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  • Hurricane may have killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

    TAMPA, Fla. (AFP-Jiji) — Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times more than official estimates, U….

  • Journalist critical of Kremlin shot and killed in Ukraine

    KIEV (AP) — A Russian journalist harshly critical of the Kremlin was shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, and the national police said they are assuming he was targeted because of his …

  • Libyan factions agree to hold Dec. 10 elections

    PARIS (Reuters) — Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday on a declaration that would create a political framework to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections in December to end the country’s seven…

  • TV show ‘Roseanne’ axed following star’s racist tweet

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network on Tuesday swiftly canceled the popular U.S. television comedy “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr incited outrage by comparing a black f…

  • Starbucks closes stores, asks workers to talk about race

  • Malaysian PM: MH370 hunt may resume

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — The hunt for Flight MH370 may resume if new evidence comes to light, Malaysia’s prime minister said Wednesday, as a private search for the plane draws to a close. The Ma…

  • Pakistan, India agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading artillery fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, and on Wednesday the situation was calm after months of routine skirmishe…

  • Hungary mulls criminalizing aiding migration

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) — Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable for …

  • Gaza militants strike Israel with rockets, draw retaliation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest fla…

  • U.S., N. Korea race to resurrect summit / Top official from North on mission to U.S.

    BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, in the North’s highest-level m…

  • Italy may return to polls in July

    ROME (Reuters) — Italy may hold repeat elections as early as July after the man asked to be prime minister failed to secure support from major political parties for even a stop-gap government, sourc…

  • Belgium under scrutiny over release of radicalized convict

    LIEGE, Belgium/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Belgian authorities sought to deflect questions on Wednesday over the furlough of a convicted criminal, known to have been radicalized in jail, who killed three p…

  • Trump renews China tariff threat, complicating talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices. Th…

  • Saudi-led coalition: Yemen forces closing in on port

    RIYADH (AFP-Jiji) — Yemeni government forces are closing in on the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, the war-ravaged country’s main conduit for humanitarian aid, the Saudi-led coalition said on Mo…

  • West Libya factions raise doubts on Paris conference

    TUNIS (Reuters) — Groups in western Libya have cast doubt on talks in Paris on Tuesday that aim to pave the way for elections in the divided country, fearing the meeting could play into the hands o…

  • Palestinian leader leaves hospital after a week

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was discharged from a West Bank hospital on Monday, ending a weeklong stay that drew new attention to the 83-year-old’s long history…

  • Man tells judge to check out his song

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving an eight-year prison term had something to say to the judge who sentenced him — check out my new song! The Daily News reports John Star wrote to Judge I. Leo Glasse…

  • Jack Johnson’s biggest crime was being black

  • WSJ: U.S. halts new sanctions on N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — The U.S. government prepared new major sanctions against North Korea, but has decided to defer implementing them, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Although the Wh…

  • Bolivia protests spread after student killed

    LA PAZ (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of several cities across Bolivia on Monday to demand justice after a university student was killed during a demonstration last week. Some …

  • Mahathir axes Singapore high-speed rail link

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he was scrapping a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, in an ominous sign for the neighbors’ famous…

  • U.S. official: Immigrant kids not lost

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Over 1,500 immigrant children who have entered the United States unaccompanied are not “lost,” as Senate testimony by an administration official in April suggested, a U.S…

  • Giuliani: Info about informant key to giving Mueller interview

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified informati…

  • EU urges new Venezuela presidential election

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders on Monday called for a new presidential election in Venezuela, saying they will “swiftly” levy a new round of sanctions targeting those close to Venezuelan Pres…

  • Italy braces for snap polls amid crisis / Elections feared to turn into referendum on euro, EU

    ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s president set the country on a path to fresh elections on Monday, appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of plann…

  • Diplomacy surges before Trump-Kim summit

    SEOUL (AP) — Diplomacy accelerated Tuesday ahead of a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a team of American diplomats involved in preparator…

  • K-pop group BTS makes history

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean boy band phenomenon BTS have become the first K-pop group to rise to the top of the U.S. album charts, a vivid illustration of the genre’s growing global appeal. …

  • Search ends for vanished MH370

    CANBERRA (AP) — Australia said it held out hope Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would one day be found as the last search of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean where it was believed to have been lo…

  • Macron rewards Mali migrant hero

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday lauded as a hero a migrant from Mali who scaled an apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony, and rewarded the young man’s…

  • 1st major storm of season raises flood risks in south U.S.

    Forecasters warn Alberto, a still-menacing depression after its Memorial Day landfall on the Gulf Coast, is scattering heavy rains around the South amid heightened risks of flash flooding. The first …

  • May facing pressure to relax N. Ireland abortion rules

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive…

  • Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with its territory

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to g…

  • Peace deal critic to face leftist in Colombian runoff

    BOGOTA (Reuters) — Right-winger Ivan Duque, who wants to overhaul a peace deal with Marxist rebels, won Colombia’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, setting up a runoff next month with…

  • Anti-corruption group: Nigeria expanding use of opaque $670 mil. ‘slush fund’

    ABUJA (Reuters) — Anti-corruption group Transparency International said on Monday Nigeria’s government has in the run-up to elections expanded the use of opaque $670 million-a-year funds that fue…

  • Beijing to host Iran to avoid project disruption

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major po…

  • Power eludes Italy’s populists, angry over president’s veto

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s president on Sunday vetoed a euro-skeptic choice for economy minister, foiling a bid by populists to form Italy’s next government and increasing the prospects of a quick retu…

  • U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as U.S. …

  • U.S. team in N. Korea for talks on summit

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which…

  • Colombians to vote in key election

    BOGOTA (AP) — For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. But on Sunday, they will cast their ballots in the fir…

  • Sting gets honorary degree from Brown

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — English musician Sting sang “My One and Only Love” at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees. Brown presented them with the degr…

  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrat…

  • U.S. courts grapple with LGBT, business rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of …

  • ‘Fake’ source found to be official of White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters u…

  • Trump says U.S. team in N. Korea planning summit with Kim

    U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. …

  • Mattarella under pressure to accept euroskeptic minister

    ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s would-be coalition parties turned up the pressure on President Sergio Mattarella on Saturday to endorse their euroskeptic pick as economy minister, saying the only other …

  • Pakistan announces elections on July 25

    ISLAMABAD (AFP-Jiji) — Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25, a presidential spokesman said Saturday, offering the prospect of what would be only the second-ever democratic transfer of po…

  • Operator: UAE’s 1st nuke reactor start-up delayed

    DUBAI (Reuters) — The start-up of the Arab world’s first nuclear reactor — in the United Arab Emirates — has been delayed and should start operations between the end of 2019 and early 2020, t…

  • Turkey raps Germany for allowing pro-Kurdish rally

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) — The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned as a “double standard” a decision by Germany to allow a rally by the pro-Kurdish opposition HDP party in Cologne, having …

  • Spain’s Socialists vow election in months

    MADRID (AFP-Jiji) — Spain’s Socialist Party on Saturday pledged to hold new elections within months if its attempt to unseat Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with a parliamentary non-confidence vote …

  • Bangladesh detains 100 in anti-drug crackdown

    DHAKA (AP) — Security officials in Bangladesh said they raided an area in the capital on Saturday and detained at least 100 suspects as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown, amid accusations th…

  • Thousands protest Macron’s policies

    PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for “floods of…

  • Moon: Kim committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization / Negotiations going very well, Trump says

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae In said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with U.S. President Donald Trump and to a…

  • U.S. man returns home after 2 years in Venezuela prison

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin Ameri…

  • Egypt court orders 1-month YouTube block over Islam film

    CAIRO (AFP-Jiji) — Egypt’s top administrative court ordered authorities Saturday to block video-sharing website YouTube in the country for a month, after a years-long appeals process over a film …

  • Irish voters bring end to abortion ban / Referendum result may put pressure on N. Ireland

    DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn’t even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic…

  • Abe, Putin attend ceremony celebrating cultural exchange

  • Trump: Deal reached to keep Chinese firm ZTE in business

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp. back in business after it pays a significant…

  • Iran seeks assurances on N-deal after U.S. pullout

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protec…

  • Trump: Talks with N. Korea may happen

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after a…

  • Moon, Kim meet for 2nd summit

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in thei…

  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters repeal abortion ban

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutio…

  • Putin hints at becoming Russian PM again

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hinted that he might return to power as prime minister — as he did in 2008 — after his time as president ends in 2024. “I have …

  • Putin: Rocket not Russian

    ST. PETERSBURG (AFP-Jiji) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was “of course” not Russian, dismissing the D…

  • U.S.-Turkey agree ‘roadmap’ on Kurdish-held Syrian city

    ANKARA (AFP-Jiji) — Turkish and U.S. officials on Friday agreed on a “roadmap” for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became a major headache between the NAT…

  • Weinstein accusers elated, relieved over arraignment

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Women in Hollywood expressed relief, hope and vindication on Friday as movie producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape after decades of alleged sexual misconduct. We…

  • France arrests 2 ex-spies for passing secrets to China

  • Airlines comply with China’s request

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — China’s aviation regulator said on Friday 18 out of 44 airlines it contacted have changed how they refer to Chinese territories on their websites by the 30-day deadline it s…

  • Colombia to be member of NATO

    BOGOTA (AFP-Jiji) — Colombia will next week formally become NATO’s first Latin American “global partner,” President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday. Santos, who won the 2016 Nobel Peace …

  • Temer: Truckers could be removed

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America’s largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the …

  • ‘Snake bite’ breast milk kills child

    NEW DELHI (AFP-Jiji) — An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year…

  • 50 dead in boat accident in DRC

    MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (AFP-Jiji) — Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Friday. The accident happ…

  • Taiwan loses second ally in a month

    OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pr…

  • Democrats, Republicans get briefings on Mueller probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, …

  • U.S. Senate panel targets China, Russia in massive defense bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed its version of a $716 billion annual defense policy bill on Thursday, joining counterparts in the House of Representatives in l…

  • Israeli minister plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to furth…

  • $28 mil. in cash seized in Malaysia graft probe

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft…

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 downed by ‘Russia-based unit’

    BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an interna…

  • France’s pastry wars pain in the chocolat for lawmakers

  • Taiwan Air Force tails Chinese bombers

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan’s air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another dip…

  • 15 wounded in explosion at Ontario Indian restaurant

    TORONTO (Reuters) — Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local polic…

  • Weinstein to surrender on sexual assault charges

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of wo…

  • EU derides Britain’s Irish border plans

    LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) — Britain’s post-Brexit adaptation will run through 2020, as planned, a British government spokeswoman said on Thursday as the EU dismissed London’s ideas for a longer st…

  • N. Korea openly demolishes N-test site

    PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursd…

  • Text of Trump letter to Kim

  • Trump to know ‘next week’ if N. Korea summit goes ahead

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would know next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place on June 12 in Singapore as sch…

  • U.S. cautions citizens in China after ‘abnormal’ sound incident

    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to …

  • Malaysia’s ex-PM questioned again in corruption scandal

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the anti-corruption agency’s office Thursday for more questioning over a massive graft scandal at a state investm…

  • BBC: Ukraine paid Cohen to arrange talks at White House

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to arrange talks between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last year, the B…

  • Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing ‘tremendous anger’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from No…

  • Pompeo: Fate of summit lies with Kim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely…

  • Judge bars Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their politic…

  • Former spy’s daughter breaks silence

    LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her former spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been “slow and painful,” and that she hopes to return to her ho…

  • Russia foreign minister planning N. Korea visit

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia said its foreign minister was planning a trip to North Korea, after a media outlet said Wednesday Sergei Lavrov could visit the reclusive state next week. “The visit …

  • Pentagon disinvites China from multinational military exercise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension betw…

  • Palestinians join 2 U.N. agencies, weapons pact

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The Palestinians have joined two U.N. agencies and the global convention to halt the spread of chemical weapons, a U.N. envoy said Wednesday, despite a threat of U.S. fu…

  • G-7 rejects Maduro’s election victory

    OTTAWA (AFP-Jiji) — The Group of Seven industrialized nations on Wednesday rejected Venezuela’s presidential election outcome, saying Nicolas Maduro’s win lacks “legitimacy and credibility”…

  • U.N. OK’s N. Korean travel to Singapore

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — A United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday approved the travel of North Korean officials to Singapore for a June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Tru…

  • Political novice Conte named as Italy’s new prime minister

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running wes…

  • Khamenei sets conditions for Europe to save nuclear deal

    LONDON (Reuters) — Iran’s top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguar…

  • N. Korea carries out purported demolition of nuclear test site

    PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of fo…

  • Civil rights groups urge Amazon not to sell facial recognition tool to police

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in…

  • Israel says it is 1st to use F-35 in combat

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s offic…

  • Changes afoot at German agency over asylum scandal

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Concern that more than 1,000 people were wrongly granted asylum by Germany’s migration agency may lead to personnel changes at the agency, the interior minister signaled on Tues…

  • Ex-president Carter says Trump could get Nobel

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Donald Trump should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize if he manages to forge peace with North Korea. “If President Trump is …

  • Energy wells plugged as Hawaii lava flows nearby

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a near…

  • Archbishop steps down over cover-up

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — An Australian archbishop who became one of the world’s highest-ranked church officials found guilty of covering up child sex abuse announced Wednesday he will stand down from …

  • U.N. wants oil traders to help with sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) — A U.N. monitoring group wants to enlist the help of the world’s biggest oil trading companies to enforce sanctions that cap the amount of crude and related products North Korea…

  • Trump expresses doubt over summit with N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was a “substantial chance” his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not take place as planned on June 12 amid…

  • Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesd…

  • New Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend 1st official engagement

    LONDON (Reuters) — Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an e…

  • EU peppers Facebook CEO with difficult questions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for th…

  • Trump floats plan to fine China’s ZTE

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp. and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that ha…

  • Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim meeting

    WASHNGTON (AFP-Jiji) — A commemorative coin featuring U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has been struck by the White House Communications Agency ahead of their planned summ…

  • Thai protest leaders give themselves up to police

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — Eight Thai pro-democracy protest leaders surrendered to police on Tuesday after police blocked a march held on the anniversary of a 2014 coup in their demand for early elections…

  • French minister: EU may compensate companies hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran

    PARIS (Reuters) — France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Ma…

  • Trump, Moon try to keep North Korea summit on track amid doubts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea’s Moon Jae In Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt t…

  • Maduro faces global criticism, U.S. sanctions

    CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Critics at home and abroad on Monday denounced the reelection of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro as a farce cementing autocracy, while the U.S. gover…

  • Malaysia’s embattled Najib questioned

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Embattled former Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the headquarters of Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission on Tuesday, which has ordered him to explain a suspiciou…

  • Mother of former spy Skripal on Russian TV ‘demands access to son’

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russian television showed an interview on Monday with a woman purporting to be the mother of poisoned Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, demanding British authorities let her …

  • Abramovich still without visa

    MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) — British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources…

  • Hawaii lava approaches power plant

    PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) — Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island flowed toward a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncont…

  • U.S. hits Tehran with broad list of demands

    WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) — The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes — from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war — or face severe economic…

  • Political novice Conte tipped as Italy’s premier

    ROME (AP) — With Europe and markets watching anxiously, Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League identified a 53-year-old…

  • Foreign media enter N. Korea to cover N-site destruction

    SEOUL (Jiji Press) — A group of about 20 journalists, mainly from U.S. and Chinese news organizations, entered North Korea on Tuesday to report on the country’s planned destruction of its nuclear…

  • Netflix signs the Obamas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday’s announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The former president and first …

  • FBI, Justice Dept to ‘review’ highly classified information

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders an…

  • Hospitalized Palestinian president has lung infection

    RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is suffering from a lung infection and could remain in hospital for several days, Palestinian medics and officials said on Monday. Abbas, 8…

  • Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the enti…

  • Court rules archbishop hid abuse

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) — An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior Catholic in the world to b…

  • Crisis hangs over Trump-Moon meet

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Three weeks before an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit is supposed to take place, President Donald Trump will meet South Korean President Moon Jae In on Tuesday as …

  • Israel lawmakers hope Trump eases rules for military aid equipment

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli lawmakers urged the government on Monday to reopen talks with the United States on a defense aid deal signed in 2016 in the hope that President Donald Trump might ease…

  • U.S. anti-ISIL office to remain at least 6 mths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing a…

  • Sturgeon may mull independence again

    LONDON (Reuters) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over B…

  • Obituary / Bernard Lewis / Historian

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Historian Bernard Lewis, whose influential books shaped generations of Middle East scholars but whose views stirred fierce passions, died at an assisted living facility on S…

  • Manila takes steps over China bombers in S. China Sea

    MANILA (AP) — The Philippine government is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational polic…

  • Brazil saves African migrants at sea

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP-Jiji) — Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa and Guyana found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media sa…

  • Mexico’s Lopez Obrador nixes ‘subordination’ to U.S.

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  • AT&T admits hiring Trump fixer Cohen was mistake

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  • Philippine Supreme Court ousts Duterte-critic judge

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  • Mahathir scores surprise win in Malaysian election

  • Turkey detains scores of air force personnel over Gulen links

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  • CIA nominee: No more torture as tool

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  • Italy’s 5-Star, League head for coalition at 11th hour

  • Trump hails release of detainees

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  • Trump warns Iran against resuming N-program

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  • Israel strikes dozens of Iranian targets in Syria

  • Trump welcomes freed Korean-Americans’ return to U.S.

  • Trump lawyer may have got $500,000 from Russian

  • 5 more Australian MPs quit amid dual citizenship crisis

  • Europe fights to save Iran nuclear deal after U.S. pullout

  • Russia shows off its new military hardware

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  • Female stars to protest as Cannes film fest opens

  • Trump: Pompeo returning with 3 Americans detained in North Korea

  • Congo’s govt declares new outbreak of Ebola

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  • Trump abandons ‘defective’ Iran deal

  • Pompeo in N. Korea with detainees on agenda

  • Syria says Israel attacked after U.S. quit Iran deal

  • Trump, Xi discuss meeting with Kim

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  • Pompeo arrives in N. Korea to finalize Trump-Kim summit

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  • NY attorney general resigns over abuse claims

  • Angels, goddesses and a pope rock Catholic-inspired Met Gala benefit

  • Kim meets China’s president ahead of Trump summit

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  • Trump set to decide fate of Iran deal

  • Hawaiians brave gases, lava to retrieve pets and belongings

  • Ivanka set for Jerusalem trip as embassy signs go up

  • Moon vows utmost efforts for denuclearization

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  • CIA nominee offered to pull out over covert program

  • Hezbollah eyes gains after vote in Lebanon

  • Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at George W. Bush stands for parliament

  • Iran ‘prepared for any move’ from Trump on N-deal

  • Johnson says don’t dump it

  • Pakistan minister shot ahead of elections

  • At least 50 casualties in mosque blast in Afghanistan

  • Twin mine collapses kill 23 in Pakistan

  • 45 dead in militia, bandit fighting

  • Man arrested in India gang rape case

  • S. African filmmaker killed by giraffe

  • Trump: North Korea summit plans settled

  • Trump back in step with NRA after doubts over Parkland

  • NASA lander first to study Mars’ interior

  • Major quake hits Hawaii as volcano erupts

  • Tories defy predictions in England local polls

  • Rouhani criticizes blocking of Telegram app

  • North Korea goes back to the future, by 30 minutes

  • Turkey opposition names nominee

  • France proposes new mechanism at OPCW

  • U.S. fails to win U.N. backing over Abbas

  • Russia ready for closer ties to Iran

  • Ex-TV host sued over sexual harassment

  • Parents of Otto Warmbier denounce N. Korea at U.N.

  • Abbas reelected as chairman of PLO Executive Committee

  • Israel court convicts poet of incitement

  • Malaysian leader faces legitimacy test

  • Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

  • Italy’s 5-Star leader calls for June election

  • Tories avoid London wipeout in local polls

  • Props from ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ben Hur’ to be auctioned

  • U.S. blasts China over Djibouti laser attacks

  • Twitter urges users to change passwords

  • Trump may reduce troops in S. Korea

  • U.S. warns of consequences over Beijing’s S. China Sea militarization

  • U.S., China find some consensus in trade row

  • Hawaii volcano eruption forces 1,500 from homes

  • U.S. prisoner release would be ‘goodwill gesture’ by N. Korea

  • Trump says campaign funds not used to pay porn star

  • Nobel literature prize won’t be awarded in ’18

  • Support for Moon hits record after inter-Korea summit

  • Trump visits State Dept as Pompeo sworn in

  • Republican House members seek Nobel Peace Prize for Trump

  • Shakeup in Trump’s legal team may lead to tougher stance

  • CNBC: China installed missiles in S. China Sea

  • Trump ‘poised to quit’ 2015 Iran nuclear deal

  • China ‘to play positive role’ as it seeks N. Korea resolution

  • Malaysia’s opposition leader Mahathir under investigation for ‘fake news’

  • Pyongyang denies it hacked U.N. database

  • N. Korea ‘moves 3 Americans from labor camp to hotel’

  • Spotify hits wrong note with customer forecast

  • Itochu’s annual profits rise 14% on coal prices, strong retail sales

  • Armenia’s parliament rejects protest leader as premier

  • Tony nominations show something for everyone on Broadway

  • EPA heads of security, toxic-waste cleanups leave amid ethics probes

  • Rosenstein says Justice Dept won’t be extorted by Congress

  • Le Pen rallies far-right allies

  • Israel’s nuclear presentation gets cool reception in Europe

  • Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Sahara weapons dispute

  • More than 60 said killed in Nigeria blasts

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  • Blazing building collapses in Brazil; at least 1 dead

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  • S. Korea ‘wants U.S. troops to stay’

  • May picks new minister amid immigration scandal

  • Mueller gives questions to Trump’s lawyers

  • Trump says DMZ’s Peace House, Singapore possible sites for summit

  • Moon asks U.N. to verify N-sites

  • U.S., China to hold trade talks

  • U.S. delays tariffs for EU, Canada, Mexico

  • S. Korea’s Moon says Trump ‘can take the Nobel prize’

  • Paper plane protesters urge Russia to unblock Telegram app

  • Trump, Nigerian leader skirt issue of vulgarity

  • China nabs Taiwan ally in Caribbean

  • Activists, police clash over Korean laborer statue

  • U.K. lawmakers deny govt exit deal powers

  • Mongolians sip ‘oxygen cocktails’

  • Tehran warns Washington over its uranium potential

  • Abbas warns of ‘tough steps’ against U.S., Israel

  • Putin, Macron urge intl backing of Iran N-deal

  • Israel: We have proof of Iran N-deal cover-up

  • U.S. urged ‘irreversible’ denuclearization / Pompeo piled pressure on Kim ahead of summit

  • N. Korea to align with South Korea’s time zone

  • Pompeo says U.S. stands with Israelis, Saudis against Tehran

  • Double suicide bombing in central Kabul kills 25

  • U.K. interior minister resigns amid immigration scandal

  • China foreign minister Wang to visit Pyongyang

  • Gorilla census surprises researchers

  • U.S. newsrooms seek local owners to stanch layoffs

  • North Korean leader’s sister joins him at summit

  • Parents of Warmbier sue N. Korea over death

  • Trump wins pledges of 1,600 troops for border

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  • FBI raids office of Trump’s lawyer

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  • Korean unity seen in small exchanges

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