N. Korea foreign minister: Trump has declared war 2:34 am, September 27, 2017

  • N. Korea foreign minister: Trump has declared war

  • U.S. Navy Pacific commander retiring after fatal collisions

    TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift said he plans to retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wak…

  • Trump posts tweet on Puerto Rico crisis, debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island’s struggles before Hurricane Maria…

  • Turnout high in Kurdish referendum

    ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) — Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and internat…

  • U.S. warns Kurds vote will boost instability

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States warned that an independence referendum Monday for Iraqi Kurdistan to break away from Baghdad will “increase instability.” “The United States is dee…

  • Wildlife pays price of Kenya’s illegal grazing

    NAIROBI (AFP-Jiji) — “It’s devastating. I’ve been following them every day of my life for the last year,” said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya’s central Laikipia region. “Th…

  • Global warming predicted to expand typhoon wind areas

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The strong wind areas of typhoons are estimated to expand if global warming increases further in the future, a study by a Japanese team has shown. The research article by the j…

  • Feuds and politics divide world of taekwondo

    PYONGYANG (AFP-Jiji) — As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to hug each other tearful…

  • Basque leader: Allow Catalan referendum

    MADRID (AFP-Jiji) — The regional leader of Spain’s Basque Country, where nationalist sentiments run high, urged Madrid on Sunday to allow independence referendums like those held in Scotland and …

  • Pope’s sex abuse advisers also consider children of priests

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roma…

  • Polish president unveils court reform in democratic test

    WARSAW (Reuters) — Polish President Andrzej Duda unveiled proposals on Monday for judiciary reform that is viewed by the European Union and critics of the government as a crucial gauge of Warsaw’…

  • Myanmar police: 28 Hindus slain by Muslim group

    YANGON (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine State….

  • Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum

    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors …

  • Airstrikes jolt northern Syria despite ceasefire

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria on Sunday for the first time in months since a ceasefire took hold in the province, killing one, activists and a war monitoring…

  • Macron’s new party suffers its 1st setback in Senate vote

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist political party suffered its first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday in which the right-wing Republicans party stre…

  • Kushner used private email for official business

  • Germany’s jubilant far-right AfD has Merkel in its sights

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Swept into parliament by those Germans angered at the arrival of more than a million refugees and migrants, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) had a stark message for Cha…

  • U.S. airstrikes in Libya kill 17 ISIL militants

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Six U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said Sunday, th…

  • N. Korea, Venezuela added to U.S. travel ban

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by hi…

  • R.P. vows to probe deaths of Vietnamese fishermen

    MANILA (Reuters) — The Philippines has assured Vietnam of a fair and thorough investigation into the deaths of two of its fishermen during a sea chase incident at the weekend, during which warning …

  • London mayor: U.K. shouldn’t host Trump visit

  • U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

  • Merkel narrowly wins 4th term

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservati…

  • Brussels awaits details from Davis on Brexit plan

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Three days after Theresa May sought to revive Brexit negotiations by hinting at concessions on the divorce terms and painting a glowing picture of future friendship, EU negotia…

  • German envoy: AfD will not change status quo

    The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s surge in Germany’s federal election on Sunday will have no impact on the nation’s traditional policies based on democracy, European integrati…

  • Wave of protests grips NFL

    LOS ANGELES (AFP-Jiji) — A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the U.S. national ant…

  • Myanmar cartoonists lead media jeering as Rohingya flee

    YANGON (AFP-Jiji) — Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the …

  • U.N. to collect ISIL crimes evidence

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by the Islamic State of I…

  • Fighter jets on agenda for Mattis’ visit to India

    NEW DELHI (AFP-Jiji) — Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan’s security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India t…

  • White House prods health bill holdouts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope wh…

  • NATO convoy hit by Taliban attack

    KABUL (AFP-Jiji) — A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on Sunday morning without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, officials said. The T…

  • Trump clashes with sports world

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest d…

  • U.S. bombers fly near N. Korea to show force

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions. Th…

  • Italy’s 5-Star names youthful new leader

    RIMINI, Italy (Reuters) — Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, riding high in opinion polls, has named 31-year-old Luigi Di Maio to lead it into parliamentary elections next year that coul…

  • U.S.-backed forces seize major Syria gas plant

    AMMAN (Reuters) — U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria’s Deir al-Zor Province from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in rapid …

  • Turkey OK’s military extention

    ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, stepping up pressure against an in…

  • Kurds insist referendum will happen

  • Merkel heads for German poll win

    BERLIN (AFP-Jiji) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also faces the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time …

  • N-test stress may have caused quake

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the…

  • N.Z. poll stalemate leaves maverick Peters as kingmaker

    WELLINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — New Zealand’s cliffhanger election ended in a stalemate Saturday, leaving maverick populist Winston Peters of the New Zealand First (NZF) party to decide whether conservat…

  • Spain, Catalonia tussle over control of ‘Mossos’ police

    BARCELONA (AP) — Spain’s central government and regional Catalan authorities tussled Saturday over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned Oct. 1 …

  • Iran tests new missile amid U.S. pressure

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and would keep developing its arsenal despite U.S. pressure to stop. The …

  • New M-6.1 earthquake shakes jittery Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S…

  • Obamacare repeal may be killed by defections

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Sen. John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party’s slim Sena…

  • Iran unveils latest missile in direct challenge to U.S.

    TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that T…

  • Macron signs labor reform decrees

    PARIS (Reuters) — French President Emmanuel Macron formally signed five decrees overhauling France’s labor rules on Friday, the first major economic reforms since he took power in May. The new r…

  • CTBTO: Korean seismic activity takes place 50 kilometers from prior tests

    ZURICH (Reuters) — The nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said unusual seismic activity detected in North Korea on Saturday took place around 50 kilometers from previous tests. “Korean Peninsu…

  • Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — The school collapse last week that killed at least 19 children during an earthquake has prompted many Mexicans to question whether building codes developed after a devastati…

  • Russia’s Lavrov says U.S., N. Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’

  • Post-election conundrum awaits Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe’s most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after Sunday’s vote, b…

  • China: Quake detected near N. Korea nuke test site

    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) — China’s earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a “suspected explosion,” raising fears the isol…

  • China bans some fuel products to N. Korea

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China said on Saturday it will ban exports of some petroleum products to North Korea, as well as imports of textiles from the isolated North, in line with a United Nations Secu…

  • Failing dam sparks evacuation in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest on the verge of collaps…

  • May sets out 2-year Brexit transition plan

    FLORENCE (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the European Union’s single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business …

  • UNSC warns against holding Iraqi Kurd referendum

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq’s Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to internati…

  • Erdogan: Turkey will deploy troops in northern Syria area

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia …

  • Republicans push ‘last best chance’ to repeal Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their “last best chance” to repeal Obamacare …

  • N. Korea ‘could test H-bomb on Pacific’

  • Russia will target U.S. coalition ‘if provoked’

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an un…

  • Wang calls dialogue with Pyongyang important

  • Russia slams ‘military hysteria’

  • Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan key

    NEW YORK (AP) — Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the s…

  • Merkel urges Germans to vote as right-wing fears mount

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers t…

  • Bangladeshi PM urges ‘safe zones’ for Rohingya

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — Bangladesh’s prime minister on Thursday proposed creating U.N.-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to…

  • Trump tightens unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang

  • World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuclear accord

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, China and Italy insisted Thursday there can be no turning back on the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump suggested that he may s…

  • Japan relief team arrives in quake-hit Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (Jiji Press) — A Japanese emergency relief team made up of 72 workers arrived in earthquake-damaged Mexico City on Thursday. They started search and rescue activities for the victims o…

  • Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the co…

  • Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites o…

  • Kono urges all states to sever ties with DPRK

  • May seeks to revive Brexit talks with Florence speech

    FLORENCE (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday with a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union sh…

  • EU envoys reach draft accord on more N. Korea sanctions / Steps include new limit on size of money transfers

  • Boris steals May’s limelight at pivotal moment for Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May must be asking herself: How do you solve a problem like Boris Johnson? Britain’s undiplomatic chief diplomat has thrown British politics into turmoil by t…

  • U.N. unveils new roadmap for Libya peace

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The United Nations launched a roadmap on Wednesday for a renewed international effort to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the countr…

  • Clock ticks as EU seeks new offer from U.K.

    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) — European capitals expect British Prime Minister Theresa May to try to break a deadlock in Brexit talks over the coming days by signaling a readiness to pay the EU to sta…

  • Trump’s Iran deal trash talk muddles Pyongyang strategy

  • Rescuers rush to save trapped girl in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in cen…

  • Deadly Maria plunges Puerto Rico into darkness

    SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and …

  • S. Korea OK’s $8 mil. aid to North

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea, the South Korean Unification Ministry said, as part of an aid policy that the …

  • 50 nations ink U.N. nuclear ban treaty as big powers oppose it

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless….

  • Melania: Come together for the children

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump called on world leaders Wednesday to come together for the good of their children, delivering her first public remarks at the United Nations as the Whi…

  • White House records wanted in Russia probe

  • Rouhani calls Trump speech ‘unfit for U.N.’

  • Bin Laden’s son ‘trying to reunify Al-Qaida’

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A photo montage published by Al-Qaida to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. At his side is his son Hamza, the…

  • Spain police raid Catalan govt offices

    MADRID (Reuters) — Spanish police arrested Catalonia’s junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove on Wednesday as part of a raid on regional government offices ahead of an unauthorized referendum o…

  • U.N. says more than 40 million trapped in slavery

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, most of them women and girls, according to the first joint…

  • Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy’ DPRK

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million …

  • More arrests made over London attack

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Two men were arrested Wednesday over last week’s London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, poli…

  • Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, a…

  • Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal

    RIYADH (Reuters) — Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf re…

  • Hurricane Maria lashes U.S. Virgin Islands

    SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with…

  • U.K. halts Myanmar military training

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Britain said Tuesday it had suspended its educational training courses for the Myanmar military due to the ethnic violence in Rakhine state. London said it had “deep concern…

  • Turkish tanks drill on Iraq border ahead of Kurdish vote

    SIRNAK, Turkey (Reuters) — Turkish troops dug in on the country’s southern border on Tuesday and turned their weapons toward Kurdish-run northern Iraq, where authorities plan an independence refe…

  • More than 200 killed in Mexico earthquake

    MEXICO CITY (AFP-Jiji) — At least 216 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduc…

  • Guterres takes thinly veiled dig at U.S. leader

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders who stoke resentment over refugees…

  • Rifts exposed over Iran nuclear deal

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear prog…

  • Inspired by trip to France, Trump eyes military parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who doesn’t love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washing…

  • U.S. Senate backs hike in military spending

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military but setting the sta…

  • Assad opponents say political transition needed to rebuild

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition …

  • Russia’s neighbors uneasy over war games

    LUZHSKY RANGE, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday attended the weeklong war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military’s resurgent might and made neighbo…

  • Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish independence referendum

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi…

  • Rescued Filipino priest talks of need for religious harmony

    MANILA (AP) — For more than 100 days, Catholic priest Teresito Soganub’s life was threatened by every airstrike, gunshot and artillery bombardment that targeted his Islamic State of Iraq and the L…

  • Officials find no militant group link to Tube attack

    LONDON (Reuters) — British police and spy agencies have not found evidence that last week’s attack on a London commuter train was ordered or organized by a recognized militant group, according to …

  • Trump calls for reform in U.N. debut

  • Mattis: U.S. has many military options in North Korea crisis

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States has “many” military options against North Korea, including some that don’t put Seoul at risk, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. His com…

  • U.S. Navy fires 2 commanders after sea collisions in Asia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving 7th Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to comma…

  • Spain expels N. Korean envoy over nuclear tests

  • Maria batters Caribbean as it intensifies to Category 5 storm

    SAN JUAN (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned…

  • Anti-Brexit party warns of ‘looming disaster’

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Liberal Democrats are to set out on Tuesday their plan to stop Brexit, with party leader Vince Cable appealing to opponents in all parties to put aside “tribal diffe…

  • French Ambassador Pic stresses N. Korea sanctions

  • Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn’t fear intl scrutiny

    NAYPYITAW (AFP-Jiji) — Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she does not fear global scrutiny over the Rohingya crisis, pledging to hold rights violators to account and to resettle some of the 410,000 Mus…

  • Merkel attends kids’ press conference

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favorite animal is a hedgehog; she loves spaghetti and chicken soup and dreams of being an astronaut for a day. Those were some of the personal de…

  • Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from BAE Systems

    DOHA (Reuters) — Qatar’s defense minister has signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets from British defense group BAE Systems, in a move that could anger other Gulf countries boycott…

  • Tillerson: U.S. could stay in Paris accord

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from th…

  • Northrop Grumman poised to purchase Orbital ATK

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. is poised to announce a purchase of missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc. as soon as Monday, a person familiar with the trans…

  • Kuwait to expel N. Korean ambassador

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait will expel North Korea’s ambassador to the oil-rich country and four other diplomats, potentially limiting Pyongyang’s ability to earn money for its nu…

  • U.S. considers closing Cuba embassy over ‘health incidents’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Donald Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of Ameri…

  • Trump to give 1st address at U.N. as N. Korea threat looms

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — North Korea’s nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. P…

  • U.S. seeks cooperation with Russia following airstrike in eastern Syria

    OSLO (AFP-Jiji) — Washington and Moscow have held high-level talks aimed at shoring up military “deconfliction” zones in eastern Syria after Russia was accused of targeting U.S.-backed forces b…

  • Hamas takes step toward unity govt, 1st election since 2006 / Abbas hails move after Egypt’s mediation

    CAIRO/RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Hamas has agreed to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza, it said Sunday, a major step toward handing control of the enclave to a Palestinian unity government after …

  • U.S. interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others pro…

  • Myanmar army chief: Rohingya not ethnic group

    YANGON (AFP-Jiji) — Myanmar’s army chief has urged the country to unite over the “issue” of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his troops are accused o…

  • Over 80 arrested in 3rd night of St. Louis protests

    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) — More than 80 people were arrested on Sunday night as protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white policeman who had shot a black man turned violent for a third night ru…

  • Haley: U.N. out of options for N. Korea

  • U.S. flies bombers over Korean Peninsula for drill

  • Britain lowers threat level after arrests over attack

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Britain downgraded on Sunday the nation’s terrorism threat from its highest level, after police made a second arrest in their probe days after the bombing of a London undergro…

  • Peru’s president names new PM as he reshuffles Cabinet

    LIMA (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has appointed a former economy minister as his new prime minister two days after a no-confidence vote by the opposition-led congress forced the …

  • Feinstein: Donald Trump Jr. will testify publicly on Russia affair

  • U.N. chief urges Iraqi Kurds to scrap referendum

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Iraqi Kurds to scrap plans to hold a referendum on independence later this month, arguing it would detract from t…

  • Sean Spicer steals spotlight at Emmys with guest appearance

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — As Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweeting habits at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, it was the appearance of former White House press secretary Sean…

  • How repeated head blows affect the brain / Postmortems on 200 football players found high rate of chronic disease

    CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. The suspected cause…

  • Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

    KABUL (AFP-Jiji) — Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces…

  • Rebuilding Marawi to cost $975 mil.

    MANILA (Bloomberg) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said 50 billion pesos ($975 million) will not be enough to rebuild the southern city of Marawi, citing massive damage caused by the conflic…

  • Malaysia police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students ther…

  • U.K.’s Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plans

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a “glorious” Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minis…

  • 12 Yemenis die in Saudi-led airstrike

    SANAA (AFP-Jiji) — Twelve Yemeni civilians including women and children have been killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition northeast of the capital Sanaa, an official, residents and rebel m…

  • Russian forces bomb U.S.-backed Syria fighters

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — The U.S.-led coalition said Saturday that Russian forces had bombed U.S.-backed fighters battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group in eastern Syria…

  • U2 cancels St. Louis concert over safety concerns

    CHICAGO (AFP-Jiji) — Rock giants U2 called off a concert planned for Saturday night in St. Louis as the U.S. city braced for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a former police officer i…

  • U.S. restates intention to pull out of Paris climate accord

    MONTREAL (Reuters) — The United States attended Saturday a meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate change agreement, though the White House issued a state…

  • Dhaka restricts movement of Rohingya refugees

    DHAKA (AFP-Jiji) — Bangladesh restricted the movement of Rohingya refugees Saturday, banning them from leaving overcrowded border areas where over 400,000 who have fled violence in neighboring Myan…

  • China envoy: U.S. should stop threats over N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — China’s ambassador to Washington on Friday called on the United States to refrain from making threats over North Korea, which a day earlier launched another missile over Ja…

  • 2 suspects arrested over London commuter bomb

    LONDON (Reuters) — Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a “very significant” step in the hunt for whoever planted a b…

  • Egypt court upholds life sentence for Morsi in Qatar case

    CAIRO (AFP-Jiji) — A top court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on charges stemming from a trial over spying for Qatar, a judicial offici…

  • Judge blocks Trump policy on sanctuary cities

    CHICAGO (Reuters) — A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities in retaliation for limiting cooperation with the Tru…

  • Police in Catalonia hunt for ballot boxes

    MADRID (Reuters) — Armed police in Spain have raided several print works and newspaper offices in Catalonia in recent days in a hunt for voting papers, ballot boxes and leaflets to be used in an O…

  • Germans unsure over nature of post-election coalition

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives has slipped and over a third of Germans are still unsure how they will vote, an opinion poll showed on Friday, fueling unce…

  • U.S. urges Kurds to call off independence referendum

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  • Cassini spacecraft makes final, fiery dive to Saturn

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  • Haley: Kim begging for war

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  • Evangelical leaders stand by Trump

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  • Seoul says North Korean drone a grave provocation

  • Supersonic U.S. bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

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  • Warmbier family reject autopsy

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  • Suspected N. Korea drone spied on THAAD

  • Mattis: N. Korea urgent threat

  • Lessons in loyalty for North Korea kids’ day

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  • Possible link to North Korea emerges after cyber-attack

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  • 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

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  • China defends its trucks being at N. Korea parade

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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