Speaker does not want Trump in Parliament

  • Merkel wants common ground with Trump

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

  • Turnbull, Trump offer mixed messages on refugee deal

  • 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

  • Merkel discounts terror factor in Trump travel ban

  • Judges block Trump order

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