Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of oversight in poor nations

  • Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of oversight in poor nations

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP-Jiji) — A prostitution scandal embroiling British charity Oxfam has highlighted the lack of oversight with which aid organizations often operate in countries like Haiti, where t…

  • Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. …

  • S. Korea OK’s $2.6 mil. budget for North’s Olympic visit

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea approved on Wednesday the use of a record 2.86 billion won ($2.64 million) to bankroll the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during the Pyeongchang Wi…

  • Kuwait offers Iraq $2 bil. in loans, investments

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s ruling emir said on Wednesday that his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq, a stunning donation as …

  • Philippines objects to China’s naming of undersea features

    MANILA (AP) — The Philippine government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in a vast offshore region where the Philippines has undisputed sovereign rights, the presidential spoke…

  • U.S. intel chiefs warn of meddling in midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation’s top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say i…

  • Dutch minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing lea…

  • FBI contradicts White House on aide background check

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House version of events surrounding the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by tw…

  • Germany’s Schulz steps down to ease tensions within SPD

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Social Democratic (SPD) leader Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday, hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the center-left party since it agreed to a coalition deal with Ch…

  • Greece protests to Turkey over boat crash in Aegean

    ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) — Greece complained to Turkey on Tuesday that a Turkish vessel had collided with a Greek Coast Guard boat off disputed islets in the Aegean Sea, but Turkey denied the Turkis…

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  • Mardi Gras merrymakers fill Big Easy

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Anto…

  • Decision time on North Korea looming, U.S. intel chief says

  • ANC orders Zuma to step down as president

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state but gave him no firm deadline to go, setting the stage for a potential fight to wr…

  • Israeli judge orders closed-door trial for teenage Palestinian protestor

    OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi went on trial behind closed doors in an Israeli military court Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — the …

  • Obamas reveal unconventional portraits

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Former U.S. first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American art…

  • Blackouts, flooding in Tonga cyclone

    NUKU’ALOFA (AFP-Jiji) — Nuku’alofa awoke to scenes of devastation Tuesday after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Tongan capital tore roofs off buildings, downed powerlines and cau…

  • ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

    PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — South Africa’s African National Congress party executive committee has decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC sou…

  • White House asked Putin to help with North Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump, who complained last month that Moscow was “not helping us at all with North Korea,” told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that more …

  • Kim Jong Un keen to boost dialogue with South Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said it is important to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after meeting with the high-level delegation that returned to…

  • $88.2 bil. needed to repair Iraq after ISIL

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait on Monday opened a week of conferences seeking aid for rebuilding Iraq after the onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, seeking tens of billions of dollars…

  • Trump Jr.’s wife in white powder scare

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white …

  • Chinese politician charged with bribery

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media said on Tuesday, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man once…

  • Service honors Taiwan quake victims

    HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The 17 people who died last week after a strong earthquake hit Taiwan’s east coast were honored at a memorial service on Monday, with hundreds of attendees bowing their hea…

  • Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it’s time for immigration deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to re…

  • U.S. may add deficits of $7.2 tril. in 10 yrs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally r…

  • Friend of Park gets 20 years; Lotte chairman also sentenced

    SEOUL (AP) — A former confidante accused of manipulating South Korea’s former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in the political …

  • Russian airliner crashes near Moscow, killing 71

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a s…

  • Trump doubts Palestinian, Israeli wish for peace

    JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Israel’s interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a compl…

  • Johnson meets Suu Kyi to discuss Rohingya crisis

    BANGKOK (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday to discuss the Southeast Asian nation’s Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000…

  • Iran says Canadian-Iranian activist committed suicide in jail

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Iran’s judiciary said on Sunday an Iranian-Canadian activist had committed suicide in detention because of the weight of evidence against him in a spying case, an Iranian news a…

  • Netanyahu: Israel undeterred after Syria shoots down F-16

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for…

  • U.S. pushes for repatriation of detained foreign fighters in Syria

    ROME (AP) — The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants …

  • Trump raps Democrats for playing politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the condu…

  • White House aides seek to dispel Kelly rumors

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — White House advisers on Sunday tried to quash speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump may seek to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly over his handling of domestic abuse ac…

  • Rio kicks off Carnival parade

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP-Jiji) — Brazilian President Michel Temer as Dracula, crooked politicians, and a giant backside mocking Rio de Janeiro’s mayor set the tone for this week’s unusually politiciz…

  • S. Korean firms dream of returning North

    PYEONGCHANG/GOSEONG, South Korea (Reuters) — When South Korean businessman Park Nam Suh was forced to abandon his factory in a North Korean industrial complex two years ago, he thought his business …

  • NBC apologizes for analyst’s remark on ROK

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country’s own transformation. The remark was…

  • Kim’s sister ends Olympic visit, leaving S. Korea to mull offer

    GANGNEUNG (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a d…

  • Moon watches concert with Kim Yo Jong

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean President Moon Jae In sat next to the powerful sister of the North’s leader Kim Jong Un at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyongyang, as conservative proteste…

  • Trump to announce $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday was to unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on…

  • Russian airliner crashes, killing 71

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a s…

  • Abbas asks Modi to support peace effort

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship…

  • Duterte: Naval forces will protect S. China Sea

    MANILA (AP) — The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his …

  • Double-decker bus crash kills 19 in H.K.

    HONG KONG (AP) — A double-decker bus lost control and crashed in a Hong Kong suburb on Saturday evening, killing 19 people and injuring dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said. …

  • Reports: Plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a passenger airline has crashed in the Moscow region. The reports Sunday cited multiple unidentified sources. The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crew…

  • Pence: Allies remain united on N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, …

  • Saudi cleric: Traditional robes shouldn’t be forced on women

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi women need not wear the abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith — a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indicati…

  • New Sinn Fein chief McDonald signifies break with the past

    DUBLIN (Reuters) — Mary Lou McDonald was confirmed as the new president of Sinn Fein on Saturday, taking over from Gerry Adams in a handover that could advance the nationalist party’s ambition of …

  • U.K. defense chief: Don’t let ISIL ‘Beatles’ return

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense secretary says two captured Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group extremists who grew up in England should never be allowed to return. Defens…

  • U.S. backs Israel over Syria airstrikes

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States backed Israel for its strikes on what the Jewish state called Iranian positions inside Syria on Saturday, blaming Iran for escalating violence in the war-wr…

  • U.S. govt ends shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed a crucial spending bill Friday, reopening the U.S. government after a brief shutdown, the second in three weeks, and a night of high drama…

  • U.S. Pacific commander named Australia envoy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, who is known for his hawkish views on China’s military expansion, as his pick to ser…

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after F-16 crash

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria…

  • Many Russians drop 11th-hour appeals

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP-Jiji) — Dozens of Russian athletes banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics withdrew on Friday their last-minute appeal to a Swiss court aimed at allowing them to compe…

  • Kelly’s future hangs in balance as chaos envelops White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of p…

  • Kim Jong Un invites Moon for summit

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae In to Pyongyang “at an early date,” South Korean officials said on Saturday, potentially setting up the …

  • Mock Mars mission underway in Oman desert

    DHOFAR DESERT, Oman (AP) — Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box across the …

  • Pence avoids meeting top N. Korean official

    SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter …

  • Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that U.S. President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a me…

  • Venezuela neighbors guard borders

    CUCUTA, Colombia/BRASILIA (Reuters) — Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate m…

  • Australian PM to apologize to abuse victims

    CANBERRA (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday he will apologize to victims of child sex abuse in churches and other institutions over decades. The apology follows a five-year gover…

  • Dutch MPs debate right to insult king

    THE HAGUE (AFP-Jiji) — Dutch members of parliament on Thursday debated scrapping 19th-century laws making it a criminal offence to insult the king, with backers of a draft bill saying they no longe…

  • Embattled Maldives president sends envoys to China, Saudi Arabia

    MALE (Reuters) — The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation t…

  • Olympic swimmer’s sex abuse allegations mark latest scandal

    SEATTLE (AP) — World champion swimmer Ariana Kukors has accused a U.S. Olympic team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged w…

  • Last of ISIL ‘Beatles’ captured in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Two British Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants known for their role in the torture and killings of Western hostages were captured by Syrian Kurdish fighter…

  • Kelly in spotlight over Porter’s resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly Thursday as questions swirled about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job des…

  • Korean unity seen in small exchanges

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even. A selfie taken by smiling North and South Korean skaters and …

  • Russian hackers target U.S. defense secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associate…

  • Pence calls on S. Korea to take more hawkish stance on North

    SEOUL (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward the North, as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics. Pence met with P…

  • U.S. congressional leaders forge deal to raise spending

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Senate leaders, in a rare bipartisan compromise, reached a deal on Wednesday to raise spending on military and domestic programs by almost $300 billion over the next two …

  • Pelosi delivers record 8-hr ‘Dreamer’ speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting “Dreamer” immigrants — and to…

  • Moon to meet Kim’s sister

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean President Moon Jae In will meet the North’s visiting head of state and leader Kim Jong Un’s sister on Saturday in an Olympics-driven rapprochement, Seoul’s Blu…

  • Trump’s military parade plan ridiculed

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s dream of hosting a military parade in Washington was met with widespread derision Wednesday, with critics seeing evidence of creeping authorit…

  • North Korea holds military parade

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles on show just a day…

  • Trump aide quits over abuse allegations

  • Korean skaters skip a line to avoid stepping on Japanese toes

    SEOUL/GANGNEUNG (Reuters) — A South Korean figure skating pair competing in the Winter Olympics will perform to a popular Korean folk ballad with a couple of words cut to avoid offending Japan over…

  • Post-Brexit rights going to court

    THE HAGUE (AP) — A judge in Amsterdam said Wednesday he will ask a European Union court to answer key questions about the rights of British citizens in the bloc after Brexit, in a decision that coul…

  • 311 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan

    JUBA (AFP-Jiji) — More than 300 child soldiers have been released in South Sudan’s war-torn region of Yambio under a program to help reintegrate them into society, the United Nations said on Wedne…

  • End of Zuma rule nears in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma’s exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on Wednesday as his deputy, who is expected to replace him, said he antic…

  • DPRK says no plans to meet U.S. side

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday, the KCNA news agency reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a…

  • ASEAN: China has eroded trust in South China Sea

    SINGAPORE (AFP-Jiji) — China’s continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among rival claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said Tuesday…

  • Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises

    HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) — Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake kil…

  • 100 pro-Syrian fighters killed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad were killed after U.S.-led coalition and local forces thwarted a large, apparently coordinated attack late on…

  • Deadly Syrian airstrikes continue

    BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes launched by Russian and Syrian government forces on a besieged rebel-held region east of Damascus killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, opposition activists said, part…

  • Seoul: Kim’s sister to visit Olympics

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, will visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul’s Unification Mini…

  • Pentagon: Trump ordered D.C. military parade

  • IOC mulls giving Samsung phones to N. Korea athletes

    SEOUL (AP) — Here is an Olympian question the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizer is wrestling with: to give or not to give the Samsung Galaxy phone to the 22 North Korean athletes. Olympic Part…

  • Senators question U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday questioned whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan will bring an end to the nation’s longest war, whic…

  • In latest quick fix, U.S. House passes short-term funding bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved another stopgap bill to keep the federal government from shutting down, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he w…

  • EU moves to include western Balkan states

    STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Union acted on Tuesday to reinvigorate the membership ambitions of six Balkan states and reclaim the region as its own amid growing Russian and Chinese …

  • Embattled Zuma won’t give state of nation speech

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma will not give the state of the nation address in parliament this week because of concerns that lawmakers would disrupt the speech, officials s…

  • Assange loses 1st bid to quash British warrant

    LONDON (Reuters) — Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lost one legal bid to have a British arrest warrant against him quashed on Tuesday but immediately launched another, to have the British authorit…

  • Syrian airstrikes kill 55 civilians in rebel areas

    BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday, plunging the besieged area just outside of Syria’s capital of Damascus into a spiral …

  • Maldives top court reverses order freeing jailed politicians

    MALE (AP) — Three Maldives Supreme Court justices on Tuesday annulled their own order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after two of the court’s justices were arrested amid a p…

  • M-6.4 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan, killing 4

    HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) — Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 60 people missing after a strong earthquake kil…

  • SpaceX’s rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy r…

  • Merkel’s conservatives reach coalition agreement with SPD

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) on Wednesday agreed to a coalition deal, taking Europe’s economic powerhouse closer to a new gov…

  • Rescuers scour toppled buildings after Taiwan quake

    HUALIEN, Taiwan (AFP-Jiji) — Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed at least …

  • Pence won’t rule out DPRK meeting at Winter Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. “Let me say President Trump h…

  • N. Korea cheer squad enters South

    SEOUL (Reuters) — A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, one of the largest peacetime crossings of the inter-Korean border, to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the…

  • Paul Simon announces next tour will be his last

    NEW YORK (AP) — Only a few days after Elton John announced he will retire from touring in three years, another venerable music figure is throwing in the touring towel — Paul Simon. Simon, 76, to…

  • Bannon won’t testify before committee

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Former White House senior strategist Steve Bannon will not testify before the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, two sources said Monday,…

  • U.S. says Russia protecting Assad in chemical gas attacks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Monday of protecting Syrian President Bashar Assad from responsibility for what she said were multiple chlorine gas attacks on ci…

  • Ex-leader, 2 Supreme Court judges held in Maldives

    MALE (AP) — Security forces in the Maldives stormed the Supreme Court overnight, arresting two judges and later a top opposition politician, after the government declared a state of emergency in th…

  • South Africa’s ANC party mulls Zuma’s fate as pressure grows

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party on Monday faced one of its biggest challenges since the end of white minority rule in 1994, struggling to resolve a leadership crisis amid increasi…

  • N. Korean ferry, carrying 140-strong orchestra, arrives in South

    SEOUL/MUKHO PORT, South Korea (Reuters) — A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics this week, taking advantage of …

  • Wall St. loses yearly gains

    U.S. stocks plunged in highly volatile trading on Monday, with both the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials indices slumping more than 4.0 percent, as the Dow notched its biggest intraday decline in history w…

  • House committee votes for release of Democrats’ memo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election spun further into charges and counter-charges among angry U.S. lawmakers and President Donal…

  • Paris attacks suspect refuses to answer court

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The prime surviving suspect in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in Paris that killed 130 people refused to answer questions when his trial for a later sho…

  • EU tells Britain: Time has come to make Brexit choice

    LONDON (Reuters) — The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told Britain on Monday that the time had come for Britain to make a choice on what sort of relationship it wanted wit…

  • Conservative evangelical Christian wins Costa Rica 1st round vote, faces runoff

    SAN JOSE (Reuters) — Conservative evangelical Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz will face a center-left ruling party candidate in a runoff for Costa Rica’s presidency in April, after winni…

  • Samsung heir to be released with suspended jail sentence

  • Ecuadoreans vote to limit presidents to 2 terms

    QUITO (AP) — Ecuadoreans voted by a landslide to limit presidents to two terms in a nationwide referendum that delivered a blow to former President Rafael Correa’s hopes of returning to power. R…

  • Tillerson: U.S. mulling Venezuela oil restrictions

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the United States is still considering restricting the sale of oil from crisis-torn Venezuela. Tillerson said in Argentin…

  • Maldives crisis deepens over court orders

    MALE (AFP-Jiji) — The Maldivian Supreme Court dealt another blow to beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday, asking him to comply with its order to release political prisoners and reinstate …

  • N. Korea to send Kim Yong Nam to S. Korea

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rar…

  • New twist in Natalie Wood’s 1981 death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery of the death of acclaimed actress Natalie Wood has endured for nearly four decades as the investigation has ebbed and flowed like the tides off a California island wh…

  • Lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump in probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic and Republican l…

  • Kurds mourn female fighter shown mutilated in video

    AFRIN, Syria (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of Kurds gathered in Syria’s Afrin on Saturday to mourn fighters and civilians killed in a blistering Turkish assault on the region — including female combat…

  • Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small Itali…

  • Cyprus president defeats rival

    NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades vowed to push on with attempts to reunify the ethnically divided island nation and to improve the economic fortunes of its people after he was ree…

  • Nepal losing out to China as Everest operators cross mountain

    KATMANDU (AFP-Jiji) — Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Mt. Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world. Veteran …

  • N. Korea allegedly uses embassy in Berlin for procurement

    BERLIN (Reuters) — North Korea has been using its embassy in Berlin to procure parts for its missile program, the head of Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency told a German broadcaster. No…

  • Warmbier’s father will attend Games ceremonies

    SEOUL — Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was jailed in North Korea and who died last year after returning to the United States, will attend the Olympics Opening Ce…

  • China raps U.S. plans to expand nuclear capabilities

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China urged the United States to drop its “Cold War mentality” and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expan…

  • Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

    CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two…

  • Seoul: N. Korea to send nominal head of state to S. Korea

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with ra…

  • Cyprus president re-elected, defeats same opponent again

    NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades vowed to push on with attempts to reunify the ethnically divided island nation and to improve the economic fortunes of its people after he was re-…

  • Trump hopes ‘something good’ comes from Games despite threats

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that “something good” could come from North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, even …

  • U.S. imposes arms embargo on S. Sudan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same. The State Department sa…

  • U.S. nominee for envoy to Singapore withdraws

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — K.T. McFarland, picked by U.S. President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, withdrew from consideration for the job on Friday after her nomination became st…

  • Merkel warns ‘serious differences’ still blocking coalition with SPD

    BERLIN (AFP-Jiji) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that Germany’s top parties still had “very serious differences” to overcome ahead of next week’s deadline for sealing a coal…

  • Trump claims Russia-probe memo proves political bias

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed…

  • 29 Iranian women arrested over hijab protests

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Irani…

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  • Scientists in China clone 2 monkeys

  • Trump ‘looking forward’ to questioning

  • Seoul: Drills with U.S. to resume

  • Military parade preparations under way in Pyongyang

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  • Pope slams fake news as satanic

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  • Brazilian court upholds guilty verdict for Lula

  • Turkey to widen Syria offensive

  • Suspicious N. Korea tanker spotted by JCG

  • Moscow proposes new probe into attacks

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  • Kremlin revokes permit for Stalin satire

  • Sessions questioned in U.S. Russia probe

  • Trudeau puts women’s rights in Davos spotlight

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  • Turkey urged to show restraint on Kurds

  • Pence aiming to counter ‘propaganda’ at Games

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  • Catalan parliament backs exiled Puigdemont again

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  • DPRK officials arrive in South to prepare

  • ANC may force Zuma to quit amid corruption allegations

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  • Aid cuts, Israel capital top Pence trip agenda

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  • May, Macron reach agreement on border, but not on Brexit

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  • Storm kills 6 in Germany, Netherlands

  • U.S. House passes spending bill to avoid govt shutdown

  • ‘Opaque’ business deals focus of Trump dossier

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  • Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

  • Drone used to rescue swimmers in world first

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  • Trump seems at odds with Kelly on wall

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  • Pope marries couple on flight during Chile trip

  • Senators round on ‘despotic’ president

  • Bannon agrees to Mueller interview

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  • Top SPD official says ‘no Plan B’ if Merkel coalition talks rejected

  • N. Korea to hold military parade on eve of Games

  • Trump says Russia helping N. Korea evade sanctions

  • Koreas to form unified ice hockey team

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  • Ex-CIA officer held for holding top secret info

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  • Dems dig in on immigration

  • France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

  • Dancila named Romania’s 1st female prime minister

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  • U.S. navy officers face negligent homicide charges over crashes

  • Trump ends 1st year with historically low approval rating

  • Danish sub maker charged with journalist’s murder

  • Pope visits Chile, confronts abuse scandal

  • N. Korea to send cheer squad of 230 / DPRK also eyes delegations for Paralympics

  • Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to finish Rohingya return in 2 yrs

  • Trump to make last-day address at Davos forum

  • U.S. withholds $65 million in U.N. aid for Palestinians

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  • 20 nations mull more N. Korea sanctions

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  • France wants U.K. to pay more for border

  • Israel destroys Hamas tunnel under key crossing

  • China punishes officials for tampering with smog monitor

  • Abbas calls U.S. efforts ‘slap of the century’

  • Tunisians call on leaders to remember ’11 revolution

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  • Plane skids off runway in Turkey

  • Seoul, Pyongyang discuss Games visit / N. Korean music band performance appears likely

  • Twin suicide bombing kills at least 26 in Baghdad

  • S. Africa party storms H&M stores over monkey shirt ad

  • Myanmar building camp to house Rohingya

  • Hawaii’s false alert due to ‘lack of fail-safe measures’

  • Iranian oil tanker sinks with no survivors found

  • Trump denies report on his relationship with Kim

  • 50 hurt in floor collapse at Jakarta Stock Exchange

  • Checks on DPRK ships toughened

  • S. Korea proposes talks on Games with Pyongyang

  • Trump open to direct talks with North Korea

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  • Moon open to talks with N. Korea’s Kim

  • U.S. hails inter-Korean talks / But puts priority on denuclearizing peninsula

  • China tightens trade limits on N. Korea

  • U.S., S. Korea to suspend drills during Olympics

  • Pyongyang agrees to Jan. 9 talks with Seoul

  • N. Korea ‘preparing to launch satellite’

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  • North Korean soldier defects to South via DMZ

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  • Trump judicial nominee drops out after hearing

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  • White House contradicts Tillerson on Pyongyang

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  • Pyongyang ‘may now seek talks’

    SEOUL (Jiji Press) — North Korea may now seek talks with the United States and South Korea, following its recent declaration that it has achieved nuclear capability, the head of the South’s large…

  • Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

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  • U.N. envoy: N. Korea wants to prevent war

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  • Study: North Korea threats spark S. Korean arms sales

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  • Women demand misconduct probe of Trump by Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Monday for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual m…

  • Trump tweet suggests he was aware of Flynn perjury

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  • FBI agent removed from probe

  • ABC suspends senior reporter

  • U.S. threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ N. Korean regime

    SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — The United States warned North Korea’s leadership it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced missil…

  • Hwasong-15 missile bigger than previous model

    SEOUL — North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on Thursday released photos of Wednesday’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by Pyongyang. The photos suggest the recentl…

  • Trump appointment roils finance agency

  • S. Korea fears further missile advances by North to threaten U.S.

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea’s spy age…

  • Chinese envoy wraps up trip to North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — A high-level Chinese envoy wrapped up a four-day trip to North Korea on Monday after meeting with top officials and discussing the tense state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula and …

  • U.N. committee condemns North Korea rights abuses

  • N. Korea says U.S. carriers raise nuclear war threat

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea warned Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three U.S. aircraft carrier groups “taking up a strike posture” around the Korean Peninsula is making it imp…

  • Bushes criticize Trump in new book

  • Russia lifeline to Pyongyang aims to stymie regime change

  • Mattis backs Tillerson’s N. Korea strategy

  • Seoul: More N. Korea provocations in Oct.

  • U.S. prepared for military option

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington…

  • U.S. slaps sanctions on 8 North Korean banks, 26 executives

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States imposed sanctions on eight North Korean banks and 26 executives on Tuesday, ratcheting up pressure on the country amid increasingly bellicose exchanges with…

  • China’s coal imports from N. Korea return

  • Pyongyang pursuing military ‘equilibrium’

  • Pyongyang stockpiling gas ‘for war’

  • S. Korea tests advanced air-launched missile

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

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

  • 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 leader Kim has 3rd child: reports

  • U.S. sanctions target China, Russia firms

  • Evangelical leaders stand by Trump

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

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

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