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  • razil’s ex-President Silva complains of witch hunt

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told a Brazilian court Wednesday that the corruption charges against him stem from a witch hunt and questioned the impartiality of the ju…

  • Democrats say they have deal with White House on Dreamers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some b…

  • Report reveals soaring homelessness in Britain

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Homelessness in England has risen by 60 percent in the past six years, fueled by rising rents and welfare reforms, a public spending watchdog said on Wednesday,…

  • Probe opens into 8 deaths at Florida nursing home

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) — Eight elderly patients died after being left inside a stifling south Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, officials said on Wednesday, prompting a…

  • U.S. may sanction oil trade with Pyongyang

  • Plans announced to bury busy road near Stonehenge

    LONDON (Reuters) — The prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge in southwest England will be freed from the sight, sound and smell of traffic under plans announced on Tuesday to bury a busy road that…

  • Evacuated ISIL fighters leave border in swap deal

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters reached Syria’s Deir al-Zor on Wednesday in return for releasing a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander…

  • Spain calls in Catalan mayors over independence vote bid

    MADRID (Reuters) — Spain’s state prosecutor has summoned more than 700 Catalan mayors who have backed an independence referendum, in an escalation of Madrid’s efforts to block the vote that it h…

  • Paris celebrates end of 100-year wait

    PARIS (AP) — The 100-year wait made victory extra-sweet for Paris. Only the weather was miserable. Paris celebrated the award of the 2024 Olympics as best it could in heavy rains on Wednesday. The …

  • N. Korea threatens to ‘sink’ Japan, ‘reduce’ U.S.

    SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) — A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. …

  • Juncker urges EU to ‘catch the wind in our sails’

    STRASBOURG (Reuters) — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged EU governments on Wednesday to take advantage of Brexit and an economic upswing to forge a tighter union at the heart of w…

  • Pyongyang stockpiling gas ‘for war’

  • Singapore selects 1st female president without a vote

    SINGAPORE (AFP-Jiji) — An establishment stalwart was named Singapore’s first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism her selection was undemocratic after she w…

  • S. Korea tests advanced air-launched missile

  • Top court OK’s new graft probe of Temer

    BRASILIA (Reuters) — A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Tuesday authorized an investigation of President Michel Temer for suspected corruption involving a decree regulating ports, adding to graft a…

  • Israel backs independence for Kurds

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader says the country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter. In an announcement early Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

  • Thousands protest Macron labour reforms in France

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Over 220,000 protesters marched against French President Emmanuel Macron’s flagship economic reforms on Tuesday in the first major demonstrations opposed to his pro-business a…

  • ‘Monkey selfie’ suit settled

    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP-Jiji) — A bizarre two-year court battle over who owns the copyright of a “monkey selfie” which went viral was finally settled on Monday — in favor of a British nature photo…

  • Trump says tougher steps needed on North Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.N. sanctions on North Korea agreed to this week were a small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal w…

  • Suu Kyi to skip U.N. assembly

    YANGON (Reuters) — Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcomi…

  • Pyongyang defiant

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea showed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new U.N. sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off wha…

  • Macron, Johnson visit hurricane-hit Caribbean

    MARIGOT, ST. Martin (AFP-Jiji) — French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson traveled Tuesday to the hurricane-hit Caribbean, rebuffing criticism over the relief ef…

  • Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AFP-Jiji) — International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a…

  • Turkey signs major missile deal with Russia

    ISTANBUL (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey has signed a deal for its first major weapons purchase from Moscow to buy S-400 missile defense systems, both sides announced Tuesday, in an accord that could trouble A…

  • U.S. Supreme Court permits Trump’s broad refugee ban

  • N. Korea warns of ‘greatest pain’

  • No hope in sight in Gulf crisis as 100-day landmark arrives

    DOHA (AFP-Jiji) — As the boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc of countries approached its 100th day Wednesday, experts warned the increasingly bitter dispute could last into 2018 and beyond. “If …

  • Saudis foil terror plot, infiltrate spy ring

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it foiled an Islamic State plot to bomb its defense ministry headquarters and also said it had arrested several people suspected of carrying out espion…

  • Floridians return to storm-battered homes

    FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) — Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state reside…

  • Militants ambush convoy in Sinai, kill 18 police

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing 18 police officers and wounding seven others in …

  • Lack of unity in Trump era spurring dissatisfaction among veteran Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republicans are bailing on Congress in growing numbers, as GOP control of Washington fails to produce the unity or legislative successes party leaders wish for. With Presid…

  • U.K. lawmakers back Brexit bill, but more battles loom

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted a key Brexit bill past its first big hurdle in Parliament early Tuesday. But many legislators branded the bill a government power grab, and vowed to change it b…

  • 1 million join rally for Catalan independence

    BARCELONA (Reuters) — Around one million Catalans rallied in Barcelona on Monday, waving red and yellow striped flags and banging drums, in a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to b…

  • Landslides, flooding hit Manila after heavy rain

    MANILA (AP) — A tropical depression dumped heavy rains in the Philippines early Tuesday, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide that killed two brothers. Five oth…

  • Peru expels DPRK envoy over nuke tests

  • China urges N. Korea to stop

  • UNSC unanimously backs new sanctions on N. Korea

  • U.N. rights chief calls Rohingya crisis ethnic cleansing

    GENEVA/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — The United Nations’ top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine…

  • U.S. sought speed in pursuit of latest N. Korea sanctions

  • U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary with hope

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the de…

  • Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc along Florida’s Gulf Coast

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 210 kph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes…

  • U.S. commemorates 9/11 terrorist attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days…

  • Iraq holding foreign wives, kids of suspected militants

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group fighters in a camp after gover…

  • Ex-Georgian president forces way into Ukraine

    SHEGYNI, Ukraine (AFP-Jiji) — Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his…

  • China thinks U.S. holds key to solving North Korea crisis

    HONG KONG (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump has regularly called on China to stop North Korea’s nuclear advancement, even saying in July it could “easily” end the crisis. In Beijing, h…

  • Myanmar rejects truce, talks with ‘terrorists’

    YANGON/SHAH PORIR DWIP ISLAND, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Myanmar on Sunday rebuffed a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in …

  • Mourners sift through wreckage after massive Mexico earthquake

    JUCHITAN DE ZARAGOZA, Mexico (AFP-Jiji) — Sobbing Mexican families followed coffins through the streets and picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earth…

  • Cambodian leader threatens to ban opposition

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened on Monday that the main opposition party would be dissolved if it continues to back detained leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged…

  • Kim fetes nuclear scientists

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country’s sixth and largest nuclear test a we…

  • McCain says aggression will lead to ‘extinction’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the U.S. needs to step up actions against North Korea and send a message to leader Kim Jong Un that aggressive acts will lead to his country’s destruction….

  • NATO head: N. Korea’s actions require global response

    LONDON (Reuters) — North Korea’s “reckless behavior” is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO has not been directly invol…

  • Lotte mulls sale of supermarkets in China

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s Lotte Shopping is considering selling its supermarkets in China and other options should political tensions between Seoul and Beijing continue next year, an offici…

  • Heavy rain, flooding hit Italy

    ROME (AP) — Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basemen…

  • Merkel open to Iran-style Pyongyang dialogue

    FRANKFURT (AFP-Jiji) — Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Mer…

  • Canine’s olfactory senses help detect ants

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists assessing long-term efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast have enlisted a four-legged expert to make sure a projec…

  • Cassini to dive into Saturn for its grand finale

    If you see a space scientist looking forlorn this month, it’s probably because NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn is about to end. There’s nothing anyone can do about it; the spacecraft has alread…

  • UNSC to vote Monday on N. Korea sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Monday afternoon on a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test,…

  • S. Korea asked for redeployment of nuclear weapons last year

    SEOUL — Cho Tae Yong, the deputy chief of South Korea’s National Security Council under the administration of former President Park Geun-hye, requested the United States to redeploy tactical nucle…

  • Bruised pope ends Colombia tour with human rights appeal

    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) — Pope Francis, his eye bandaged after a minor accident in the popemobile, wrapped up his trip to Colombia on Sunday appealing for an end to modern forms of slavery and…

  • Israeli PM’s son blasted for offensive online post

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father’s critics. Yair Netany…

  • Costa Rica: N. Korea poses imminent global threat

    North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests pose an imminent global threat, requiring all U.N. member states to exert pressure on Pyongyang, Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Manuel Go…

  • Florida residents leave en masse as Irma looms

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma’s relentless advance on Florida narrowed the window for residents to get to safety, with the latest forecasts shifting landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami…

  • UNHCR: Rohingya exodus reaches 270,000

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in nu…

  • Quake, Hurricane Katia deal Mexico a deadly double blow

    JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers sc…

  • U.S. calls for N. Korea U.N. vote on Mon.

  • Analysis / China’s ties with North Korea fray

    BEIJING (Reuters) — When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “tradition…

  • Manila stops trading with Pyongyang

    MANILA (Reuters) — The Philippines has suspended trade relations with North Korea to comply with a U.N. Security Council resolution over its repeated missile tests, Manila’s foreign minister said …

  • Trump Jr. disavows collusion to Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qu…

  • Spain blocks Catalan independence vote

    MADRID (Reuters) — Spain’s central authorities moved on Thursday to crush plans by the northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an independence referendum and took steps to prosecute regional law…

  • Prince George starts school

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday, but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him …

  • Macron to Europe: Reform or decline

    ATHENS (Reuters) — Europe risks subjugation to China and the United States unless it becomes more sovereign and democratic, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday in a speech underlining…

  • Trump says military action against N. Korea not inevitable

  • Mexico expels N. Korea envoy

  • Watchdog: Many U.S. Navy ships in Pacific lack certification

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A U.S. government watchdog said Thursday that more than a third of U.S. Navy ships based out of Japan had expired warfare training certifications, as lawmakers raised concern…

  • Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean, heads for Florida

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (Reuters) — The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday shaking buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the…

  • 15 killed as strong quake hits Mexico

    MEXICO CITY(AFP-Jiji) — A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone count…

  • Chinese tycoon seeks U.S. political asylum

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said, in a move tha…

  • S. Korea PM: North may launch ICBM Saturday

  • Trump makes offer to mediate talks on Qatar crisis

  • Images of solar flares captured

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, the U.S. Nation…

  • Suu Kyi: Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in Rakhine

    YANGON/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estim…

  • Israeli jets strike Syrian military facility

    BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Ass…

  • Wang: China backs further actions

  • Xi to Trump: Resolve via talks

  • U.S. military apologizes for offensive propaganda

    KABUL (Reuters) — A senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for a “highly offensive” leaflet containing a Koran passage used in the Taliban militants’ banner superimposed ont…

  • Up to 300,000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims could flee violence in northwestern Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, a U.N. agency official said on Wednesday, warning of a fun…

  • NATO: All states must comply with sanctions

    TALLINN (Reuters) — NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday all countries must comply with sanctions on North Korea as the international community ratchets up pressure on the reclusive regime f…

  • 15 states, D.C. sue over Trump’s DACA move

  • S. Korea prepares 4 THAAD units amid fear over N. Korea

    SEOUL (Bloomberg) — Four launchers for a U.S. missile shield arrived at a military base in South Korea on Thursday, as Seoul warned North Korea may launch a new missile as soon as this weekend. So…

  • Syrian govt used chemical weapons 27 times, U.N. says

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during Syria’s civil war, including in April’s deadly attack on Khan Sheikhoun, U.N. war crimes investig…

  • 2 fashion giants ban overly skinny models

    PARIS (Reuters) — French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages…

  • Pope in Colombia to promote unity

    BOGOTA (Reuters) — Pope Francis arrived in Colombia on Wednesday with a message of unity for a nation deeply divided by a peace deal that ended a five-decade war with Marxist FARC rebels but left ma…

  • U.N. mulls oil, textile ban on North Korea

  • Facebook reveals Russia misinformation ad drive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 20…

  • Catalonia sets independence vote for Oct. 1

    MADRID (AP) — Voters in Spain’s prosperous Catalonia region will be asked to choose in less than a month if they want to secede from Spain, the region’s pro-independence ruling government annou…

  • Trump sides with Democrats on debt limit

    WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding…

  • Hurricane Irma tears into Caribbean as Florida braces

    SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with tree-snapping …

  • Dhaka govt sources: Myanmar laying landmines near border

    DHAKA (Reuters) — Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have bee…

  • China’s intimidation of U.N. officials slammed

    GENEVA (AP) — China has tried to intimidate, blacklist and squelch the voices of rights advocates who operate within the U.N. system, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday, calling on Beijing…

  • Unprecedented hurricane hits Caribbean

    ST. JOHN’S (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, churning along a path pointing t…

  • Trump orders end to program protecting young immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama’s program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally …

  • Putin ridicules state of U.S. politics

    XIAMEN, China (Reuters) — Russia reserves the right to cut further the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, in response to what he called Wash…

  • Syrian forces break 3-year ISIL siege

    BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Russian and Iranian firepower, President Bashar Assad’s forces reached besieged troops Tuesday at a garrison in Syria’s eastern city of Deir el-Zour, breaking a nearly t…

  • Putin says progress on N. Korea not possible without dialogue

    VLADIVOSTOK/SEOUL (Reuters) — Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting his South Korean counterp…

  • N. Korea diplomat warns of ‘more gift packages’ for U.S.

    GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) — A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyo…

  • N-test ‘caused landslides’

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea’s weekend nuclear test triggered landslides in the detonation area and beyond, satellite pictures showed Wednesday, but left no crater visible from a collapse. The…

  • Hanoi-Beijing tensions rise over S. China Sea

    HANOI (AFP-Jiji) — Vietnam has delivered a sharp rebuke to China over military drills in the South China Sea, the second such warning in a week as tensions rise between the countries over the disput…

  • Leaked paper details British plans to limit EU migrants after Brexit

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Britain intends to impose limits on low-skilled EU workers and restrict the arrival of Europeans’ family members after Brexit, according to a leaked document posted on the Guar…

  • The secret life of extinct dodos revealed

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Has any animal suffered greater ignominy than the ill-fated dodo? “A strange and grotesque specimen of bird … bearing a ridiculous bent bill,” was the verdict of early 17th…

  • Suu Kyi feels heat as over 100,000 Rohingya flee attacks

    DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop …

  • Turkey blames ‘populism’ for Merkel switch on EU talks

    ANKARA (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey on Monday accused German politicians of surrendering to populism and urged them to give up their “careless language” after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek…

  • Germany sees rise in ‘Russian’ cyber-attacks

    BERLIN (Reuters) — A top leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said her website had been hit by thousands of cyber-attacks — many from Russian IP addresses — before Su…

  • Young U.S. immigrants prepare for worst

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Donald Trump was expected to end were battling to keep those protections Monday, while preparing for the worst. …

  • Colombia signs deal with last guerilla group

    BOGOTA (AP) — Colombia’s government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral ceasefire Monday ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step towar…

  • Britain: Time running out for N. Irish parties

    BELFAST (Reuters) — Northern Ireland’s political parties are rapidly running out of time to restore a devolved power-sharing government, Britain’s minister for the region said on Monday, as he s…

  • Xi urges ‘healthy’ India ties after border spat

    XIAMEN, China (AFP-Jiji) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Tuesday to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two nuclear-armed neighbors should pur…

  • Tainan mayor confirmed as new Taiwan premier

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan has appointed as premier William Lai, the mayor of its southern city of Tainan, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, as she moved to shore up declining public support. …

  • U.N. panel: N. Korea evades sanctions, reaps foreign cash

  • Seoul welcomes agreement

  • Putin warns of ‘global catastrophe’ over N. Korea

  • Trump agrees ‘in principle’ to scrap ROK warhead weight limit

  • Haley: Kim begging for war

  • U.S. urges ‘strongest’ U.N. actions on North

  • S. Korea Navy holds live-fire drills

  • G-7 calls for new UNSC sanctions against N. Korea

  • Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason, espionage

    PHNOM PENH (AFP-Jiji) — A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason and espionage over an alleged conspiracy with unnamed foreigners, as strongman premier Hun Sen t…

  • Macron to push for sanctions against Venezuela

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron met with Venezuelan opposition leaders Monday to discuss the embattled nation’s humanitarian and political crisis, two days after a leading activist w…

  • Drug cuts heart risks by curbing inflammation

    For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also had…

  • Obama offered advice in farewell letter to Trump

  • WWII-era bomb defused in Frankfurt

    FRANKFURT (AP) — Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday. Hospital patients …

  • Saudi Arabia’s annual Hajj pilgrimage comes to an end

    MECCA (AP) — The annual five-day Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia known as Hajj is officially over. Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, announced Sunday the formal end of the pilgrimag…

  • Taiwan premier Lin resigns

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of the presid…

  • China pledges $80 mil. funding

    XIAMEN, China (Reuters) — China will give 500 million yuan ($76.4 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, and another $4 million for projects at the BRICS countries’ New De…

  • Xi calls for BRICS to play a bigger role in world governance

    XIAMEN, China (AP) — Five major emerging economies opened a summit Monday to map out their future course, with host Chinese President Xi Jinping calling on them to play a bigger role in world govern…

  • Iran tests home-grown air defense system

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran has tested its home-grown air defense system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defense has said. “In parallel with the de…

  • Tehran warns off U.S. U2 spy plane, drone

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran’s air defenses have forced an approaching U.S. spy plane and a reconnaissance drone to change course near its air space over the past six months, a military official was qu…

  • Iran upholds jail terms for 3 U.S. nationals

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — The Iranian judiciary on Sunday upheld 10-year jail terms for an American, two U.S.-Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese permanent resident of the United States for “collabor…

  • Merkel backs end to EU-Turkey talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek an end to Turkey’s membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised de…

  • Poll: Chancellor more credible

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hold her ground in a television debate ahead of German elections, under attack from her Social Democrat (SPD) rival on refugee policy, ties w…

  • Syrian Army, allies race to Deir al-Zor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syria’s army and its allies raced toward their enclave in the Euphrates city of Deir al-Zor after a rapid advance on Sunday, seeking to relieve it after years of Islamic State …

  • Trump rebukes Seoul over test

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of “appeasement” after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen…

  • Mattis warns Pyongyang threats risk massive U.S. military response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any threat from the North…

  • U.K.: Commitment to Nordic, Baltic states won’t waver

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain will pledge on Monday that its commitment to security and defense in Nordic and Baltic nations will not change after Brexit, seeking to reassure states affected by what f…

  • South Korea simulates attack; ICBM launch plan suspected

    SEOUL (AP) — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test …

  • Obituary / John Ashbery / Poet

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday …

  • Obituary / Walter Becker / Guitarist, bassist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rock and roll fan with a penchant for harmony and obtuse references, Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more th…

  • Cambodian paper shuts amid crackdown

  • Moscow: Closure of U.S. facilities ‘hostile act’

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia demanded Sunday that the United States rethink its shuttering of Moscow’s diplomatic premises, insisting that Washington bore sole responsibility for worsening ties aft…

  • Largest wildfire in L.A. forces hundreds to evacuate

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city’s history, prompting the evacuation of hun…

  • Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

    ISTANBUL (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey and Russia are inching toward an accord for the first major Turkish weapons purchase from Moscow, troubling Ankara’s allies in NATO even though the deal may not ultima…

  • Kenya president warns judiciary after nullification of election result

    NAIROBI (AP) — Kenya’s president promised Saturday to “fix” the judicial system a day after the Supreme Court nullified his re-election, and he warned the chief justice and judiciary not to i…

  • More Rohingya pour into Bangladesh; camps at full capacity

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in west…

  • U.S. takes over Russian posts in San Francisco, D.C., N.Y.

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  • China sets Oct. 18 for key Communist Party congress

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  • Macron unveils ‘mother of all reforms’

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  • ‘No sign’ of imminent DPRK N-test

  • Taliban chief strikes moderate holiday tone

  • Hezbollah-brokered ISIL deal blocked by U.S.-led airstrike

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  • China, India rivalry looms over BRICS talks

  • Lebanese deal on ISIL evacuation angers many

  • Peru opposition leader Fujimori probed over graft

  • First lady’s fashion stirs controversy

  • Missile intercepts by U.S. considered

  • China working with U.N.

  • Venezuelan assembly demands probe and trial of ‘traitors’

  • U.S. officials say missile likely be Hwasong-12

  • U.N. condemns ‘outrageous’ North Korea missile launch

  • Juncker blasts Britain for unanswered Brexit questions

  • Cha to be named as Seoul envoy

  • Trump surveys devastated Texas as Harvey rages on

  • High-tech ‘yarn’ could generate electricity

  • Mars weather cloudy with chance of frosty nighttime snowstorm

  • China: Tensions at tipping point

  • N. Korea leader Kim has 3rd child: reports

  • Flamboyant Indian guru jailed for 20 years for rape

  • Barnier concerned over slow pace of Brexit talks

  • N.Y. watchdog set to fine Pakistan’s biggest bank over dubious practices

  • Tillerson to abolish most special envoys

  • Missiles a message of ‘defiance’

  • Migrant deal struck by key European, African nations

  • Trump defends move to pardon Arpaio

  • Trump’s lawyer reveals Russia business plan

  • More dead in Houston amid fears worse is still to come

  • Hamas chief says ties with Iran restored

  • Pilgrims converge on Mecca prior to annual Hajj

  • Researchers find recovery of brain lags after concussion

  • North Korea fires projectile over Japan

  • Trump renews threat to scrap NAFTA

  • U.K. pushes for talks about the future, EU wants divorce first

  • Tillerson sidesteps defending Trump over Charlottesville

  • Big impact feared for Texas oil, economy

  • Lebanon finds remains of troops suspected kidnapped by ISIL

  • Former Colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party

  • Pakistan postpones U.S. visit after Trump speech

  • Labour Party backs Britain staying in EU single market

  • Guatemala president expels U.N. anticorruption chief

  • Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

  • U.S. Secretary of State still seeks talks with N. Korea

  • Finland police confirm identify of suspect in stabbing attack

  • Gunfire heard near Bangladesh border as 1,000s flee Myanmar

  • Report: Pyongyang continuing N-activities

  • Unwanted statues? Taiwan has the answer

  • Rescuers pluck hundreds from Houston floodwaters

  • India, China to end border standoff

  • Politics take center stage at MTV awards

  • Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis

  • Britain calls for EU ‘flexibility’ in talks

  • More Mandarin ‘needed to fight poverty’

  • China’s top anti-graft inspector under investigation for graft

  • Saudi-led strike on Yemen a ‘mistake’

  • Venezuela shuts 2 radio stations, holds military exercises after threat from U.S.

  • Opposition chief challenges Erdogan with 4-day congress

  • Lebanon Army declares ceasefire against ISIL

  • ISIL claims Brussels knife attack

  • China promotes army general who fought Vietnam in ’79

  • Analysis / Trump pardon latest judicial affront

  • Poll: Macron sees popularity fall to 40%

  • Al-Shabaab senior member killed in strike

  • Defiant Barcelona marches against terrorist attack

  • Iraq recaptures ISIL stronghold

  • Historians warn against rushing to remove statues

  • Trump’s first pardon spares political ally

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

  • France, Poland have bitter row over EU labor reforms

  • Party official: Yingluck fled to Dubai

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

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

  • Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind, heavy rain

  • Trump directs Pentagon to extend transgender recruit ban

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

  • Mattis: Moscow wants to redraw borders by force

  • N. Korea opens door to Russia tourists

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

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

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

  • Yingluck skips court; arrest warrant issued

  • Science envoy resigns over Charlottesville

  • Kushner’s Mideast push met with skepticism

  • Russian N-bombers fly rare mission near Korean Peninsula

  • ‘Acoustic attack’ affects 16 Americans in Havana

  • 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

  • Samsung heir given 5-year prison sentence for bribery

  • Solar panels spotlight China-N. Korea trade

  • Within 24 hours, Trump gives two wildly different speeches

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

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

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

  • Graft-buster not on China leadership list

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

  • Xi vows to work with Moon on differences

  • Russia sends N-capable bombers near Japan, ROK

  • U.S. Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander

  • DPRK may have new SLBM designs

  • Dutch police probe Spanish van after terrorist attack tip

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

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

  • Barcelona van attackers also plotted ‘several’ bombings

  • Trump blames media for criticism of remarks on Virginia violence

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

  • Dozens killed in airstrikes on Syrian city of Raqqa

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

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

  • 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

  • Remains of sailors found

  • Mnuchin’s wife sorry over Instagram post

  • Trump vows to win seemingly unwinnable Afghanistan war

  • Texas man accused of trying to bomb Confederate statue

  • Poll finds most Americans want monuments to stay

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

  • Duterte: Possibility of abuses in drug war

  • Britain pushes combined goods, services plan in Brexit talks

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

  • China rights lawyer confesses in ‘subversion’ trial

  • Barcelona fugitive killed; imam confirmed dead

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

  • 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.

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

  • U.S. scales back Russian visa services

  • 2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy

  • Charter defines role of French president’s wife

  • Climate change alters timing of flooding in European rivers

  • Bangladesh expands wildlife sanctuary for tigers

  • Alternative cures tied to higher cancer mortality

  • Saudi carrier: No landing permit

  • Qatar World Cup stadium to be shaped like Arabian cap

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

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

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

  • Trudeau: Do not enter Canada ‘irregularly’

  • Khatami issues rare public call

  • Merkel slams Turkey’s use of Interpol

  • Asian Games: Pride on line for Indonesia

  • Trump eyes Afghanistan’s minerals to pay for war

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

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

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

  • Deadly rocket hits near trade fair

  • Russia: Jets kill 200 ISIL fighters

  • Assad: West’s plots against me foiled

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

  • Comedy icon Jerry Lewis dies at 91

  • Evangelical leaders stand by Trump

  • Activists protest jail sentences in H.K.

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

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

  • Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors festivities

  • Australia releases guide to prevent vehicle attacks

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

  • Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

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

  • Finland intelligence agency: Stabbings likely terror act

  • German writer critical of Erdogan arrested in Spain

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

  • Trump thanks ousted Bannon for his service

  • Iraq starts offensive to take back Tal Afar from ISIL

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

  • Protesters block neo-Nazi march in Berlin

  • Boston march against hate speech avoids Virginia chaos

  • Cambridge University Press complies with China request

  • Wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis found

  • Train derails in India, killing at least 23

  • State funeral for Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’

  • China snubs Universiade ceremony in Taiwan

  • Spain hunts for driver in van rampage

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

  • Maduro-backed body usurps Venezuela congress’ authority

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

  • Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan, border security strategy

  • Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow makes 1st appearance

  • U.S. Cyber Command status raised

  • Police say larger Spain attacks had been planned

  • Bannon ousted from White House

  • Landslide on Chuo Expwy injures 6

  • Undocumented minors united by soccer in face of harsh realities

  • 2 killed in Finland knife attack

  • Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

  • Republicans turn on Trump after he defends monuments

  • Forest fires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

  • Mattis: Decision on strategy for Afghanistan very near

  • Paris terror suspect to be tried in Belgium

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

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

  • Focus on China puts Bannon out of step

  • Saudis reopen Qatar border for Hajj pilgrimage

  • Night of eerie silence in Barcelona

  • 13 killed, 100 injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

  • Taiwan presidential office guard attacked

  • Merkel lauds China for easing N. Korea crisis

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

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

  • Trump dismantles 2 business councils

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

  • Pence slams supremacists but skirts president’s comments

  • 4 Baltimore Confederate statues removed overnight

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

  • Bannon: No military solution to N. Korea

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

  • Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for disabled

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

  • Tillerson: Dialogue up to Kim Jong Un

  • False alert issued in Guam

  • U.N. concludes FARC disarmament mission

  • Trump signs order to speed up infrastructure

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

  • Falling tree kills 13 at Portugal festival

  • Trump again casts blame on both sides

  • Monsoon floods kill over 200 in South Asia

  • Obama message goes viral

  • U.S. chasing ‘ambitious’ NAFTA deal

  • Taiwan minister quits after blackout hits much of island

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

  • 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

  • Activists topple Confederate statue in N. Carolina

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

  • Hong Kong activist held for ‘misleading’ police

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

  • Hungry Venezuelans walk to Colombia to find food

  • At least 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, flooding

  • Rouhani threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

  • 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

  • Taylor Swift wins assault trial against DJ who groped her

  • Moon says war with N. Korea unthinkable

  • At least 4 shot, killed in Acapulco

  • Mahathir’s town hall marred by violence

  • Monsoon disasters kill 94 in Nepal, India

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

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

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

  • Scaramucci deletes tweets

  • Kushner amends financial disclosure form 39 times

  • Iran blames Trump’s ‘arbitrary’ policies

  • U.S. probes China firm over North

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  • 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

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

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

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  • 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

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

  • American reportedly held in N. Korea

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • Malaysia, North Korea to discuss return of Malaysians

  • North Korea allows 2 Malaysians to leave

  • Japan calls for further UNSC action on Pyongyang

  • 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

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • Malaysia to deport N. Korean detained over murder

  • 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

  • Malaysia: Airport safe after attack

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