U.N.: Record 68.5 million displaced worldwide

  • U.N.: Record 68.5 million displaced worldwide

    GENEVA (AFP-Jiji) — A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday. …

  • Israel’s Netanyahu, Jordan’s Abdullah meet after months of strained ties

    AMMAN (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan’s King Abdullah II that he is committed to the status quo at holy sites in contested Jerusalem, trying to reassure the monarch i…

  • Half of 630 migrants in Spain ‘seek asylum in France’

  • Israel arrests ex-minister for spying for Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country’s internal …

  • Erdogan faces stiffest challenge in polls

    ANKARA (AFP-Jiji) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15-year grip on Turkey, seeking to overcome a revitalized opposition against the background…

  • Beijing subway to get ‘bio-ID’ tracking systems

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — Beijing, is looking at introducing “bio-recognition technology,” including palm scanners and facial recognition cameras, to speed up passenger flow through subway stations …

  • U.S. charges ex-CIA worker with disclosing classified info

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing so…

  • Trump surprises defense officials with announcement of new ‘space force’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “space force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American su…

  • N. Korea’s Kim visits Beijing

    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last …

  • WHO: Video gaming addictive like cocaine

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification o…

  • Pompeo expected to revisit N. Korea soon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea “before too terribly long” to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark…

  • Spain’s new govt to remove Franco’s remains from state mausoleum

    MADRID (Reuters) — The remains of fascist dictator Francisco Franco could soon be removed from a state-funded mausoleum under a plan by Spain’s new socialist government to transform the monument …

  • Bavarians give Merkel 2 weeks on migrants row

    BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her two weeks’ breathing space on Monday to find a European solution to a row over immigr…

  • White House defends immigration policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, incl…

  • Elected Duque vows to unify Colombia, change FARC deal

    BOGOTA (Reuters) — Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but ins…

  • Merkel’s Bavarian coalition partners vow resolve in migrant showdown

    BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) — Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) want to back a plan on Monday to limit immigration at the German border but will leave it up to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer t…

  • Greece, Macedonia sign pact to resolve dispute over name

    PRESPES, Greece/BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) — Greece and Macedonia set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the former Yugoslav republic, paving the way for its …

  • Huawei blasts Australia security worries

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. said that Australian claims it poses a security risk are “ill-informed” as it published an open letter on Monday that…

  • Yemeni civilians shelter in schools

    ADEN (Reuters) — The Saudi-led coalition resumed airstrikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter …

  • Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire

    KABUL (AFP-Jiji) — The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan. The announcement came aft…

  • Pro-Kurdish head appears in Turkey after 20 months

    ANKARA (Reuters) — The jailed presidential candidate for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition made his first television appearance in over a year and a half on Sunday, giving a campaign speech ahead o…

  • Cambodian prince hurt in car crash; wife killed

    PHNOM PENH (AP) — A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighboring Thailand after being injured in a road crash that ki…

  • Syria govt claims U.S. bombed its positions

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deat…

  • Thousands protest in Vietnam against foreign investment plans

    Thousands of people in central Vietnam demonstrated peacefully on Sunday against government plans to lease new economic zones to foreign investors, witnesses told Reuters, a few days after protesters …

  • Trump adviser reveals new Russia link

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell …

  • Israeli aircraft strike Hamas in Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli jets struck nine targets belonging to the Islamist Hamas group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to incendiary kites and balloons Palestinians sen…

  • Cambodian schools told to stop improvising bells from war-era bombs

    PHNOM PENH (AFP-Jiji) — Cambodia’s government has told schools across the country to stop converting war-era ordnance into school bells to prevent possible explosions. Nearly three decades of ci…

  • Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer risking everything for chance of U.S. asylum

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children…

  • U.K. far-right threat on rise

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Stung by an attack on Muslims in London a year ago, Britain is facing a growing threat from far-right extremists fueled by online hate speech, forcing the authorities to react. …

  • Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by ISIL, kills at least 26

    KABUL (Reuters) — A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants ce…

  • Taxi drives into central Moscow crowd, injuring 7

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup that Russia is …

  • Pope equates abortion to Nazi eugenics efforts

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. …

  • Trump yearns for praise over DPRK deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else o…

  • Israel targets Palestinians launching ‘fire balloons’ from Gaza

    GAZA CITY (AFP-Jiji) — The Israeli Army on Saturday wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip attempting to launch incendiary balloons across the border into Israel, officials said. An Israeli mi…

  • S. Korea, U.S. to halt joint drills

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea…

  • U.S. seeks disclosure of DPRK N-program / Pompeo to press issue at meeting

    The U.S. government has urged North Korea to declare its entire nuclear program within the next few weeks, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned on Saturday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to press …

  • Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

    MANAGUA (AP) — Armed assailants set fire to a house and gunfire erupted at a street barricade in Nicaragua’s capital on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead and casting a pall over talks …

  • 17 killed in stampede after fight at Caracas club

    CARACAS (AP) — Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela’s capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundred…

  • Duque poised to be next Colombia president

    BOGOTA (AFP-Jiji) — Ivan Duque is on course to become Colombia’s youngest president in Sunday’s run-off election, after a campaign fought largely over the future of the government’s peace dea…

  • ROK official: No change to U.S. troops in S. Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. military forces in South Korea are not subject to negotiations between North Korea and the United States because they are a matter for the U.S.-South Korean alliance, a senio…

  • France urges Italy not to join anti-immigration ‘axis’

    PARIS (Reuters) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged Italy’s new prime minister to work with France, Germany and Spain on resolving migration issues rather than siding with an anti-…

  • U.S. drone kills Taliban chief wanted in Malala attack

    KABUL (AFP-Jiji) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed Friday that Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the f…

  • 2,000 minors separated at U.S. border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland …

  • Manafort jailed ahead of trial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Muelle…

  • Trump slaps 25% tariff on Chinese imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports…

  • China hikes tariffs on U.S. soybeans, electric cars, fish

    BEIJING (AP) — China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric …

  • Saudi-led forces in control of Yemen airport

    SANAA (AP) — Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen’s exiled government sa…

  • Study: Harvard admissions unfair to Asian-Americans

    BOSTON (AP) — Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of…

  • Trump suggests he may call Kim on Sunday

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had given Kim Jong Un a direct phone number and suggested he might call the North Korean leader on Sunday, following their summi…

  • Moscow slams Norway plans to double U.S. troop presence

    OSLO (AFP-Jiji) — Moscow on Thursday criticized Norway’s plans to ask Washington to double the number of U.S. troops stationed in the Scandinavian country and deploy them nearer the border with R…

  • Ruling party nominates candidate for Georgia PM

    TBILISI (Reuters) — Georgia’s ruling party on Thursday named acting Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze as its candidate to become the next prime minister, the parliamentary speaker said. Prime Mi…

  • May’s Brexit compromise hits snag

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May failed on Thursday to win around pro-EU lawmakers in her party over Parliament’s role in the Brexit process, raising the risk of defeat in lo…

  • Israel: Drone deal with Germany will boost ties

    JERUSALEM/BERLIN (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that a roughly €1 billion ($1.18 billion) drone deal with Germany would strengthen bilateral security relat…

  • Trump sued for illegal use of charity funds

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, were accused Thursday of “persistently illegal conduct” at their family foundation, in a lawsuit alleging Trump misused…

  • Canada, U.S. to continue NAFTA talks

    Canada agreed with the United States on Thursday that slow-moving talks to update NAFTA should continue although they did not set a date for the next round, a senior official said in remarks casting …

  • U.S.-ROK drills suspended indefinitely

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The U.S. military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, an official told AFP on Thursday, acting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to hal…

  • Trump ready to impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump has made up his mind to impose “pretty significant” tariffs on Chinese goods, an administration official said on Thursday, as Beijing warned t…

  • China promises fast response

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China vowed on Friday to strike back quickly if the United States hurts its interests, hours before U.S. President Donald Trump was due to unveil revisions to a tariff list targ…

  • China reaffirms pledge to uphold N. Korea sanctions

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China has reaffirmed its commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea until full denuclearization of the regime is achieved, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after …

  • Govt watchdog finds Comey ‘insubordinate’ in email probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email in…

  • German authorities foil ‘biological weapon’ attack

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have thwarted a plot by a Tunisian man who created the deadly toxin ricin, using castor bean seeds, and planned to use the poison in an Islamic extremist attack in …

  • House Republicans unveil draft of immigration bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — inc…

  • Fight for Yemen port rages on, people flee

    ADEN (Reuters) — Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah on Thursday as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has c…

  • Pompeo: No sanctions relief until Pyongyang acts

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Tough sanctions will remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearization, the U.S. secretary of state said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North’s view that the …

  • U.S. eyes disarmament by 2020

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The United States hopes to see “major disarmament” of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sa…

  • Brothel owner who won Nevada state primary shunned by GOP top brass

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said Wednesday the “establishment got crushed” when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now the flamboy…

  • Macedonian president refuses to authorize new name

    ATHENS (AP) — Macedonia’s president said Wednesday that he would not sign off on a historic deal that would change the country’s name, the most potentially disruptive reaction so far to the agre…

  • Militias guarding World Cup linked to Russia’s foreign wars

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) — Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukrai…

  • Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid probe

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) — Chilean police and prosecutors on Wednesday launched separate and unexpected raids on Roman Catholic Church offices to seize documents relating to mounting claims of sexual abus…

  • Push to split California into 3 faces bumps

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, b…

  • Aquarius aid vessel on route to Spain as Italy stands firm

    ROME (AP) — Italy escalated its quarrel with France over migration Wednesday, challenging the bordering country to take in more asylum-seekers and demanding an apology after the French president acc…

  • Merkel calls for unified approach on migration

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Europe needs a unified approach to migration that addresses the interests of each country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, noting that Italy did not feel it was…

  • Taiwan’s first settlers seek return of all land

    TAIPEI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Taipei’s Peace Memorial Park is an oasis of calm in the bustling city, home to morning walkers and lunchtime strollers — along with a camp of indigenous pro…

  • U.N. blames Israel for Gaza violence

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its “excessive use of force,” after narrowly …

  • Battle for Yemen port city resumes

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fighting resumed Thursday around the Yemen port city of Hodeida as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake it from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Witnesses describ…

  • Moon tells Pompeo world escaped N-arms threat

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae In said Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat asses…

  • Anger, grief as Britain marks 1st anniversary of Grenfell fire

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Anger and impatience for justice mix with raw grief as Britain prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster — the deadliest domestic fire since World …

  • U.S. Marines in Norway to double amid tensions

    OSLO (Reuters) — Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia. The…

  • Turnbull to apologize to sex abuse victims

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed Wednesday to deliver a formal apology to victims of institutional child sex abuse, acknowledging their courage and pain in expo…

  • Macedonia to change name to Republic of North Macedonia

    ATHENS (AP) — Greece and Macedonia reached an historic agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as …

  • Ex-FBI deputy chief McCabe sues for information on firing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf T…

  • U.S. views Israel border wall

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel’s fenced-off border with Egypt on Tuesday for ideas for the U.S. border with Mexico, where President Donal…

  • FBI official warns World Cup travelers of Russian hacking

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The top U.S. counterintelligence official is advising Americans traveling to Russia for football’s World Cup beginning this week that they should not take electronic device…

  • Iran’s Rouhani asks Macron to follow statements with action to save N-deal

    PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned world powers on Tuesday that it was impossible for Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal if it cannot benefit from the accord after the…

  • Mattis not surprised by halting of joint drills

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not caught off guard by President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was suspending military exercises with South Korea, a Pentagon s…

  • Onodera: Military drills ‘vital’

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan’s defense chief said on Wednesday the U.S. military’s presence in South Korea and joint military exercises were “vital” for East Asian security after President Donal…

  • May wins Brexit clash by offering concessions

    LONDON (AP) — The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans Tuesday, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to …

  • AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — AT&T Inc. won court approval on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85 billion, rebuffing an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to block the deal and …

  • Migrant rescue ship standoff divides Europe

    POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Italy’s populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship with 629 migrants, instead sending two milit…

  • Saudi-led coalition launches attack on crucial Yemen port city of Hodeida

    ADEN (Reuters) — A Saudi-led coalition launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida on Wednesday in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the I…

  • U.S. House to debate new immigration bills

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to…

  • Wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts

    DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ign…

  • Four reasons U.S. EPA chief Pruitt’s luck is finally running out

  • Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit

    SINGAPORE (AP) — With a handshake, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, creating an indelible image of two unorthodox leaders as they be…

  • China hints at sanctions relief for Pyongyang

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China suggested on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to work toward…

  • Sessions restricts grounds for asylum

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large nu…

  • U.S. unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the d…

  • U.S. top court allows some states to purge voting rolls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid …

  • Neighbors stunned by man who vanished from air force

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors knew him as Tim, a quiet man who kept to himself but was always pleasant and never left the house without his San Francisco Giants cap on. Then his picture appe…

  • White House adviser Kudlow recovering after heart attack

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump’s tough stance on global trade, was in good condition in a Washington-area hospit…

  • Nicaragua govt forces attack protesters

    MANAGUA (AFP-Jiji) — Armed riot police and pro-government paramilitaries on Monday attacked barricades manned by anti-government activists in the Nicaraguan capital, plunging neighborhoods into vio…

  • Polish man convicted of kidnapping model

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian court convicted a Polish man Monday of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model for ransom, rejecting the defendant’s claim that the abduction was staged to boost the victim…

  • Alligator stops plane on tarmac

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most times it’s bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Ai…

  • Radio Free Asia loses Myanmar outlet

    BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster that provides news to countries in Asia where freedom of information is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop us…

  • 13 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

    KABUL (Reuters) — A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded 25 more during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul as worke…

  • U.N. warns against fight for Hodeida

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief says it’s critical to prevent a battle for the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which is a vital supply link to millions of Yemenis. Mark Lowcock briefed…

  • Heavy fighting in Yemen’s west

    SAN‘A (AP) — Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. Government for…

  • May urges unity on Brexit strategy vote

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her Conservative Party on Monday to show unity and vote against changes to her Brexit blueprint, warning lawmakers they would undermine he…

  • Spain offers safe harbor to migrant ship

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s new “Italians first” government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow …

  • U.K.’s Prince William to visit Israel, Palestine

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince William will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when he makes a landmark trip to the region later this mont…

  • Pope purges Chilean church over sex abuse

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis began purging Chile’s Catholic hierarchy on Monday over an avalanche of sex abuse and cover-up cases, starting with accepting the resignations of the bishop at th…

  • Parisians seek U.N. heritage status for bistros

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A group of Parisians has launched a campaign for UNESCO to award cultural heritage status to the French capital’s bistros and cafe terraces, almost three years after terror att…

  • Trump, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un sign unspecified document

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a “very danger…

  • Trump, North Korea’s Kim come together for momentous summit

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un came together for a momentous summit Tuesday that could chart a course for historic peace or raise the specter of a grow…

  • Immunotherapy cures breast cancer

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A woman with an aggressive form of breast cancer which defied chemotherapy and spread to other organs, was cured with an experimental treatment that triggered her immune system, r…

  • Trump, N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un open historic summit

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have opened an unparalleled summit in Singapore, reaching for an ambitious deal to resolve global concerns about the…

  • Moon phones Trump

    SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to his South Korean counterpart by telephone on Monday, a day before Trump holds a historic summit with North Korea’s leader, South Korea’s p…

  • Trump, Pompeo positive ahead of summit with Kim / Singapore to host U.S., N. Korea for historic talks

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could “work out very nicely” as officials from both countri…

  • U.S.-Canada dispute escalates

    QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) — The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a d…

  • G-7 talks end on low note as Trump blasts Trudeau

    QUEBEC CITY (AFP-Jiji) — The G-7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war as U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insult…

  • Xi praises free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized “selfish, short-sighted” policies Sunday during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, sta…

  • Italy refuses to receive ship holding over 600 migrants

    ROME (AP) — A private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants remained at sea Sunday evening after more than a day of not receiving permission to dock in either Italy or the small Mediterranean island nat…

  • 175,000 form human chain for Basque vote

    MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of Spaniards from the northern Basque Country have formed a line that stretched over 200 kilometers to demand a ballot on secession for the wealthy region. Proteste…

  • 3 Gulf Arab states pledge $2.5 bil. in aid to Jordan

    RIYADH (AP) — Three Gulf Arab states pledged $2.5 billion in aid to Jordan on Monday in an effort to stabilize the U.S.-allied kingdom as it faces its worst protests in years over government auster…

  • Fire hits Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse before recount

    BAGHDAD (AFP-Jiji) — A fire ripped through Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victo…

  • Erdogan slams Austria’s clampdown on mosques

    VIENNA (AFP-Jiji) — Austria’s main federation of Muslim residents (IGGiOe) on Sunday voiced its “indignation” after Vienna announced the closure of seven mosques and said it would expel Turkis…

  • Vietnam police drag people away from protest

    HANOI (AFP-Jiji) — Police broke up a protest in Vietnam’s capital on Sunday and dragged away about 20 people as anger grows over a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases. The draft law …

  • 5 held at London far-right protest

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Police arrested five people on Saturday after clashes broke out during a demonstration by hundreds of people against the jailing of a former far-right leader for contempt of cour…

  • Swiss OK blocking foreign betting sites

    GENEVA (AFP-Jiji) — Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which oppone…

  • Florida failed to vet checks to carry arms

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The U.S. state of Florida went more than a year without conducting national background checks on thousands of applications to carry concealed weapons, potentially granting so…

  • Hong Kong jails top independence leader

    HONG KONG (AFP-Jiji) — Hong Kong’s leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city’s worst protest violence for decades. Edward Leung was …

  • Kim lands in Singapore ahead of high-stakes Trump summit

    SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down with U.S. President …

  • Trump pulls out of joint G-7 statement, attacks Trudeau

  • Kim double detained in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — An Australian comedian known for impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was detained by Singapore’s authorities on Friday and questioned about his political v…

  • EU’s Barnier: U.K. border proposal filled with ambiguity

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a British proposal for avoiding border problems with Ireland after Brexit “raises more questions than answers” but still w…

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  • Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians

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  • Putin to Europe: I told you so

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  • House takes up plan to cut $15 bil. in spending

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  • New Jordan premier will kill controversial tax bill

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  • IKEA to use only renewable, recycled materials by 2030

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  • Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

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  • Malaysia seeks arrest over graft scandal

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  • Taiwan holds large military drills amid China tensions

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  • Melania returns to public eye after ‘rough patch’

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  • Bad weather, danger hinder search efforts in Guatemala

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  • Beijing looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

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  • Europe accused of failing migrants in Libya as human traffickers thrive

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  • Facebook to fund original news shows from networks

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  • U.S. evacuates more workers from China after ailments

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  • Firefighters tackle blaze at London hotel

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  • Sanchez names female-majority Cabinet

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  • German politician has clothes stolen

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  • Hawaii lava destroys 2 oceanfront communities

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  • 121 said killed in Nicaragua violence

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  • Weinstein pleads not guilty

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  • U.S. warns UAE not to attack Yemeni port

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  • Italy’s new PM vows ‘radical’ change, but no euro exit

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  • Ecuador FM elected to top U.N. post

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  • Lebanese fuming over secret citizenship decree

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Lebanese politicians and ordinary citizens alike are fuming over a secretive presidential decree granting nationality to dozens of people, allegedly including Syrian investors c…

  • Trump-Kim summit set for Singapore’s Sentosa Island

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  • Iran: Steps to boost enrichment capacity do not violate N-deal

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran said Tuesday it has launched a plan to boost uranium enrichment capacity with new centrifuges, raising the pressure on European diplomats scrambling to rescue the crumbling …

  • Netanyahu to Macron: Iran nuclear deal will die anyway

  • Kate Spade, designer of iconic handbags, dies

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire on the popularity of her signature handbags before selling the brand, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesd…

  • Pakistani journalist abducted, released

    ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) — A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticized the military and its alleged meddling in politics was freed early on Wednesday, several hours…

  • Democrats hope midterm primaries start of ‘blue wave’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holding hopes of a “blue wave” in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states Tuesday, none more important than California w…

  • Saudi women get 1st driver’s licenses

  • White House says ‘powerful’ sanctions to remain on North Korea

  • UN watchdog confident of North Korea role if nuclear deal is struck

  • Israel seeks military coalition if Iran boosts enrichment

  • Iran to raise enrichment capacity

  • U.S. weighs sending warship through Taiwan Strait

  • U.S. Supreme Court backs baker who rebuffed gay couple

  • Mouth gets Duterte in trouble again

  • Italy’s new populist coalition faces 1st vote of confidence

  • Trump: I can pardon myself, but no pardon necessary

  • Guatemalans search for victims as death toll from eruption rises

  • U.S. ex-intel officer held over alleged espionage

  • Jordan’s king replaces premier

  • Taiwan F-16 crash kills pilot

  • Suicide bomber kills 7 after Afghan clerics call for peace

  • N. Korea shakes up top military brass

  • U.S. first lady to skip G-7, North Korea summits

  • H.K. independence duo sentenced to jail terms

  • Giuliani: Trump can probably self-pardon

  • Rich nations spend $100 bil. yearly on fossil fuels despite climate pledges

  • U.S. urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary

  • Iraq, Iran swap oil in strategic boost for Tehran

  • At least 48 migrants die off Tunisia

  • Deputy PM says Italy cannot be ‘Europe’s refugee camp’

  • Plastic bags jam stomach of dead whale

  • Anti-immigration party wins Slovenia parliamentary polls

  • Minister: Britain to have exit policies for EU summit

  • Study: Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo

  • Albania awaits nod on EU membership talks

  • Dancing FBI agent’s gun shoots spectator

  • N. Korea: Assad will visit Kim

  • Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

  • Ireland gives U.K. Brexit ultimatum

  • American fatally shot amid violent unrest in Nicaragua

  • Israeli military to probe killing of Gaza medic

  • Italy PM starts off in shadow of deputies

  • Iran supports Russian efforts in Syria

  • Vietnamese officials accused of violations

  • Mattis: Relief for North only after clear, irreversible steps to denuclearization

  • Sisi sworn in for 2nd term amid crackdown on critics

  • North Korea wants Trump to guarantee regime will survive

  • U.N. says poor in U.S. becoming more destitute

  • Singapore will bear some costs of Trump-Kim summit

  • ‘G-6’ finance chiefs slam U.S. tariffs / Aso claims Washington is benefiting Beijing

  • Duterte tells U.N. expert: Go to hell

  • Catalan nationalists return

  • Kiev ‘uncovers Russian plot to kill 47’ after staging murder of journalist

  • Rival UNSC proposals on Gaza fail

  • Britain eyes joint U.K.-EU regulation for N. Ireland

  • Italy’s populist govt takes office after months of strife

  • Google ‘to scrap’ deal with U.S. military

  • Rajoy ousted in no-confidence vote

  • Summit’s back on: Trump, Kim to meet

  • Trump revises reason for firing Comey

  • U.S. vows veto of UNSC Gaza proposal

  • Socialist Sanchez sworn in as PM of Spain

  • U.S., China set for trade talks to mend escalating dispute

  • Mattis warns Beijing over South China Sea

  • Trump’s pardons favor celebrity connections

  • Denmark Burqa Ban

  • Italian party leaders patch up alliance

  • China calls for further exchanges with U.S.

  • Assad threatens to attack U.S.-backed Kurdish area

  • Koreas resume high-level peace talks

  • U.S. awaits N. Korean official carrying letter from Kim

  • Deal ‘may not be done in 1 meeting’

  • Romania, Lithuania hosted secret CIA jails

  • Russia’s Lavrov meets Kim

  • Pompeo meeting with top North Korean official

  • 1.2 bil. children ‘at risk from war, poverty, discrimination’

  • Chinese retail tycoon’s fraud conviction thrown out

  • Korean Air HQ raided over suspected embezzlement by owning family

  • Taliban, Afghan officials ‘in ceasefire talks’

  • Film producer Weinstein indicted on rape charges

  • ‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive

  • U.S. Pacific Command changes name in symbolic nod to India

  • WHO: Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes

  • Italy’s populist parties refuel talks to form government

  • Calm returns in Gaza after Hamas announces ceasefire

  • ISIL claims Belgian attack as city mourns

  • U.N. calls for Iraq to form inclusive government

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

  • Journalist critical of Kremlin shot and killed in Ukraine

  • Libyan factions agree to hold Dec. 10 elections

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

  • Starbucks closes stores, asks workers to talk about race

  • Malaysian PM: MH370 hunt may resume

  • Pakistan, India agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir

  • Hungary mulls criminalizing aiding migration

  • Gaza militants strike Israel with rockets, draw retaliation

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

  • Italy may return to polls in July

  • Belgium under scrutiny over release of radicalized convict

  • Trump renews China tariff threat, complicating talks

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

  • West Libya factions raise doubts on Paris conference

  • Palestinian leader leaves hospital after a week

  • Man tells judge to check out his song

  • Jack Johnson’s biggest crime was being black

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

  • Bolivia protests spread after student killed

  • Mahathir axes Singapore high-speed rail link

  • U.S. official: Immigrant kids not lost

  • Giuliani: Info about informant key to giving Mueller interview

  • EU urges new Venezuela presidential election

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

  • Diplomacy surges before Trump-Kim summit

  • K-pop group BTS makes history

  • Search ends for vanished MH370

  • Macron rewards Mali migrant hero

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

  • May facing pressure to relax N. Ireland abortion rules

  • Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with its territory

  • Peace deal critic to face leftist in Colombian runoff

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

  • Beijing to host Iran to avoid project disruption

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

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

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

  • Colombians to vote in key election

  • Sting gets honorary degree from Brown

  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

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

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

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

  • Mattarella under pressure to accept euroskeptic minister

  • Pakistan announces elections on July 25

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

  • Turkey raps Germany for allowing pro-Kurdish rally

  • Spain’s Socialists vow election in months

  • Bangladesh detains 100 in anti-drug crackdown

  • Thousands protest Macron’s policies

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

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

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

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

  • Abe, Putin attend ceremony celebrating cultural exchange

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

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

  • Trump: Talks with N. Korea may happen

  • Moon, Kim meet for 2nd summit

  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters repeal abortion ban

  • Putin hints at becoming Russian PM again

  • Putin: Rocket not Russian

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

  • Weinstein accusers elated, relieved over arraignment

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

  • Airlines comply with China’s request

  • Colombia to be member of NATO

  • Temer: Truckers could be removed

  • ‘Snake bite’ breast milk kills child

  • 50 dead in boat accident in DRC

  • Taiwan loses second ally in a month

  • Democrats, Republicans get briefings on Mueller probe

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

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

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

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

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

  • Taiwan Air Force tails Chinese bombers

  • 15 wounded in explosion at Ontario Indian restaurant

  • Weinstein to surrender on sexual assault charges

  • EU derides Britain’s Irish border plans

  • N. Korea openly demolishes N-test site

  • Text of Trump letter to Kim

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pompeo: Fate of summit lies with Kim

  • Judge bars Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

  • Former spy’s daughter breaks silence

  • Russia foreign minister planning N. Korea visit

  • Pentagon disinvites China from multinational military exercise

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

  • G-7 rejects Maduro’s election victory

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

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

  • Khamenei sets conditions for Europe to save nuclear deal

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

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

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

  • Changes afoot at German agency over asylum scandal

  • Ex-president Carter says Trump could get Nobel

  • Energy wells plugged as Hawaii lava flows nearby

  • Archbishop steps down over cover-up

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

  • Trump expresses doubt over summit with N. Korea

  • Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

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

  • EU peppers Facebook CEO with difficult questions

  • Trump floats plan to fine China’s ZTE

  • Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim meeting

  • Thai protest leaders give themselves up to police

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

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

  • Maduro faces global criticism, U.S. sanctions

  • Malaysia’s embattled Najib questioned

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

  • Abramovich still without visa

  • Hawaii lava approaches power plant

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

  • Political novice Conte tipped as Italy’s premier

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

  • Netflix signs the Obamas

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

  • Hospitalized Palestinian president has lung infection

  • Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

  • Court rules archbishop hid abuse

  • Crisis hangs over Trump-Moon meet

  • Israel lawmakers hope Trump eases rules for military aid equipment

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

  • Sturgeon may mull independence again

  • Obituary / Bernard Lewis / Historian

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

  • Brazil saves African migrants at sea

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

  • U.K. lawmakers: Russian money damages Britain

  • Iran: EU’s support for nuclear deal not enough

  • Spain’s Podemos head under fire over luxury home

  • Report: Rajoy plans to keep control of Catalonia

  • Johnson seeks to woo Latin America for trade

  • Mnuchin says trade war ‘on hold’ while U.S., China work on new wider pact

  • China praises positive steps

  • More than 20 explosions rock southern Thailand

  • Al-Sadr: Next Iraqi govt will be inclusive

  • Moroccans protest U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

  • Rabat ceases plan with Guatemala

  • Abbas hospitalized for 3rd time in less than a week

  • Trump tells DOJ to look into FBI’s ‘infiltration’ of his camp

  • Venezuela’s Maduro wins amid outcry

  • NYPD probes Batali for sexual assault

  • Cubans mourn plane crash victims

  • China vows to up U.S. imports

  • Motive sought for Texas school attack

  • Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

  • ‘Unpopular’ Maduro set for reelection

  • N. Korea: Send back restaurant employees

  • Modi launches Kashmir hydro project amid protests

  • Company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

  • Hawaii lava ramps up as new, old magma mixes

  • Royal wedding breaks with tradition / U.S. reverend quotes Martin Luther King in sermon

  • Families ask U.S. to return remains of WWII soldiers

  • Macedonia PM: Ready for new country name

  • Royal wave

  • Hope, anger for South Korean abductees’ kin

  • Pyongyang says Washington ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

  • Doctor: Trump dictated glowing 2015 health report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A letter from Donald Trump’s New York physician released by his campaign in 2015 declaring he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” was co…

  • Trump wins pledges of 1,600 troops for border

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Republican governors of three southwestern border states on Monday committed 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, giving President Donald Trump many of the tro…

  • FBI raids office of Trump’s lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actres…

  • 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 …

  • FBI No. 2 McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly quits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position…

  • Koreas’ ice hockey team lost in translation

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The unified Korean women’s ice hockey team faced an unexpected challenge at their first joint training session, reports said Monday — vastly different hockey terminology on ei…

  • Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of sight, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged …

  • Trump open to direct talks with North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea’s leader Wednesday that the United States was …

  • N. Korea ‘preparing to launch satellite’

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said Tuesday, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime’s space program is a fig leaf for weapon…

  • North Korean soldier defects to South via DMZ

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected in thick fog, complicating efforts …

  • Trump judicial nominee drops out after hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable …

  • White House contradicts Tillerson on Pyongyang

  • Pyongyang ‘may now seek talks’

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

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

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

  • Women demand misconduct probe of Trump by Congress

  • Trump tweet suggests he was aware of Flynn perjury

  • FBI agent removed from probe

  • ABC suspends senior reporter

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