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  • Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors festivities

  • Australia releases guide to prevent vehicle attacks

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australia on Sunday released a strategy to prevent vehicle terror attacks carried out in crowded public places following deadly assaults in Barcelona, Nice and London. The rep…

  • Mnuchin: President doesn’t equate neo-Nazi groups with people who protest peacefully

  • Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

    RIPOLL, Spain (AP) — A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a ne…

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / President torn over comfort women issue

    Aug. 17 marked the 100th day since South Korean President Moon Jae In took office on May 10. Although he maintains a high approval rating of around 80 percent, progress regarding his key policies, suc…

  • Finland intelligence agency: Stabbings likely terror act

    HELSINKI (AP) — The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is “a likely terror act,” Finland’s intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said…

  • German writer critical of Erdogan arrested in Spain

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gover…

  • Hawking raps U.K. govt for health service crisis

    LONDON (Reuters) — Physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized the British government for causing a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS), saying it had to be protected from becoming a…

  • Trump thanks ousted Bannon for his service

  • Iraq starts offensive to take back Tal Afar from ISIL

    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and …

  • U.S.-S. Korea to start joint military drills / Concern over how N. Korea will respond

    SEOUL (AP) — The United States’ annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given…

  • Protesters block neo-Nazi march in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago. …

  • Boston march against hate speech avoids Virginia chaos

    BOSTON (Reuters) — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virgin…

  • Cambridge University Press complies with China request

    SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) — Cambridge University Press, one of Britain’s most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews …

  • Wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis found

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before …

  • Train derails in India, killing at least 23

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Six coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Saturday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said. Two of the coaches telescoped into each …

  • State funeral for Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’

    KARACHI (AFP-Jiji) — Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combating leprosy in Pakistan, was buried with full state honors on Saturday, in an unprecedented service for a foreign Christia…

  • China snubs Universiade ceremony in Taiwan

    TAIPEI (AFP-Jiji) — China boycotted the opening ceremony of the World University Games hosted by Taiwan on Saturday in the latest reflection of deteriorating relations between the two sides. The …

  • Spain hunts for driver in van rampage

    BARCELONA/RIPOLL, Spain (Reuters) — Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two…

  • Official: N.Y. subway tiles not Confederate flag

    NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is mo…

  • Maduro-backed body usurps Venezuela congress’ authority

    CARACAS (AP) — Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro a…

  • Virginia mayor: ‘statue must go’ as debate on slavery rages

    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) — The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia’s legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue …

  • Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan, border security strategy

    HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he…

  • Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow makes 1st appearance

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — The widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husband’s funeral in an online video in which she said she was recuperating…

  • U.S. Cyber Command status raised

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was elevating the status of the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command to help spur development of cyber weapons to deter attacks and p…

  • Police say larger Spain attacks had been planned

    BARCELONA (AFP-Jiji) — Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged …

  • Bannon ousted from White House

    WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 e…

  • Landslide on Chuo Expwy injures 6

  • Undocumented minors united by soccer in face of harsh realities

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — New York’s most unlikely soccer league meets every Saturday in the Bronx. Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents …

  • 2 killed in Finland knife attack

    TURKU, Finland (Reuters) — A man with a knife killed two people and wounded eight others in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said. Police shot t…

  • Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

  • Republicans turn on Trump after he defends monuments

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing sti…

  • Forest fires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

    MACAO, Portugal (AFP-Jiji) — Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the center of the country, local officials …

  • Mattis: Decision on strategy for Afghanistan very near

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense …

  • Paris terror suspect to be tried in Belgium

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was Thursday ordered to stand trial in Belgium over a shootout with police in Brussels last year that led to his capture after a four-month …

  • Grandson of Singapore’s founding father fled over detention fears

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) — A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s late founding father and ruler for more than three decades, said he left the city state in July after friends expressed concern…

  • Australia’s citizenship saga continues as another minister may have dual nationality

    CANBERRA (AP) — A third Australian government minister revealed Thursday she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six law…

  • Focus on China puts Bannon out of step

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn’t alone in pondering America’s possibly generation-defining question about China’s emerging superpower status — but his call for an “…

  • Saudis reopen Qatar border for Hajj pilgrimage

    RIYADH (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj, despite a monthslong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led b…

  • Night of eerie silence in Barcelona

    BARCELONA (AFP-Jiji) — In Barcelona’s old town, dozens of stunned tourists dressed in shorts and t-shirts stood behind security tape in the early hours, witnesses to the shocking attack on the fa…

  • 13 killed, 100 injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

    BARCELONA (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tou…

  • Taiwan presidential office guard attacked

    TAIPEI (AFP-Jiji) — A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office Friday, authorities said. The Taiwan…

  • Merkel lauds China for easing N. Korea crisis

  • Secretive retreat in full swing as Xi looks to cement power

    BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China’s leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will laun…

  • Moon says N. Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a ‘red line’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea would be “crossing a red line” if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea’s president said on Thursday, but the United Sta…

  • Trump dismantles 2 business councils

    NEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday — an attempt to manage his increasing isolatio…

  • Trump praises Kim for ‘wise’ decision to pull Guam threat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a “wise” decision not to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, whic…

  • Pence slams supremacists but skirts president’s comments

  • 4 Baltimore Confederate statues removed overnight

    Baltimore removed four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy before dawn on Wednesday, working quickly so the city could avoid protests like the one organized by white nationalists that t…

  • Trump’s crisis spurs talk of top White House walkouts

  • Bannon: No military solution to N. Korea

  • China military slams ‘wrong’ U.S. moves

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The “wrong” actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative in…

  • Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for disabled

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International on Tuesday, pledging to…

  • U.K. seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

    LONDON (Reuters) — There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex asp…

  • Tillerson: Dialogue up to Kim Jong Un

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday, after North Korea’s Kim Jong Un postponed a threat to fire missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, that Washington …

  • False alert issued in Guam

    HAGATNA (AFP-Jiji) — Guam residents received a nasty jolt Tuesday after two radio stations accidentally issued emergency warnings to indicate an imminent threat or attack, at a time when the U.S. t…

  • U.N. concludes FARC disarmament mission

    FONSECA, Colombia (AP) — U.N. observers on Tuesday removed the last of more than 8,000 guns once carried by the guerrillas of Colombia’s largest rebel army and collected at 26 demobilization site…

  • Trump signs order to speed up infrastructure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, wat…

  • Mugabe’s wife under fire over assault in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AFP-Jiji) — Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe was under investigation by South African police Tuesday after she allegedly used an extension cord to assault a model in a Johannesbur…

  • Falling tree kills 13 at Portugal festival

    LISBON (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell whil…

  • Trump again casts blame on both sides

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a politi…

  • Monsoon floods kill over 200 in South Asia

    KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) — Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those s…

  • Obama message goes viral

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — A tweet from Barack Obama drew more than two million “likes” by Monday as the former U.S. president offered a message of tolerance following a deadly weekend clash at a …

  • U.S. chasing ‘ambitious’ NAFTA deal

  • Taiwan minister quits after blackout hits much of island

    TAIPEI (AP) — Taiwan’s economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering h…

  • Top U.S. general vows to work through difficulties with China

    BEIJING (Reuters) — There are many difficult issues between the United States and China, but both share a commitment to work through them, the United States’ top general said Tuesday during a vis…

  • Kiev: N. Korean missile engine type made for Russia

  • California sues White House over funds for sanctuary cities

  • U.S. slams foes, allies alike in religious freedom report

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States issued its annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, slamming allies and foes alike for their shortcomings at a time when its own record has come under f…

  • Activists topple Confederate statue in N. Carolina

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the st…

  • Maduro orders military drills after U.S. ‘invasion’ threat

    CARACAS (Reuters) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for military exercises after U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of a possible armed intervention in the country, but Madu…

  • Hong Kong activist held for ‘misleading’ police

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for “misleading police” after he claimed he had been assaulted and …

  • U.K. asks for interim customs deal with EU, new trade deals

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain will propose setting up an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods. But it will also seek the right to …

  • Hungry Venezuelans walk to Colombia to find food

    CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia’s border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice — the firs…

  • At least 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, flooding

    FREETOWN (AP) — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed more than 300 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried und…

  • Rouhani threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In …

  • U.S. could target North Korea textiles, oil at U.N., diplomats say

  • Mattis warns of risk of war

  • Kim: I’ll watch U.S. a little more before acting on Guam

  • Trump belatedly calls neo-Nazis, KKK criminals

  • Ukraine denies selling missile tech to Pyongyang

  • Car plows into diners near Paris, killing girl

    SEPT-SORTS, France (Reuters) — A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several …

  • Taylor Swift wins assault trial against DJ who groped her

    DENVER (Reuters) — Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and…

  • Moon says war with N. Korea unthinkable

  • At least 4 shot, killed in Acapulco

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — At least four people have been shot and killed in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, which has become a hotspot in Mexico’s rising drug violence. An Associated Press journa…

  • Mahathir’s town hall marred by violence

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — A town hall meeting with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who now heads an opposition coalition, was marred by violence Sunday, with several people hurling flar…

  • Monsoon disasters kill 94 in Nepal, India

    KATMANDU (AFP-Jiji) — Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed los…

  • Pyongyang tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down risks of war

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) — Tensions on the Korean Peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea’s president said resolving Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. …

  • Analysis / Why won’t Trump strongly condemn white nationalism?

    WASHINGTON — Why doesn’t U.S. President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists? It’s a jarring question to ask about an American president. But it’s also one made unavoida…

  • White House: Trump decries KKK, neo-Nazi organizations

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks condemning violence at a white nationalist rally were meant to include the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, the White House…

  • India hospital chief suspended after deaths of 60 children

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) — The head of an Indian hospital where dozens of children died in recent days has been suspended, as officials traded blame over cash shortfalls that led to supplies of medical o…

  • Saudi Arabia summons Twitter users as it curbs sectarianism

    RIYADH (Reuters) — A group of Twitter users will be indicted in Saudi Arabia on charges of harming public order for threatening the “safety and moderate ideology of society” through extremism, …

  • 17 killed in Burkina Faso attack

    OUAGADOUGOU (AFP-Jiji) — Seventeen people have been killed and eight injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses said thr…

  • U.N. ‘has proof’ of war crimes

    VIENNA (Reuters) — The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Pon…

  • Nasrallah: Assad will stay on

    BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the Lebanese militant group Hizbollah said Sunday it was time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Hizbollah Gen…

  • Russia: Assad doubled territory under control

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by 2½ times in just two months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday, as Syrian forces b…

  • Iran conservatives tighten grip on key body

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced a new hardline head of one of the country’s top oversight bodies on Monday, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad …

  • Iran parliament softens drug death-penalty laws

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran’s parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the…

  • Iran votes to boost spending on ballistic missiles, Guard

    TEHRAN (AP) — Chanting “Death to America,” Iran’s parliament voted unanimously Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revol…

  • Pence: Peaceful solution possible for Venezuela

    BOGOTA (AFP-Jiji) — The United States “will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles,” Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday, but he emphasized a peaceful path even as he stood by President Donald Tru…

  • Ex-Scots leader, key Brexiteer mock May

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) — Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charmed a home crowd at the first of his Edinburgh Fringe shows on Sunday, as he and a surprise guest, Brexit Minister David Davis,…

  • Trump touts his achievements in new ad

  • Scaramucci blasts ‘Bannon-bart nonsense’

  • U.S. govt reconsiders arming Ukraine with lethal weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage with Russia, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would pl…

  • Big Ben bell to fall silent for 4 years

    LONDON (Reuters) — The “Big Ben” bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on Aug. 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while reno…

  • Kenya opposition calls strike over poll

    NAIROBI (AFP-Jiji) — Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has urged his supporters to stay home from work Monday to mourn those killed in protests over what he claims was a rigged election, whi…

  • Taiwan: China carrying out military aircraft drills

  • Merkel raps auto execs in opening rally

    DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her reelection campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure job…

  • Schroeder eyed for Rosneft board

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia has nominated former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to the board of its biggest oil producer Rosneft as an independent director, according to a government decree publ…

  • Britain: No staying in EU via ‘back door’

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s Cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union …

  • Pressure on Kenya opposition amid protests

    NAIROBI (AFP-Jiji) — Kenya’s defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at lea…

  • Latin America rejects Trump threat against Venezuela

    CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) — After months of attacking Venezuela’s unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit n…

  • Mexican president embraces party change allowing outsider candidates

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday endorsed a change to the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) rules that allows outsiders to run for president, a mov…

  • Report: Russia probe leader wants words with Priebus

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with…

  • Kurds stick to independence vote despite U.S. request

    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraq’s Kurds are sticking to a plan to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on …

  • Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a military truck Saturday with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta, an official an…

  • Reports: Yemen’s Houthis target coalition warship

    DUBAI (Reuters) — The armed Houthi movement and their foes in Yemen’s civil war, the Saudi-led coalition, on Saturday gave conflicting accounts of a Houthi attempt to attack shipping in the Red S…

  • Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping …

  • Pakistani court recommends parliament review blasphemy law

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court is recommending that parliament review Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law and make changes that will prevent people from being falsely accused of the crime, which is …

  • Pyongyang still mastering delivery of nuke to U.S.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States. But experts aren’t convinced…

  • Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday reassured Guam it was secure amid mounting regional tensions, vowing that American military forces “stand ready” to safeguard the …

  • 3 dead as white nationalists ignite clashes in Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) — A gathering of hundreds of white nationalists in Virginia took a deadly turn on Saturday when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters and killed at least one…

  • U.S. may open Section 301 probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Monday for his chief trade adviser to investigate China’s intellectual property practices, website Politico reported, citing an unn…

  • China probes social media platforms

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China is investigating its top social media sites, including WeChat and Weibo, for failing to comply with cyber laws, the latest step in the country’s push to secure the inter…

  • Trump ‘won’t rule out military option’ against Venezuela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following Preside…

  • Kenyatta elected to 2nd term in presidential vote

    NAIROBI (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged. …

  • Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliamentary seat

    LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate after the Supreme Court disq…

  • IOC meeting to discuss threat of North Korea

    LONDON (AP) — Escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program have caused security challenges posed to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be assessed at an upcoming IOC meetin…

  • Contaminated egg scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a spe…

  • Guam issues emergency nuclear guidelines

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the …

  • Wheelchair could close disabled gap

    BERGAMO, Italy (AFP-Jiji) — After nearly 20 years working with wheelchair-bound youngsters, Mario Vigentini wanted to revolutionize their quality of life, inventing a device that raises up users so …

  • Trump, Xi rebuke N. Korea aggression

    U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed that North Korea must stop provocative behavior, reiterating their mutual commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula amid el…

  • N. Korea may be preparing submarine missile test

  • Lavrov urges U.S. to cool down first

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday cautioned that the risks of an escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea were “very high” following t…

  • Beyond bluster, Washington, Pyongyang in regular contact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the bluster, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans …

  • Climate report confirms new highs for temperatures in ’16

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report s…

  • U.S. company offers to take on risk of new MH370 search

    CANBERRA (AP) — U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said on Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families…

  • Hong Kong activist claims Chinese agents attacked him

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — A prominent member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party said on Friday he was beaten and “stapled” by mainland agents in the Chinese-controlled city before being dumped on a b…

  • U.S. Navy challenges China’s claims in disputed territory

  • U.S. Senate Republican leader told to deliver or stand aside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he …

  • McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the…

  • Trump: Fire and fury not tough enough

  • Beijing would block U.S., S. Korea bid to topple Kim regime, state paper says

  • Venezuela’s sanctions-hit Maduro extends a hand to U.S. president

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a one-to-one talk with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “impe…

  • Canadian freed from N. Korea heads home

    TORONTO (AP) — The family of a Canadian pastor released from a North Korean prison said Thursday he was now on his way home. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also confirmed that Hyeon Soo Li…

  • Malaysia probes forex losses under Mahathir / Former PM: Inquiry ploy by Najib to silence his detractors

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government on Tuesday launched an inquiry into massive foreign exchange losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, in a probe that could lead to…

  • U.S. sanctions 8 more in Venezuela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on eight more individuals in Venezuela, including the brother of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in the latest U.S. …

  • S. Korea prepared to act

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s military said on Thursday North Korea’s recent statements regarding striking the U.S. territory of Guam are a challenge against Seoul and the U.S.-South Korea al…

  • Trump: Thanks for cutting payroll, Putin

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to reki…

  • Huge inflatable Trump chicken takes roost outside White House

  • Lack of real-world tests raises doubts on U.S. missile defense

  • Haley to review Iran nuclear activities

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  • Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful

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  • At least 11 killed at Nigeria church

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  • Mauritania votes to abolish Senate

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  • Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

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  • France opens probe over Eiffel attack

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  • 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

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  • Dutch farmers ‘powerless’ on contaminated eggs

    EDE, Netherlands (AFP-Jiji) — In the dark and silent shed of a small Dutch poultry farm, 1.8 million eggs closely packed together wait to be destroyed. In the barn, the machine that sorts and pack…

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • France has seen ‘271 jihadi militants return’

  • Kislyak: Talks with Flynn absolutely transparent

  • OSCE urges Poland to use restraint with reporter

  • ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea

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

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

  • Senior Xinjiang official fired for not fighting extremism

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

  • Venezuela assembly removes defiant chief prosecutor

  • Mercosur trade bloc suspends Caracas

  • Putin shows off spoils from Siberia fishing trip

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

  • Syrian Army takes last ISIL-held Homs town

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

  • 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

  • Venezuela’s new assembly opens, defying global criticism

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

  • ASEAN: North Korea threatens peace

  • Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

  • Report: Mueller’s team asks for Flynn documents

  • U.S. informs of Paris deal withdrawal

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

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

  • Learner pilot could face charges for fatal landing

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

  • British cybersecurity expert arrested on hacking charges

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

  • S. Korea spy agency admits poll rig attempt

  • China warns Indian troops to leave contested region

  • Maduro’s new assembly prepares to take power

  • China holds drill to shut down ‘harmful’ websites

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • China urges resuming N-talks

  • Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

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

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

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

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

  • Kim Jong Nam once ‘pleaded for his life’

  • 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


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