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  • Lebanon Army declares ceasefire against ISIL

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Lebanon’s army on Sunday announced a pause in its offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group along the border with Syria to allow for neg…

  • ISIL claims Brussels knife attack

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists on Saturday claimed the knife attack against patrolling soldiers a day before in Brussels, an assault that came just hour…

  • China promotes army general who fought Vietnam in ’79

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s military has promoted an army general who fought Vietnam in a brief border war in 1979, the Defense Ministry said, part of a broad reshuffle expected as part of this au…

  • Analysis / Trump pardon latest judicial affront

  • Poll: Macron sees popularity fall to 40%

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop the previous month, according to a…

  • Al-Shabaab senior member killed in strike

    CAIRO (Reuters) — A senior commander in Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a U.S. airstrike, the group said Saturday in an online statement. Soma…

  • Defiant Barcelona marches against terrorist attack

    BARCELONA (AFP-Jiji) — Tens of thousands of people marched through the heart of Barcelona on Saturday in a defiant display of unity against terrorism, joined by Spain’s King Felipe VI — who non…

  • Iraq recaptures ISIL stronghold

    TAL AFAR, Iraq (AFP-Jiji) — Iraqi forces announced Saturday the ouster of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group jihadists from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel, leaving…

  • Historians warn against rushing to remove statues

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other his…

  • Trump’s first pardon spares political ally

    PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman’s rec…

  • Maduro sees U.S. sanctions as attempt to force default

    CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings in new debt from the Venezuelan government or its state oil company on Friday in an effor…

  • France, Poland have bitter row over EU labor reforms

    VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bitter exchange of words erupted between France and Poland on Friday after French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland’s opposition to plans to change Euro…

  • Party official: Yingluck fled to Dubai

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling…

  • North Korea fires short-range missiles / U.S. says 1 of 3 exploded immediately

    SEOUL (AP) — North Korea fired several rockets into the sea Saturday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involvi…

  • Brussels man shot after ‘terrorist attack;’ man injures 2 police officers in London

  • Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind, heavy rain

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the Uni…

  • Trump directs Pentagon to extend transgender recruit ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibil…

  • N. Korea fires missiles; U.S. says tests fail

  • Mattis: Moscow wants to redraw borders by force

    KIEV (AP) — On the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from Moscow, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia of menacing Europe and suggested that he favors providing Ukraine with …

  • N. Korea opens door to Russia tourists

  • India top court’s privacy ruling is blow to govt

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) — India’s top court unanimously ruled on Thursday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that will impact everything from the way companies handle pe…

  • H.K. pro-independence duo lose appeal over council seats

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Hong Kong’s highest court dismissed an appeal by two pro-independence lawmakers contesting their disqualification from the legislature last year on Friday, effectively rulin…

  • U.S. hospital worker claims record $758.7 million lottery jackpot

    BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — a $758.7 million Powerball prize — …

  • Yingluck skips court; arrest warrant issued

    BANGKOK (AFP-Jiji) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to…

  • Science envoy resigns over Charlottesville

  • Kushner’s Mideast push met with skepticism

  • Russian N-bombers fly rare mission near Korean Peninsula

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean Peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exerc…

  • ‘Acoustic attack’ affects 16 Americans in Havana

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Mysterious “incidents” caused physical symptoms in at least 16 Americans linked to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, the State Department said on Thursday, in what media reports …

  • Trump attacks GOP leaders over U.S. debt ceiling ‘mess’

  • Macron optimistic on EU labor agreement on ‘posted workers’

  • U.K. wants EU to accept data protection after Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain said Thursday it wanted to cooperate with the European Union over data protection and have its rules accepted by the bloc after it leaves. It proposed using an “adequ…

  • Samsung heir given 5-year prison sentence for bribery

    SEOUL (Reuters) — The billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Lee Jae Yong, was jailed for five years for bribery on Friday in a watershed for the country’s decades-long economic order …

  • Solar panels spotlight China-N. Korea trade

    Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan’s shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash. Yuan, manager of Sangle…

  • Within 24 hours, Trump gives two wildly different speeches

  • Pence: U.S. won’t stand idle as Venezuela crumbles

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed a sympathetic crowd of Venezuelans in South Florida on Wednesday and pledged the United States will use its economic and diplomatic power…

  • U.N. panel asks U.S. to condemn racism

    GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of urging the United States to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject racist hate speech and crimes after a…

  • Russia ‘nothing but cordial’ in Syria, U.S. military says

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) — Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the …

  • Graft-buster not on China leadership list

    China’s top graft-buster Wang Qishan is not among the latest candidates for the seven-member Political Bureau Standing Committee, the nation’s top leadership group, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned…

  • Iran, Saudi Arabia to exchange 1st diplomatic visits since ties cut

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Iran and Saudi Arabia will exchange diplomatic visits soon, Tehran said on Wednesday, indicating a possible thaw in relations between the regional rivals since they severed diplo…

  • Xi vows to work with Moon on differences

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea’s President Moon Jae In to address differences between the two countries properly, the officia…

  • Russia sends N-capable bombers near Japan, ROK

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble …

  • U.S. Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander

    TOKYO (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. The firing o…

  • DPRK may have new SLBM designs

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wal…

  • Dutch police probe Spanish van after terrorist attack tip

    ROTTERDAM (AFP-Jiji) — Dutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly cancelled ove…

  • Clinton: My ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered during debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump’s pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable “my skin crawled.” She says in her…

  • Egypt angered by U.S. aid cuts over human rights

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration’s decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move giv…

  • Barcelona van attackers also plotted ‘several’ bombings

    MADRID (Reuters) — An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspe…

  • Trump blames media for criticism of remarks on Virginia violence

  • Red Cross: 24 million affected by S. Asia floods

    GENEVA (AFP-Jiji) — More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday. …

  • Dozens killed in airstrikes on Syrian city of Raqqa

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and opposition activists said Tuesday that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa have killed dozens of civilians. U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters have b…

  • Venezuela seeks cross-border arrest of ex-chief prosecutor

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would seek international cooperation to arrest a fired chief prosecutor who fled the country after defying him amid a dea…

  • Iraqi forces retake 1st three Tal Afar districts from ISIL

    TAL ABTA, Iraq (AFP-Jiji) — Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pent…

  • Kim starting to show respect, Trump says

  • U.S. ups pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghanistan war

  • U.S. sanctions target China, Russia firms

  • Kushner leading U.S. delegation to Middle East

  • U.S. Navy to relieve 7th Fleet commander

    WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) — The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters,…

  • Remains of sailors found

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S….

  • Mnuchin’s wife sorry over Instagram post

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin apologized on Tuesday after she posted an Instagram photo and comments that were slammed as being tone deaf and elitist. …

  • Trump vows to win seemingly unwinnable Afghanistan war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war. How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultima…

  • Texas man accused of trying to bomb Confederate statue

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who’s previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Ho…

  • Poll finds most Americans want monuments to stay

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many …

  • U.S. Navy orders global fleet to pause after crash

    WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy directed its worldwide fleet to take stock of operations and pinpoint gaps after the second collision involving an American naval vessel in Asia in rece…

  • Duterte: Possibility of abuses in drug war

    MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government’s war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were inv…

  • Britain pushes combined goods, services plan in Brexit talks

    LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Britain urged the European Union on Monday not to separate goods from services in Brexit talks, further outlining its negotiating stance to try to nudge discussions forwa…

  • London’s Big Ben bell falls silent for repairs until 2021

    LONDON (AP) — After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few speci…

  • China rights lawyer confesses in ‘subversion’ trial

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer whose case has drawn international concern confessed to charges of “inciting subversion of state power” on Tuesday in what Amnesty In…

  • Barcelona fugitive killed; imam confirmed dead

    SUBIRATS, Spain (AFP-Jiji) — Spanish police shot dead on Monday Barcelona terror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national who was wearing a fake …

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / President gains 80% approval through populist policies

    This is the third and final installment in a series. “This is a great turning point toward a safer South Korea.” On June 19, South Korean President Moon Jae In suddenly announced his policy…

  • N. Korea vows response; U.S. dismisses threat

  • Taliban condemn Trump’s move

  • U.N. says N. Korea shipments to Syrian arms agency foiled

  • Solar eclipse spreads wonder across U.S.

    CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Ore. (Reuters) — As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eye…

  • U.S. to send more troops to Afghanistan / Trump renews strategy, sees no speedy exit

  • U.S. scales back Russian visa services

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — The United States began to scale back its visa services in Russia on Monday, drawing an angry reaction from Moscow three weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Washington t…

  • 2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy

    ROME (AFP-Jiji) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction that left two people dead at peak tourist season, authorities said, as rescue workers st…

  • Charter defines role of French president’s wife

    PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s office published a charter Monday detailing the role his wife will play during his term, a first for France but a step down from his initial plan to give h…

  • Climate change alters timing of flooding in European rivers

    OSLO (Reuters) — Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scie…

  • Bangladesh expands wildlife sanctuary for tigers

    DHAKA (AFP-Jiji) — Bangladesh has more than doubled the size of the wildlife sanctuary in the world’s largest mangrove forest to try to protect endangered Bengal tigers whose numbers have fallen s…

  • Alternative cures tied to higher cancer mortality

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the lead scientist of a new study …

  • Saudi carrier: No landing permit

    DUBAI (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Sunday its aircraft have not been given permission to land in Doha to pick up Qatari pilgrims for the annual Hajj after the king authorized flights to transport peopl…

  • Qatar World Cup stadium to be shaped like Arabian cap

    DOHA (Reuters) — Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organisers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament de…

  • Tech leaders urge U.N. to act over robotic weapons

    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP-Jiji) — More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence leaders including billionaire Elon Musk are urging the United Nations to take action against the dangers of autonomous …

  • N.Z. party leader quits in close election race

    WELLINGTON (AP) — The leader of a small New Zealand political party says he won’t contest next month’s election, making him the third leader to quit this month in a campaign that’s been trans…

  • Hunt for Barcelona driver extended to all of Europe / 22-year-old man could have crossed border into France

    BARCELONA (Reuters) — Spanish police on Monday extended the search for the man who killed 13 people in Barcelona by ramming a van into crowds to all of Europe as details emerged of how he fled on fo…

  • Trudeau: Do not enter Canada ‘irregularly’

    MONTREAL (Reuters) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who once took to Twitter to welcome Syrian refugees into the country, said on Sunday that there would be “no advantage” to entering …

  • Khatami issues rare public call

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday,…

  • Merkel slams Turkey’s use of Interpol

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey’s use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that thi…

  • Asian Games: Pride on line for Indonesia

    JAKARTA (AFP-Jiji) — On a dusty construction site in central Jakarta, amid sacks of cement and bulldozers, hundreds of high-vis clad workers toil away to bring Indonesia’s Asian Games dream to lif…

  • Trump eyes Afghanistan’s minerals to pay for war

  • U.S. warship, tanker collide in Singapore; 10 missing

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Ten sailors went missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartmen…

  • U.S., South Korea start annual war games

    SEOUL (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s …

  • Finland’s knife attack suspect named, due to appear in court

    HELSINKI (Reuters) — An 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker will appear in court on Tuesday over a knife attack in the city of Turku that killed two women and wounded eight people in what police sus…

  • Deadly rocket hits near trade fair

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria’s capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years. The Damasc…

  • Russia: Jets kill 200 ISIL fighters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group’s fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, k…

  • Assad: West’s plots against me foiled

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday his country had foiled Western designs to topple him but his army had not yet won the fight to end Syria’s six-year-old insurgency. …

  • Chinese daily: Western publishers can go away if they don’t like rules

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — The censorship in China of hundreds of academic papers from a prominent journal will have little impact because readership is so small, but if Western institutions don’t like…

  • Comedy icon Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur an…

  • Evangelical leaders stand by Trump

  • Activists protest jail sentences in H.K.

    HONG KONG (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow,…

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / Reconciliation with North Korea at a standstill

    This is the second installment in a series. At a July 1 meeting with South Koreans living overseas during a visit to the United States, President Moon Jae In emphasized, “[South Korea] will be …

  • U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing. The navy sai…

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Report: Russia probe leader wants words with Priebus

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

  • Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

  • Reports: Yemen’s Houthis target coalition warship

  • Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters

  • Pakistani court recommends parliament review blasphemy law

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

  • Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

  • 3 dead as white nationalists ignite clashes in Virginia

  • U.S. may open Section 301 probe

  • China probes social media platforms

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

  • Kenyatta elected to 2nd term in presidential vote

  • Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliamentary seat

  • IOC meeting to discuss threat of North Korea

  • Contaminated egg scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

  • Guam issues emergency nuclear guidelines

  • Wheelchair could close disabled gap

  • Trump, Xi rebuke N. Korea aggression

  • N. Korea may be preparing submarine missile test

  • Lavrov urges U.S. to cool down first

  • Beyond bluster, Washington, Pyongyang in regular contact

  • Climate report confirms new highs for temperatures in ’16

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

  • Hong Kong activist claims Chinese agents attacked him

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

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

  • McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

  • 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

  • Canadian freed from N. Korea heads home

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

  • U.S. sanctions 8 more in Venezuela

  • S. Korea prepared to act

  • Trump: Thanks for cutting payroll, Putin

  • 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

  • Hearing loss of U.S. envoys in Cuba blamed on covert device

  • Trump’s old home listed on Airbnb

  • N. Korea considers plan to fire missiles toward Guam

  • Mattis: Don’t make us bring you down

  • China ‘starts’ key conclave ahead of party congress

  • Britain offered restricted EU residency rights

  • 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’

  • Guam residents feel growing concern over N. Korea threat

  • Latest Paris attack suspect shot, held

  • Trump touts nuclear arsenal

  • Deadly protests ensue after Kenya vote

  • Tillerson: Trump aims to send message to North

  • FBI searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

  • Analysis / China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over row

  • U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam

  • Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful

  • Zuma survives no-confidence vote; some ANC lawmakers join opposition

  • Macron to backpedal on creating first lady status

  • Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russia fighter jets

  • Iran president’s Cabinet choices cut Guard from Defense Ministry

  • Car rams into French soldiers

  • Iranian drone comes close to U.S. fighter jet

  • Trump warns of ‘fire and fury’

  • Chicago sues White House for sanctuary cities plan

  • Top S. Korea lawyer sorry for state abuses

  • ARF shows grave concern over DPRK

  • Strong quake hits southwest China; 13 dead, 175 hurt

  • Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea links

  • Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips, agenda stalls

  • Italy arrests volunteer firefighter for starting forest blazes

  • U.N. warns of crisis at Pacific refugee camp

  • Lebanese Army prepares to clear border area of ISIL militants

  • 9/11 victim identified 16 years after attacks

  • Kenyans vote in closely contested election

  • Venezuela factions stake claims to power

  • U.S. will talk to N. Korea ‘if it stops missile tests’

  • Sperm count seen to be declining in the West

  • Researchers hope for probiotic beer hit

  • Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in S. Asia

  • At least 11 killed at Nigeria church

  • Mauritania votes to abolish Senate

  • Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

  • France opens probe over Eiffel attack

  • Australia locates missing U.S. Osprey

  • Belgium started checks in June

  • Dutch farmers ‘powerless’ on contaminated eggs

  • China media stress limits to N. Korea sanctions

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

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

  • Tillerson: Russia issues can be settled

  • Venezuela quells attack on military base; 2 shot dead

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

  • Israel offers asylum to Iran blogger

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

  • 4 soldiers die on Iranian military base

  • 2 rebels killed on Iran’s northwest border

  • 50 killed in Afghan attack

  • Rifts in U.S. govt arise on Afghanistan

  • Pence denies report on presidential bid in 2020

  • Conway: Firing Mueller not mulled

  • 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

  • Scaramucci deletes tweets

  • Kushner amends financial disclosure form 39 times

  • 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

  • Malaysia: VX agent used in Kim murder

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • State-run news agency blames Malaysia

  • Report:North Korean diplomat supervised plot to murder Kim

  • Tillerson affirms need for strong Beijing ties

  • China missile buildings nearly ready

  • Kim suspect had mystery life in Malaysia

  • N. Korean diplomat wanted over killing

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

  • Cause of death still unclear

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

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

  • DPRK envoy raps probe

  • Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

  • 2 suspects in Kim murder claim ignorance

  • Report: Kim Jong Nam’s family under protection

  • Malaysia a key base for N. Korean agents

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

  • 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

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