Venezuelan opposition to boycott early vote

  • Venezuelan opposition to boycott early vote

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Venezuela’s opposition announced Wednesday it would not participate in April 22 presidential elections without guarantees that it would be free and fair. It said doing so wou…

  • Britain appoints first female ‘Black Rod’

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Sarah Clarke, the former director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, on Tuesday became the first woman to hold the post of “Black Rod” in British Parliament. Clarke was …

  • Syrians in Ghouta ‘waiting to die’

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government …

  • U.N. vote expected on 30-day ceasefire in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day ceasefire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in …

  • Netanyahu confidant turns state witness

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered pri…

  • DPRK general plans to attend Pyeongchang closing event

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A top North Korean general will be at the closing ceremony of the South’s Winter Olympics this weekend, Seoul said Thursday — an event that U.S. President Donald Trump’s da…

  • Moon says ties with U.S. rock-solid

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae In said relations with the United States are “rock-solid” and “as strong and robust as ever” in a media interview, as his administration ge…

  • South Korea splurges on Kim Jong Un’s sister

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Win…

  • Trump suggests arming teachers to survivors of latest shooting

    WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) — Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, …

  • ‘America’s Pastor’ Billy Graham dies

    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely …

  • Sharif banned from leading own party

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political …

  • Britain makes improved devolved powers offer

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) — Britain’s government has made a “considerable offer” to ensure all devolved powers transfer back to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after Brexit, it said on Thursday…

  • Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former campaign aides of U.S. President Donald Trump to cooperate in his probe into possible collusi…

  • Pence was set to meet North Korean officials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government c…

  • Stylish Queen Elizabeth makes 1st Fashion Week visit

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week. The monarch squeezed in th…

  • Macron proposes tighter asylum rules in major test of parliamentary majority

    PARIS (Reuters) — Emmanuel Macron’s government will on Wednesday propose toughening France’s immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will te…

  • At least 250 killed as Syria’s Ghouta pounded

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed a…

  • Greek carnival celebrations energized by flour power

  • Florida survivors, lawmakers at odds

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly …

  • Swedish racist ‘laser man’ faces Germany murder verdict

    FRANKFURT (AFP-Jiji) — A German court is on Wednesday due to sentence a Swedish convicted killer — dubbed “the laser man” for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants — for the murde…

  • Canada’s Trudeau downplays talk of snub by India

    MUMBAI (Reuters) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on…

  • Palestinian leader Abbas says U.S. can’t lead peace efforts

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the…

  • Fresh corruption cases ensnare Netanyahu aides

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu’s wife, the latest corruption in…

  • New U.K. party seeks to overturn Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) — A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing lawmakers to block any European Union w…

  • Fujimori to be tried again

    LIMA (AFP-Jiji) — A Peruvian court ordered former President Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon fo…

  • Mozambique dump collapse kills 17

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more…

  • Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from…

  • 94 dead as Syrian govt forces lay siege to eastern Ghouta

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday. …

  • Russian former ‘trolls’ trust U.S. indictment

    ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersbu…

  • Key underwater archaeological site in Mexico threatened by pollution

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important und…

  • Progress seen at N. Korean experimental nuclear site

  • U.S. probes Latvia banking sector over N. Korea activity

    RIGA (Reuters) — Latvia’s ABLV Bank sought emergency support on Monday after U.S. officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions while the country’s central bank chief faced bribe…

  • U.S.-S. Korea drill plan to be announced by April

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday. Seoul and Washington had…

  • Trump backs limited boost to gun checks

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while st…

  • Duterte plays down Chinese military facilities in S. China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were bu…

  • Melting poles hastening sea level rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans, on a…

  • Poland seeks dialogue with Israel on ‘difficult history’

    WARSAW (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such “exceptionally terrifying” crimes fro…

  • Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

    LONDON (Reuters) — Oxfam’s country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into al…

  • Mexican politicians blast Trump wall ahead of election

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Two Mexican opposition candidates on Sunday vowed to take a tougher line against U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall, at events where they were selected by their part…

  • Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

    MUNICH (Reuters) — Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring grou…

  • Another Afghan provincial governor defies President Ghani’s order to step down

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) — A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the …

  • Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes

    LONDON (Reuters) — “Cheddar Man,” Britain’s oldest, nearly complete human skeleton, had dark skin, blue eyes and dark curly hair when he lived in what is now southwest England 10,000 years ago, …

  • EU studying members’ breaching of pollution rules

    BRUSSELS, (Reuters) — The European Commission will decide next month whether to take legal action against nine member states for breaching EU air pollution rules after they submitted plans to addre…

  • Hungarian PM calls for global alliance against migration

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) — Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which…

  • Russia emerges as central player in global diplomacy

    MUNICH (Reuters) — European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia’s covert campaign to …

  • U.S. wants Europe to improve Iran deal

    WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) — The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return fo…

  • Media crackdown continues under Suu Kyi

    BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung…

  • 5 killed in ISIL attack on church in Russia’s Dagestan

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies repor…

  • Kurds strike deal with Syrian Army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish offic…

  • Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran’s ‘empire’

    MUNICH (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought th…

  • McMaster says definitive proof of Russia plot

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement…

  • Pope revives sex abuse commission amid skepticism

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for…

  • 4 Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated fo…

  • Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for saying Jews were perpetrators in WW II

    WARSAW (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War II as well as Poles and others, just weeks a…

  • South Korea joins U.S., Thailand in landing drill

    SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia’s largest multinational milit…

  • Iranian commercial plane crashes; killing 66 on board

    TEHRAN (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin…

  • Angry, grieving Floridians take gun protest to streets

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-contro…

  • Trump raps FBI for failing to act on Florida tip

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday night, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the susp…

  • German FM slams ‘America First’

    MUNICH (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America First” approach of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with a strong European Un…

  • May urges new security pact with EU following Brexit

    MUNICH (Reuters) — Prime Minister Theresa May made her case on Saturday for a new security treaty with the EU from next year, winning support from EU and U.S. officials who agreed the issue was too …

  • U.S. urges action to halt Iran’s ‘network of proxy armies’

    MUNICH (Reuters) — U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran’s development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of prox…

  • India inks deal to lease Iran’s Chabahar port for 18 months

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India and Iran on Saturday signed agreements including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months. The …

  • Merkel’s fate in SPD hands as members vote

    BERLIN (AFP-Jiji) — Germany’s Social Democrats start campaigning Saturday ahead of a party referendum that spells the last threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes of forming a new government…

  • Germany says Brexit deal should strike ‘fair balance’

    BERLIN (Reuters) — A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor …

  • Romney to run for Utah seat

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state a…

  • Turkey wants joint U.S. deployment in Syria’s Manbij

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washin…

  • Uncertainty reigns in final polls ahead of Italy general election

    ROME (Reuters) — Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right bloc has a clear lead ahead of Italy’s parliamentary election on March 4 but is unlikely to win a working majority, a batch of final opinion po…

  • Analysis / Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sets the stage for the prosecution of A…

  • FBI admits failure to act on Florida high school gunman

    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a…

  • Russians charged with meddling in ’16 election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a hu…

  • Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

    KATMANDU (AFP-Jiji) — When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal’s first…

  • Huge Mexico quake cuts power, damages homes

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A prolonged magnitude-7.2 quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths c…

  • Filipino maid’s body returned from Kuwait

    MANILA (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait has been returned to the Philippines to her grieving family. A sister of Joanna Daniel…

  • Florida gunman had extra ammo in bag

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and …

  • Senate immigration bills fail, leaving ‘Dreamers’ in limbo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the na…

  • U.S. lawmakers: No ‘bloody nose’ strike plan prepared for N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States doesn’t have a “bloody nose” strategy for North Korea, senators of both parties and a Trump administration official said Thursday, rejecting claims the U.S…

  • White House blames Russia for cyber-attack

    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reu- ters) — The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating “NotPetya” cyber-attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashi…

  • China angry as Modi visits remote state

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China on Thursday expressed anger over a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China also claims, and said India sh…

  • Australian PM bans relations with staff

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday banned sex between ministers and staff and rounded on his deputy for a “shocking error of judgment” by having an affair…

  • Trump puts focus of shooting on mental health, not guns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” U.S. President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental heal…

  • May meets Merkel to break Brexit impasse

    LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin on Friday to meet German leader Angela Merkel, hoping to overcome near-deadlock in her attempts to negotiate a Brexit d…

  • S. Africa turns reins over to Ramaphosa

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) — Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday, and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigne…

  • Pence draws line over talks with N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States is open to talks with North Korea, but only to convey the U.S. stance that “the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet” must give up its nu…

  • Zuma gives in to pressure, resigns as S. African president

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity…

  • U.S. must keep pace with China, admiral says

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — China’s military might is growing at such a pace that it could soon rival American power “across almost every domain,” a top U.S. military official said Wednesday. Adm…

  • H.K. lawyers decry ‘political screening’ rule

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — A group of Hong Kong lawyers expressed concern on Wednesday over a court decision allowing low-ranking government officials to vet election candidates in the Chinese-ruled city…

  • Beijing’s envoy to U.S. warns of advocating confrontation

    BEIJING (Reuters) — It is dangerous to advocate confrontation in relations between the United States and China, and wishful thinking to believe China will change the nature of its politics, China’…

  • Trump-Russia probe muddies hearing on U.S. security threat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans are resisting requests by Democrats for U.S. intelligence chiefs to present their annual global threat report to a congressional panel so they can avert a likely s…

  • Aid reaches besieged Syrian enclave

    GENEVA (Reuters) — An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food, health and other supplies for 7,200 people reached the besieged rebel-held Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, the United …

  • Porn star alleging Trump affair says she can tell all

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter w…

  • Netanyahu vows to carry on

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to carry on Wednesday after police recommended indicting him on corruption charges, angrily dismissing the allegations and the criti…

  • 17 shot dead at Florida high school

    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) — A 19-year-old gunman returned to the Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary problems and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday…

  • Johnson: Brexit no V-sign from cliffs

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson showed little sign of softening his tough stance on Brexit in a speech on Wednesday that was intended to soothe the concerns among pro-Europ…

  • Leader of Zimbabwe opposition dies

    HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than t…

  • NATO chief urges boost to spending

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that European allies had “much work” ahead to share the defense burden with Washington and also warned the EU to ensure its new d…

  • Power-sharing talks in N. Ireland collapse

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — The latest round of talks to restore a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed on Wednesday, prompting the former first minister to call on the British government t…

  • 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…

  • Longest growth streak since bubble

  • 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

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  • Russian officials, firms added to U.S. blacklist

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  • China unveils vision for ‘Polar Silk Road’ across Arctic

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  • Philippines plans forced evacuations from volcano

  • Tillerson, Lavrov talk Syria amid tensions

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  • Seoul: Drills with U.S. to resume

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  • Hardliner Brexiteers take aim at Davis

  • Pope slams fake news as satanic

  • N. Korean ice hockey team arrives in South

  • Brazilian court upholds guilty verdict for Lula

  • Turkey to widen Syria offensive

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  • Moscow proposes new probe into attacks

  • U.S. takes aim at Russia over chemical weapons in Syria

  • 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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  • Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen

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  • Turkey urged to show restraint on Kurds

  • Pence aiming to counter ‘propaganda’ at Games

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  • May smacks down Boris over NHS fund claims

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  • Pence: U.S. Embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

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  • Syria regime accused of chemical attack

  • Philippine volcano spews lava fountains

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  • U.S. senators strike deal, reopening govt

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  • Catalan parliament backs exiled Puigdemont again

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  • Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital

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  • Ecuador president: Assange a problem

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  • Mexico sees highest homicide rate in decades

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  • Koreas to form unified ice hockey team

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  • S. Korea proposes talks on Games with Pyongyang

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  • China tightens trade limits on N. Korea

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  • 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

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  • ABC suspends senior reporter

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  • Trump appointment roils finance agency

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  • Chinese envoy wraps up trip to North Korea

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  • Bushes criticize Trump in new book

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  • Mattis backs Tillerson’s N. Korea strategy

  • Seoul: More N. Korea provocations in Oct.

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  • China’s coal imports from N. Korea return

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  • Pyongyang stockpiling gas ‘for war’

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

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

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  • 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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