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  • William, Harry to erect statue of Princess Diana

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince William and his younger brother Harry have commissioned a statue in honor of their mother Princess Diana who died in a Paris car crash 20 years ago to be erect…

  • Under fire, May raps Trump curb on refugees

  • Zarif: U.S. ban is gift to extremists

  • Iran to ban Americans in retaliation for U.S.

  • Netanyahu hails decision on wall

  • Hollande warns Trump against protectionism

  • Southern EU leaders meet

  • Trudeau: Canada welcomes refugees

  • Chaos, anger as order halts Muslim immigrants

  • Syrian Army retakes Damascus water supply plant

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian government forces took back control of an area near Damascus that provides most of the capital’s water supplies after reaching a deal for rebel fighters to withdraw, pro…

  • Russia grounds Proton-M rocket for 3½ months

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s workhorse Proton-M rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Saturday during a visit …

  • Russia, U.S. agree to rebuild ties, cooperate in Syria

  • Trump, Merkel discuss NATO

  • Mattis given 30 days for anti-ISIL strategy

  • Britain, Turkey beef up ties / May seeks to boost trade to over $20 billion

    ANKARA (AFP-Jiji) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday promised to ramp up trade between Turkey and Britain ahead of Brexit, while urging Ankara to uphold human rights as it presses a re…

  • Robotic sleeve helps keep diseased hearts pumping

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. So far it’s been tested only in animals, improving blo…

  • Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic

    LONDON (Reuters) — The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential huma…

  • Order dashes hopes of Iraqis who helped U.S.

  • Activist Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order

  • Peru, Colombia vow to stand with Mexico

  • Papers cast new light on Britain’s ‘mad’ George III

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of papers from the reign of Britain’s King George III went online Saturday, including an essay by the monarch on losing America and details of his spy network. Some…

  • Trump to defer to Mattis on torture

  • Pentagon orders cost reviews

  • Lunar New Year celebrated with prayers, fireworks

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese are heading to temples and fairs to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. Thousands gathered at Beijing’s major temples on Saturday, the first day of the Yea…

  • DPRK nuclear reactor ‘likely operating’ again

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — New commercial satellite imagery indicates North Korea has resumed operation of a reactor at its main nuclear site used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons program, a…

  • Pence fires up anti-abortion demonstrators in Washington

  • New U.S. envoy to U.N. warns allies about loyalty

  • Analysis / Trump’s border wall faces reality check

  • Syrian rebels, former Al-Qaida affiliate escalate infighting

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — The coming together of several factions of Syrian rebels against the country’s former Al-Qaida affiliate has upped the ante against the jihadists following their exclusion from…

  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ ticks closest to midnight in 64 years

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Atomic scientists reset their symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats…

  • White House floats 20% border tax on goods from Mexico

    WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration floated a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border, a plan revealed hours after Mexican President Enr…

  • Trump, Putin to talk by phone

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to talk by telephone this Saturday, the Kremlin said, their first conversation since Trump took offi…

  • Trump to order ‘safe zones’ for Syria

  • Trump aide: Media should keep quiet

  • May calls on Trump to renew special relationship

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) — Joking that “opposites attract,” British Prime Minister Theresa May called on President Donald Trump on Thursday to renew the “special relationship” between Britain…

  • Dutch minister quits ahead of polls

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — A leading member of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Cabinet resigned on Thursday, weakening the government ahead of a national election in March in which it is trailing in…

  • Trump ‘weighs drastic cuts to global body funding’

  • Greek court rules against extraditing Turkish soldiers

    ATHENS (Reuters) — Greece’s Supreme Court ruled against the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. Turkey has demanded Greece ex…

  • Thousands demand change to Australia Day

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Thousands of Australians staged protest marches on Thursday demanding the date of Australia Day, Jan. 26, be changed as it celebrates the arrival of white settlement and the begi…

  • Trump: Torture works against terror

  • Draft order would halt U.S. taking in Syria refugees

  • Castro warns Trump to respect Cuba’s sovereignty

  • Probe into ‘voter fraud’

  • U.S. congresswoman met with Assad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional Democrat just back from a weeklong trip to Syria defended her meeting with the war-torn country’s president, saying Wednesday there’s no possibility of a viabl…

  • Iran, Kuwait urge better ties between Tehran and Gulf Arabs

    TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s president and Kuwait’s foreign minister both appealed on Wednesday for better relation between the Islamic Republic and Gulf Arab countries, Iranian media reported. Accord…

  • Pioneering U.S. TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday. She…

  • Beijing releases new N. Korea trade ban list

    BEIJING (AP) — China has released a new list of items banned for export to North Korea, ranging from wind tunnels to plutonium, following a new round of United Nations sanctions and complaints from …

  • Analysis / As Trump goes ‘America first,’ China ‘steps in’ as world leader

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China is calmly mapping out global leadership aspirations from trade to climate change, drawing distinctions between President Xi Jinping’s steady hand and new U.S. President D…

  • Xi pushes for clean, reformed military

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has used a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year to urge the military to ensure they are free from corruption and followin…

  • Ex-DPRK envoy: Elite turning against Kim

    SEOUL (Reuters) — The North Korean elite are outwardly expressing their discontent toward young leader Kim Jong Un and his government as more outside information trickles into the isolated country,…

  • Trump signs order to start Mexico wall

  • Israel pushing on with settlements

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Tuesday to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank, moving to step up construction just days after the swearing-in of Donald Trump brought to power a…

  • Brexit not likely to slow after court defeat

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to start the process of Britain leaving the European Union by the end of March are unlikely to be hindered or slowed by Tuesday’s Su…

  • Schulz to run against Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) nominated former European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Tuesday as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel for the post…

  • U.S. defense chief to visit Japan, ROK / 1st trip to U.S. allies set for Feb.

  • China wants dialogue with U.S. over core interests

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China wants dialogue with the new U.S. administration to manage disputes and promote bilateral relations, but only on the basis of respecting each other’s core interests, like…

  • Trump moving forward with border wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according t…

  • Trump signs oil pipeline orders

  • Trump freezes environment agency

  • Sinn Fein picks O’Neill for N. Ireland leader

    BELFAST (Reuters) — Sinn Fein named Michelle O’Neill to succeed Martin McGuinness and lead the Irish nationalist party into Northern Irish elections in March, marking a shift toward a generation n…

  • Dutch PM: Integrate or leave

    THE HAGUE (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday. In…

  • Fillon tells Merkel Russia sanctions are pointless

    BERLIN (Reuters) — European Union sanctions on Russia are pointless, the frontrunner in France’s presidential election Francois Fillon said on Monday in Berlin, warning Russia and the United State…

  • Iraqi forces ‘take back’ east Mosul

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State of …

  • Syria talks off to rocky start

    ASTANA (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start on Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major sh…

  • U.K. top court: Parliament OK needed to trigger Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The …

  • S. Korea acting president urges action on THAAD

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo Ahn said on Monday the deployment of a U.S. antimissile defense system cannot be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missi…

  • Chinese warships tour Gulf Arab states

    DOHA (Reuters) — Chinese warships have embarked on a tour of Gulf Arab states for the first time in six years as Beijing has signaled a desire to play a bigger role on the global stage. Three Chine…

  • Manila issues ASEAN outsiders proxy warning

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — The Philippines told countries outside Southeast Asia on Monday not to use the region as “a proxy for their rivalry” as it wanted to preserve unity and establish a mechani…

  • Senate paves way for Pompeo to head CIA

  • Trump White House vows to stop Beijing in S. China Sea

  • Tillerson backed as top diplomat, but only just

  • Researchers copy spider silk with ‘spinning apparatus’

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Supple, light and biodegradable but stronger than steel: researchers said they have succeeded in producing synthetic spider silk, one of nature’s strongest materials. Refined …

  • Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Ap…

  • Scientists activate ‘kill switch’ in mice

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. scientists have ramped up predatory behavior in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a study publishe…

  • Trump vows to ‘start renegotiating’ NAFTA

  • Netanyahu invited to Washington

  • ROK ruling party to change its name

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korea’s ruling party is to change its name for the second time in five years, it said Monday, as it seeks to dissociate itself from the corruption scandal surrounding imp…

  • German FM: Be ready for rough times under Trump

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany must brace itself for turbulent times under U.S. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday, adding that free trade and trans-Atlanti…

  • British-Iranian’s jail term upheld

    DUBAI (Reuters) — An Iranian appeals court has confirmed a five-year jail sentence for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security charges, Iran’s judiciary spokesman said on…

  • Romanians protest govt pardon plans

    BUCHAREST (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse t…

  • Valls, Hamon set to advance in French left-wing primary

    PARIS (AP) — Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country’s left-wing pre…

  • Gambians celebrate as troops enter capital

    BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) — Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace, th…

  • Syria’s army nears pro-Turkey rebels, complicating battlefield

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group (ISIL) from several villages east of Aleppo, a military media unit run by H…

  • Britain’s Trident missile test reportedly fails

    LONDON (AP) — The British government is being accused of concealing the failure of an unarmed ballistic missile launch ahead of a debate in Parliament over whether to refurbish the country’s agin…

  • Israel OK’s settlement in occupied East Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told senior ministers he is lifting restrictions on settlement building in East Jerusalem, a statement said on Sunday, immediately…

  • Storms slam U.S. South, killing 18

    ADEL, Ga. (AP) — A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, autho…

  • China jails two ex-officials

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese courts have jailed two former officials for corruption who had fled abroad to try and avoid justice, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Monday. …

  • China official goes on rare shooting rampage

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A rare shooting rampage in China’s southwest Sichuan Province was carried out by a revengeful and panicked official who was under investigation, state media said. Chen Zhong…

  • Pena Nieto talks with Trudeau

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreed in a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday to join forces to encourage economic integration in North A…

  • WSJ: Flynn probed over Russia

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — A top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by U.S. counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser’s communications wi…

  • Trump mocks protesters against him

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Barely arrived in the White House, President Donald Trump has touched off a stormy debate over the extent of his popular support, but sought Sunday to shift the focus to upco…

  • Policeman wounded in Belfast shooting

    BELFAST (Reuters) — A policeman was wounded in a shooting at a petrol station in north Belfast on Sunday evening, the police service of Northern Ireland said in a Twitter post. The BBC, citing an…

  • New leader of UKIP to stand for Parliament

    LONDON (Reuters) — Paul Nuttall, who succeeded Nigel Farage in November as leader of Britain’s anti-EU UKIP party, said Saturday he would stand for Parliament in an election next month shaping up…

  • China to prosecute ex-Tianjin mayor

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in h…

  • Justice Dept. clears Kushner to serve as White House adviser

  • U.S. to send observer to Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. State Department said Saturday it will not send a delegation from Washington to attend Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital this week due to immediate demands of…

  • European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump

    KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. pres…

  • Putin ready to meet Trump ‘in coming months’

  • Netanyahu: Iranians, we are your friend, not an enemy

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying, “We are your friend, not your enemy.” In the video uploaded to his Facebook page Saturday,…

  • Beijing: Provocations can’t stop military drills

  • Anti-Trump marches draw millions

  • U.K., U.S. leaders to meet

  • Trudeau, Trump discuss trade

  • U.S.-Mexico talks set amid pressure

  • Gambia’s Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

    BANJUL (Reuters) — Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a Decem…

  • Turkish parliament OK’s system change

    ANKARA (Reuters) — The Turkish parliament has backed a plan to strengthen the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in spring which, if passed, could allow Presiden…

  • Trump praises CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

  • Active kids less likely to be depressed later on

    Children who get more exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression than their peers who are less active, a recent study suggests. Researchers used activity trackers to see how much physical activ…

  • New prescription: Doctors apply Apple store-like offices

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an ineffic…

  • U.S. cancer mortality drops 25% since peak

    The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped 25 percent from a peak in 1991, a decline of around 2.1 million deaths, new research released earlier this month shows. The dramatic change ove…

  • Trump takes oath of office

  • Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

  • New U.S. govt to quit TPP

  • Violence flares in D.C.

  • Global stability serves U.S. interests as well

  • Power transfer prompts notes of caution from world leaders

  • Taiwan envoy hails U.S. ties

  • May: Trump recognizes importance of NATO

  • Gambia’s leader Jammeh to step down

    BANJUL (Reuters) — Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that invaded his country …

  • Violent Islamist groups foreign policy priority

  • Trump takes control of @POTUS Twitter handle

  • ROK minister held over blacklist allegation

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye’s culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critic…

  • Mattis sworn in as defense secretary

  • At least 11 survivors pulled from Italy avalanche hotel

    PENNE, Italy (AFP-Jiji) — Emergency workers on Saturday pulled four more survivors from the ruins of an Italian hotel buried under an avalanche three days ago, after the “miracle” rescue of a w…

  • Melania wears Ralph Lauren ensemble

  • Obama exits presidency voicing optimism for future

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former U.S. President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting American…

  • Bin Laden’s worry over ISIL shown in documents

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group’s impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qai…

  • Hamada: Push back if Trump takes ‘wrong’ economic turn

  • Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

    CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) — Mexico extradited top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to New York on Thursday, ending a career that included two jail breaks and a leading role in a national drug …

  • Basi, world’s oldest captive panda, celebrates turning 37

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Basi, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, celebrated her 37th birthday on Wednesday, wearing a crown and getting a special birthday cake. Tourists eagerly snapped photo…

  • Trump completes cabinet lineup with no Hispanics

  • 50 Obama appointees asked to stay

  • U.S. warns North Korea may be readying new missile test

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days or weeks, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in …

  • Obama quiet on final full day in White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, U.S. President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the countr…

  • China’s 2016 GDP slows to weakest since 1990

  • Trump pledges to unify U.S.

  • 20 firefighters killed as burning building collapses

    ANKARA (Reuters) — At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-story Tehran commercial building collapsed on top of them as they tried to put out a blaze, Iranian state television quoted the cit…

  • Celebrities join protest against Trump in N.Y.

  • U.K. top court to give Brexit ruling soon

    LONDON (Bloomberg) — Britain’s Supreme Court will rule Jan. 24 on whether Prime Minister Theresa May can legally begin the Brexit process without parliamentary approval. The judges will release …

  • Migrants race to pre-inauguration U.S.

    SASABE, Mexico (AFP-Jiji) — Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards’ drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and hum…

  • Concerns rise on Trump’s climate policy

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — President-elect Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration, with far-reaching effects both in the United States…

  • CIA to follow new rules on protecting citizens’ privacy

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The CIA said Wednesday it would implement new rules to better respect the private information of Americans swept up incidentally during its investigations. The new restrict…

  • S. Korea media: North may test-launch ICBM soon

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sou…

  • African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

    BANJUL (AFP-Jiji) — Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to enter Gambia Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave office, ignoring a midnight deadline to stand…

  • Pope to bless Duterte, aide says

    MANILA (Reuters) — Pope Francis will bless the Philippines and its leader Rodrigo Duterte, an aide to the president said, in a gesture of goodwill to a controversial figure known for his lurid lamb…

  • Obama aims final messages at Trump

  • German vice chancellor condemns Holocaust remarks

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s vice chancellor on Wednesday harshly condemned remarks by a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, who suggested ending the country’s decades…

  • London museum debuts Donald Trump waxwork

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — A Donald Trump waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday at Madame Tussauds museum in London, complete with his signature suntan — and yak hair. Dressed in a navy suit, white shirt a…

  • World’s primates facing extinction crisis, new report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it’s our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new interna…

  • Panel OK’s Trump’s defense secretary / Nomination to be sent to full Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee voted decisively Wednesday to approve Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis t…

  • Permit extended for Snowden’s stay in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Fore…

  • Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of east Mosul

    BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) — Elite Iraqi forces have ousted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant insurgents from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding …

  • 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buried hotel

    MILAN (AP) — An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday. The civil protection …

  • Mexico pupil shoots at classmates; 3 dead

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP-Jiji) — A pupil killed at least three people and injured five when he opened fire on his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, officials said. The boy…

  • China: Bar Taiwan from inauguration

    BEIJING (AP) — China has called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednes…

  • Samsung heir escapes bribery arrest warrant

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorize the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing Pr…

  • 50 Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

  • ‘Socialist statesman’ rules tighten in China

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese public sector managers in education and media must adhere to new rules of party loyalty and “socialist statesmanship” to keep their jobs, the latest move to limit di…

  • Beijing eyes leading global role as U.S. turns inward

  • Putin takes parting shot at Obama over dossier

  • Top EU envoy warns Trump on Iran deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — A senior European Union diplomat said on Tuesday that the foreign policy team of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had misunderstood the Iran nuclear deal and that it was not u…

  • Operation Condor sentences handed out to ex-leaders

    ROME (Reuters) — A Rome court on Tuesday handed down eight life sentences for the murder of 23 Italian citizens in a conspiracy, known as Operation Condor, in which South American dictatorships hunt…

  • Berlusconi ally Tajani to head EU parliament

    STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) — Antonio Tajani of Italy was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, consolidating a conservative grip on key European Union institutions as the mainst…

  • Obama cuts Manning’s sentence

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of c…

  • Nigerian air force hits refugee camp; 52 dead

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) — Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an airstrike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sa…

  • May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with …

  • Samsung’s Lee grilled by court

    SEOUL (Reuters) — A South Korean judge questioned Samsung Group leader Lee Jae Yong behind closed doors on Wednesday to decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption sc…

  • Syria rebels to attend peace talks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a ceasefire ac…

  • Moscow reaction muted over Trump’s nuke talk

  • U.S. marines’ arrival in Norway irks Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) — Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a depl…

  • Manila protests Beijing’s activity in S. China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) — China’s recent installation of weapons on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea was “very troubling,” the Philippines’ defense minister said on Tuesday, afte…

  • Xi to tout globalization at Davos

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalization in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that wil…

  • Top DPRK defector says more envoys are waiting to follow

    SEOUL (Reuters) — More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang’s former deputy ambassador to London said on Tuesday, …

  • Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies

    HOUSTON (AP) — Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child’s initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk o…

  • EU defiant ahead of Trump presidency

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect’s stinging comments on everything from NATO and Ge…

  • Trump meets with MLK’s son amid civil rights storm

  • Istanbul shooting suspect caught

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkish police have captured the suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day after a two-week nationwide manhunt, with state media saying …

  • 5 dead after gunfire at Mexico club

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by scre…

  • S. Korea minister questioned

    SEOUL (Jiji Press)—The South Korean special prosecutor’s office summoned the culture, sports and tourism minister and a former presidential chief of staff on Tuesday to question them over the all…

  • Milky Way: Rare glimpse of a ‘star factory’ at work

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — The European Space Agency on Jan. 4 released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way’s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star …

  • Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported on Jan. 6. A slow-progressing rift sudden…

  • Grisly truth of Belgium Neanderthals

    GOYET, Belgium (AFP-Jiji) — Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other. …

  • ROK seeks arrest of Samsung heir as Park bribery suspect

    SEOUL (AP) — Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest company, on bribery and other charges in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the…

  • Obama: No regret for ‘red line’ over Syria

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Barack Obama says he does not regret his speech drawing a “red line” over Syria’s use of chemical weapons, a phrase critics say symbolizes the U.S. fail…

  • 26 killed in Brazil prison bloodbath

    NATAL, Brazil (AFP-Jiji) — The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday. T…

  • Over 50 insurgents held in Chechnya

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  • 32 dead after plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

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  • Report: Trump offers end to Russia sanctions for N-arms cut

  • Iran: N-deal won’t be renegotiated

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  • Return to Mideast peace efforts urged

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  • Trump’s team mulls moving press room

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  • CIA chief warns PEOTUS on Russia

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  • Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 yrs

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  • Inaugural rehearsal held

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  • Iraq trying to curb feud between Iran, Saudi Arabia

  • Bahrain executes 3 convicted in bombing

  • Gambia crisis focus of France-Africa summit

  • Duterte orders troops to bomb militants, their hostages

  • Abbas warns over U.S. Israel Embassy move

  • ISIL assault on Syria city leaves 30 dead

  • Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University / Seizing site crucial gain for troops

  • Trump attacks U.S. civil rights icon for claiming Russia aided victory

  • Holliday backs out of gig

  • Beijing reiterates ‘one China’ policy nonnegotiable

  • Obama to ease Sudan sanctions, with full approval from Trump

  • Analysis / PEOTUS team at odds on China policy

  • 8 Democrat lawmakers to skip inaugural

  • Concert to include Toby Keith

  • MPs demand Brexit plan by mid-February

  • Ex-MI6 spy, known to U.S. agencies, author of reports on PEOTUS

  • Cote d’Ivoire government, rebel troops reach deal

  • 2 Uighurs held over Istanbul attack

  • Winter storm wreaks havoc across Europe

  • House votes to begin dismantling Obamacare

  • Egypt: 10 ISIL militants killed in Sinai gunfight

  • Thai parliament approves king’s constitutional changes request

  • China Navy carrier capabilities tested on training mission

  • Liberty is depicted on new $100 coin

  • House backs waiver allowing Mattis to serve as defense chief

  • Senate takes 1st step to repeal Obamacare

  • Mattis takes aim at Russia

  • Arrival of U.S. troops in Poland unnerves Russia

  • Obama ends special immigration policy for Cubans

  • China, Russia agree on more countersteps against THAAD

  • FBI’s Clinton email actions to be probed

  • Airstrikes escalate despite Syria ceasefire

  • Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

  • China posts worst export fall since 2009

  • Ethics chief blasts Trump’s business handover plan

  • U.S. State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

  • Trump stops short of full divestment

  • Trump meets press, turns combative

  • Dossier on Trump circulated for months

  • Mexico ready for high stakes talks with Trump

  • Trudeau picks Russia critic as Canada’s top diplomat

  • U.S. adds 7 DPRK officials to blacklist

  • U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid fevered N. Korea rhetoric

  • Samsung chief questioned in Park political scandal

  • OUTLOOK 2017 / Keep an eye on global waves of nationalism

  • China unveils new reconnaissance ship

  • Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits

  • Report: Nazi Brunner died in Syria in 2001

  • Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus

  • Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility

  • N. Korea’s plutonium enough for ‘10 bombs’

  • ‘More forceful ways’ an option over DPRK

  • 1st China president to visit Davos forum will be Xi

  • Corbyn vows to manage U.K. migration

  • Fillon to propose EU immigration quota

  • Breivik makes Nazi salute in court again

  • Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China

  • Flynn calls alliances great tool for U.S.

  • Russia might know things that ‘compromise’ Trump

  • Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer

  • ‘Yes we did,’ Obama says in farewell speech

  • Reporter who broke news of WWII dies

  • Taipei scrambles jets over China warship

  • ROK culture minister sorry for ‘blacklist’

  • Pakistan fires N-ready missile from sub

  • Trump tweets reveal more than anger

  • 5 Russians sanctioned in hacking aftermath

  • Democrats slam Trump amid ethics fears

  • Huge batch of uranium approved for Tehran

  • Shots fired as U.S. warns Iran

  • Trump appoints son-in-law Kushner to take over senior White House role

  • Assad says he’s ready to ‘negotiate everything’

  • Italy to place ambassador back in Libya

  • Top Sinn Fein figure resigns in Belfast

  • Mao critic fired from university

  • Avatar-style manned robot takes first steps

  • Study: Dinosaur eggs took longer to hatch

  • Cheetahs in the wild face threat of extinction

  • Truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem

  • Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting

  • British FM in U.S. to meet Trump advisers

  • Ghana president faces plagiarism row

  • Tunisians protest against jihadists

  • Anime boom in China heats up, unaffected by chilly ties

  • Italy’s 5-Star seeks divorce from UKIP

  • Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul

  • Iran’s ex-president Rafsanjani dies

  • Priebus: Trump admits Russia hacking

  • Israeli media: Netanyahu sought good press

  • Kushner in talks with Chinese financial group

  • N. Korea: We can launch ICBM ‘anytime’

  • China tightens rules on corruption investigators

  • China paper warns Trump over Taiwan

  • Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks

  • Crowley defended on plagiarism

  • Founder of Portuguese democracy dies

  • Sri Lanka launches China-led investment zone amid protests

  • Nearly 50 killed by blast in Syria town

  • 2 suspected militants killed in Riyadh

  • Choked by smog, Beijing creates environmental police

  • DPRK low-key on Kim’s birthday

  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president: Deal made to end army mutiny

  • PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties

  • Turkish PM visits Iraq amid spat over unauthorized troops

  • Trump has no plan to meet Tsai

  • CDC may lower threshold level for childhood lead exposure

  • Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

  • Quitting journalist says Charlie Hebdo has gone soft

  • Migrant death toll rises to record high in 2016

  • Michelle Obama praises diversity in farewell speech

  • Trump taunts Terminator

  • Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death, as prison violence explodes

  • 4 held over beating disabled man, broadcasting attack

  • Tsai heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China

  • U.S. intel report blames Putin for hacks

  • 5 killed, 8 injured in shooting at U.S. airport

  • Russia: Scale back of military presence has begun in Syria

  • Duterte tours Russian warship amid warming ties

  • ‘Mastermind’ of deadly cafe siege in Dhaka killed

  • Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall

  • U.N. warns of ‘war crime’ as Damascus water crisis grows

  • Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief

  • Mexico gas protests, looting leave 2 dead; 700 held

  • U.S. spy chief raps Russia cyber-attack

  • U.S. warns N. Korea’s N-capability ‘improving’

  • Bin Laden’s son put on U.S. terror list

  • Bombing kills 2 near courthouse in Turkey

  • Swimmers take icy plunge at snow festival in China

  • Austria eyes plan to call for EU migration ceiling

  • May quickly names career diplomat as new EU envoy

  • In court, Park’s friend claims ‘much unfairness’

  • China: Carrier conducts research, tests weapons in South China Sea

  • Ex-Tianjin mayor expelled from party, to be prosecuted

  • Govt official suspected in rare gun rampage in China

  • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

  • After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief

  • GOP agenda No. 1: Repeal Obamacare

  • Brooklyn train crash injures more than 100

  • ‘Mein Kampf’ reprint takes Germany by storm

  • Moscow wants naval drills as warships visit Manila

  • S. Korea: Trump recognizes DPRK nuke threat

  • Indonesia halts Aussie military ties

  • Britain’s EU envoy quits ahead of Brexit talks

  • Turkey says it now knows who Istanbul gunman is

  • New U.N. chief Guterres: I’m no miracle maker

  • Ryan reelected House speaker

  • Clintons, Bushes to attend Trump inauguration

  • Trump’s intel briefing delayed

  • Trump to hold press conference on Jan. 11

  • GOP makes ethics office U-turn

  • Obama to give farewell speech on Jan. 10

  • Finland to pay unemployed basic monthly income of $587

  • U.S.-led strikes have killed 188 civilians

  • Syrian rebels to freeze peace negotiations

  • Netanyahu questioned over ‘corruption’

  • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

  • Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S.

  • Park refuses to testify in impeachment trial

  • Analysis / Turkey faces more turmoil, violence

  • U.S. customs system outage causes delays at airports

  • 60 inmates killed in Brazil riot

  • ISIL bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

  • China Navy confirms drills in South China Sea

  • Ebola vaccine may be ‘up to 100% effective’

  • World’s 1st solar panel road opens in France

  • Ancient human ancestor stood tall

  • Daughter of Park’s friend arrested

  • S. Korea leader denies wrongdoing in scandal

  • Syria clashes threaten fragile ceasefire

  • ISIL claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

  • ‘Hollyweed’ — Prankster alters L.A.’s landmark sign

  • 10 inmates flee in Bahrain prison raid

  • U.K. queen misses another church service

  • Israel not to release bodies of militants

  • 39 killed in Istanbul; gunman at large

  • Trump aide: Sanctions on Russia disproportionate?

  • UNSC backs Syria ceasefire deal

  • Gov.: At least 35 dead in attack on nightclub in Istanbul

  • Russia holds off on tit-for-tat expulsions, waiting for Trump

  • Sources: China considering measures to contain Taiwan

  • R.P. to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

  • 50,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

  • Iraqi forces launch new assault on ISIL in Mosul

  • Buffalo school board wants Trump ally out

  • U.S. expels Russians for spying, imposes sanctions

  • New York tightens security

  • Poland buys da Vinci in art deal

  • Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey goes into effect

  • Russia pledges ‘adequate reprisals’ over U.S. sanctions

  • Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club

  • Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts

  • Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation

  • Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin

  • Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

  • Trump continuing battle with media

  • Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary

  • Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability

  • Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity

  • Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs

  • Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings

  • Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote

  • Trump given warning over upending China policy

  • Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair

  • Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West

  • Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’

  • Trump campaign spent less than rival’s

  • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

  • Time names Trump Person of the Year

  • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

  • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

  • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

  • Trump complains about China policy

  • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

  • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

  • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

  • Trump assails push for vote recount

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  • Clinton team to take part in vote recount

  • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

  • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

  • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

  • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

  • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

  • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

  • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

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  • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

  • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

  • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

  • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

  • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

  • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

  • TV camera falls on Rio Games visitors in latest mishap

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

  • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil

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