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  • Duterte orders ‘structures’ to protect fishing ground

    MANILA (Reuters) — The Philippines went on the offensive on Tuesday to assert its sovereign rights over a fishing ground in the Pacific Ocean, stressing a need to protect it after a Chinese survey …

  • U.S., ROK military chiefs discuss threats

  • Beijing starts new work on South China Sea islands

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across …

  • Park to be questioned next week; election set for May 9

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean prosecutors summoned ousted leader Park Geun-hye on Wednesday for questioning next week as they conduct a widening investigation into an influence-peddling scandal t…

  • Somali pirates seize 1st large ship since 2012

    MOGADISHU (AP) — Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy opera…

  • Saudi deputy crown prince meets Trump

  • Trump’s tax documents for ’05 disclosed

  • Tillerson ‘used alias’ in climate change emails

  • EU OK’s work headscarf bans

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Companies may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday, setting…

  • Fillon rocked by charges in jobs probe

    PARIS (AP) — French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday in an investigation of taxpayer-funded jobs his wife and children received but allegedly never perfo…

  • Poland summons EU chief Tusk for questioning

    WARSAW (AP) — Donald Tusk, freshly reelected to a top European Union job, has been summoned for questioning in Poland over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, prosecutors sai…

  • Carlos the Jackal reemerges in court

    PARIS (Reuters) — Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world’s most wanted criminals, described himself as a “professional revolutionary” on Monday when he went on trial in France over a grenade…

  • Turkey slaps Netherlands with diplomatic sanctions

    ANKARA (AP) — Turkey announced a series of political sanctions against the Netherlands on Monday over its refusal to allow two Turkish ministers to campaign there, including halting high-level poli…

  • May wins power to trigger Brexit Article 50

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May cleared the final hurdle standing between her and the start of Brexit negotiations on Monday after Parliament passed legislation giving her the …

  • Prosecutors to summon Park for questioning

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Prosecutors will summon former President Park Geun-hye, whose impeachment was confirmed by the country’s highest court last week, for questioning as a criminal suspect, a spoke…

  • Pyongyang issues threat

  • Tensions to test Tillerson in Asia

  • Reports: Trump plans to host Xi April 6-7

  • States jointly sue to block Trump’s new travel ban

  • N. Korea: ROK, U.S. behind Kim murder

  • More time sought to show Obama wiretap evidence

  • 14 million could lose health cover in U.S.

  • Ex-Taiwan leader indicted

    TAIPEI (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan on Tuesday indicted China-friendly ex-president Ma Ying-jeou over the leaking of classified information involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful oppo…

  • Elephants sleep only 2 hours a night

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — Elephants hardly ever sleep in the wild, getting around two hours of shut-eye per night and only in the wee hours of the morning, researchers said on March 1. The findings in th…

  • Lightweight vest will protect from radiation

    HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) — A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its …

  • Erdogan fuels row against Netherlands

    ANKARA/ROTTERDAM (Reuters) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday the Netherlands was acting like a “banana republic” and should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from s…

  • Fillon under scrutiny over bespoke suit bill

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Conservative French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, already dogged by a fake jobs scandal, on Sunday defiantly admitted a “friend” had paid for his bespoke suits costin…

  • 46 killed at Ethiopia dump

    ADDIS ABABA (AP) — A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as …

  • 30% of west Mosul recaptured from ISIL

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS…

  • Malaysia to give family time to claim body

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia’s health minister said Monday that the government will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother two to three weeks to claim his bo…

  • Top Saudi prince to meet with Trump

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left Saudi Arabia on Monday for the United States for a visit scheduled to include talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, the Royal …

  • McCain asks for wiretap evidence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a requ…

  • Netherlands bars Turkish ministers amid rallies

    ANKARA/ROTTERDAM (Reuters) — Turkey told the Netherlands on Sunday that it would retaliate in the “harshest ways” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in Rotterdam in a row over An…

  • Malaysia, North Korea to discuss return of Malaysians

  • 2 Damascus bombs kill 59

    DAMASCUS (AFP-Jiji) — Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people in Damascus on Saturday, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said of one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capit…

  • N. Koreans told to ignore news

  • Modi’s party wins India’s biggest state

    NEW DELHI (AFP-Jiji) — Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first ter…

  • Park leaves Blue House

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, bound for her private home …

  • Revised travel ban dealt 1st court setback

  • Defiant U.S. prosecutor fired

  • China’s elderly live longer but are less fit, study finds

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — The number and proportion of people in China over 80 are growing, but their mental and physical fitness appear to be declining, scientists reported Friday. Comparing medical dat…

  • Birth defects jump twentyfold in Zika-hit moms

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus last year were 20 times more likely to bear children with birth defects than those who gave birth prior to the epidemic, accordin…

  • U.S. attorney general seeks resignations of 46 attorneys

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said F…

  • Russian security firm says it had armed men in Libya

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until last month in a part of Libya that is under the control of regional leader Khalifa Haftar, …

  • Xi calls for ‘great wall of iron’ to safeguard restive Xinjiang region

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for a “great wall of iron” to safeguard the restive western region of Xinjiang after a top official said Islamist separatists p…

  • Trump team knew Flynn might register as agent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s transition team learned before the inauguration that incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might register with the government as a foreign ag…

  • Analysis / South Koreans stunned by swift upending of status quo

    SEOUL — This was not supposed to happen in South Korea. It was too divided, too corrupt, too much in thrall to the rich and powerful who’d always had their way. Four months ago, the idea that th…

  • Japan high priority in U.S. trade talks

  • Exercise improves breast cancer outcomes

    Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish, researchers say. Women with breast cancer, whether newly dia…

  • What comes after Park’s removal from office?

    SEOUL (AP) — With South Korea’s Constitutional Court stripping President Park Geun-hye of power, the country slips into a political whirlwind building up to a presidential election likely in early…

  • South Korean court’s conclusions on impeachment ruling

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korea’s Park Geun-hye was fired by the Constitutional Court on Friday, becoming the country’s first president to be sacked by impeachment. She was brought down by a sp…

  • Poll: Hatred, prejudice on rise in U.S.

  • Pruitt unconvinced about CO2 link to global warming

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he…

  • Putin urges Netanyahu to focus on present Iran ties rather than history

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Israel Thursday to focus on today’s “different world” after Premier Benjamin Netanyahu evoked age-old tensions with Iran, ahead of a…

  • China stealth fighter jet put into service

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China has put into service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, as senior naval officers said the co…

  • Poland’s Tusk gets 2nd term as EU president

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders confirmed Donald Tusk for a second term as their president Thursday, earning the wrath of his native Poland and opening up a new rift at a time when EU unity …

  • Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from states

  • North Korea allows 2 Malaysians to leave

  • South Koreans jubilant, stunned over ruling

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The rival crowds outside South Korea’s constitutional court Friday for the verdict on impeached president Park Geun-hye epitomized the opposing passions and generational splits…

  • U.S. deploys another 400 troops in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States turned up the heat on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group Thursday, sending an additional 400 U.S. troops into Syria to support an offens…

  • U.S. to host meeting of anti-ISIL coalition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a meeting of nations in the U.S.-led global coalition to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Washington …

  • South Korea’s president formally ousted by court

    SEOUL (AP) — In a historic, unanimous ruling Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged t…

  • Sources: ISIL leader Baghdadi flees Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. and Iraqi officials believe the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commander…

  • U.S. mulls deploying 1,000 reserve troops for ISIL fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against the Islami…

  • Gunmen dressed as medics kill dozens at Kabul hospital

    KABUL (Reuters) — Gunmen dressed as medics attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens in an assaul…

  • U.S. general claims Russian cruise missile violates treaty

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Russia has deployed a land-based cruise missile that violates the “spirit and intent” of an arms control treaty and poses a threat to NATO, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Join…

  • Baltic missiles cause worry

    BERLIN (Reuters) — A decision by Russia to permanently station Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, its enclave on the Baltic Sea, would mark a setback for European security, German Foreign Minister S…

  • CIA contractors seen as likely source of WikiLeaks release

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intel…

  • Japan calls for further UNSC action on Pyongyang

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The United States on Wednesday rebuffed China’s appeal for talks with North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong Un was behaving irrationally and that it was reassessing its a…

  • Hawaii cleared as 1st state to sue over new Trump travel ban

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Honolulu said Wednesday that Hawaii can move forward with filing what would be the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. U.S. D…

  • Female traffic lights promote gender equality in Australia

    MELBOURNE (AFP-Jiji) — Pedestrian traffic lights showing female figures rather than male have been installed in Melbourne to reduce “unconscious bias” and promote gender equality, officials said…

  • Storm destroys Malta icon

    VALLETTA (AFP-Jiji) — Gale force winds and huge waves on Wednesday destroyed the iconic Azure Window, a coastal rock formation on the Maltese island of Gozo. The Azure Window, believed to have form…

  • Philippines dismisses foreign secretary

    MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine lawmakers dismissed a close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte as foreign minister on Wednesday, citing “compelling issues” about his qualifications and his failure…

  • Malaysia says it foiled attack on Saudi royalty

    KUALA LUMPUR/DUBAI (Reuters) — Malaysia said on Tuesday that suspected militants from Yemen arrested late last month ahead of a visit by Saudi King Salman had been planning an attack on Arab royalt…

  • Scandal-plagued Fillon faces new loan revelations

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Scandal-plagued French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon was hit by a new revelation on Tuesday, this time over an interest-free, undeclared loan he received from a billionair…

  • WikiLeaks releases CIA cyberspying files

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Tuesday published what it said were thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used over several years, renewing c…

  • Backlash threatens to kill Trump health bill

  • Missile barrage a test even for THAAD

  • Kim Jong Nam’s ‘son’ makes video message

  • China warns of head-on collision

  • North Korea warns of ‘actual war’

  • Trump’s tweets ‘taken too literally’

  • Top court to rule on Park’s fate on Friday

  • UNSC slams missile launches by N. Korea

  • China’s ZTE pleads guilty to DPRK, Iran sales

  • May suffers Parliament Brexit blow

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s upper house of Parliament voted on Tuesday to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country’s exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from …

  • ISIL loses key water station to Syrian Army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Syrian Army and its allies have captured the main water pumping station that supplies Aleppo in a sweeping advance against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant…

  • Manila OK’s death penalty for drugs

    MANILA (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to restore the death penalty by hanging, lethal injection or firing squad for drug offenses despite opposition from …

  • Trump’s new travel ban raises bar for challengers

  • GOP releases bill for undoing Obamacare

  • Iraqi-led forces seize Mosul govt complex from ISIL

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way on Tuesday into the heart of western Mosul, capturing the government complex in this part of the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the…

  • Carson compares U.S. slavery to immigration

  • N. Korea piles pressure on Trump

  • N. Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat citizen exit bans

  • 30 die in Myanmar-China border town

    YANGON (AFP-Jiji) — At least 30 people were killed Monday in a day of intense fighting in a town on Myanmar’s border with China, authorities said, after rebels dressed in police uniforms launched …

  • U.S. starts THAAD deployment in South Korea

  • Thai ‘shell bank’ undergoes surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins. Veterinaria…

  • China chief claims right to ‘step in’ on H.K. vote

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — China’s third-most powerful leader said on Monday that Beijing had the right to “step in” to Hong Kong’s leadership contest, according to local politicians who met him,…

  • Fillon fights off party rebellion

    PARIS/BORDEAUX (Reuters) — Francois Fillon fought off a rebellion that threatened to end his candidacy for the French presidency on Monday as party leaders swung behind the center-right former prime…

  • Trump signs new anti-terror travel ban — without new fanfare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Without fanfare, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and ou…

  • Special prosecutor: Park colluded with friend for bribe

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend Choi Soon Sil to receive bribes from Samsung Group aimed at cementing Samsung Chief Jay Y. Lee’s control of the …

  • Malaysia PM kicks out North Korea ambassador

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked North Korea on Monday as his government prepared to kick out its envoy following his disrespectful comments over the investi…

  • Sikhs in U.S. express fear after Seattle attack

    KENT, Wash. (AP) — Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in his suburban Seat…

  • Delayed snowmelt may pose risk to vital fresh water source

    DENVER (AP) — Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said on Feb. 27, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend o…

  • Erdogan’s Nazi jibe rattles Germans

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA/BERLIN (Reuters) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of “fascist actions” reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of poli…

  • Penguin ancestor may have met T. rex

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A giant penguin foot-bone discovered in New Zealand shows that the ancestors of everyone’s favorite flightless bird waddled Earth during the age of dinosaurs, researchers report…

  • Iran indicts member of team involved with nuclear deal

    TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s judiciary has indicted a member of the country’s team that negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers, a spokesman said Sunday, likely an Iranian-Canadian national previ…

  • Raul Castro takes aim at new U.S. policies

  • Pyongyang’s Malaysia envoy on way home

  • U.S. ‘strongly condemns’ launch

  • Jordan executes 15 en masse with 10 on terror charges

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Jordan executed 15 people on Saturday, including 10 convicted on terrorism charges ranging from an attack a decade ago on Western tourists to the slaying of a writer in the larges…

  • More pro-Erdogan rallies planned; Germany concerned

    ISTANBUL/BERLIN (Reuters) — Turkey said on Saturday it would keep holding rallies in Germany and the Netherlands to urge Turks living there to back a vote to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’…

  • U.S. suspends shortcut for highly skilled H-1B visa

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. authorities are temporarily suspending the speedy, premium processing of a visa that is often used by tech firms to recruit foreign skilled workers. Although the move …

  • Top Philippine officials fly to U.S. aircraft carrier in S. China Sea

    MANILA (AP) — The Philippine defense chief and two other Cabinet members on Saturday toured a U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the disputed South China Sea on the invitation of the Navy, U.S. Embas…

  • Revised travel ban expected Monday

  • Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones

  • 66,000 displaced in recent Syria fighting

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — A total of 66,000 people have been displaced by fighting along two fronts in Syria’s fractured north, the United Nation’s humanitarian coordination agency (OCHA) said Sunday…

  • U.N. says possible chemical weapons agent used in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is fig…

  • N. Korea ‘using Africa to avoid sanctions’ / DPRK arms end up with peacekeepers

  • ROK to respond to China’s discrimination against its firms

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s trade minister said Sunday the government’s responses against discriminating action by China toward South Korean companies will be strengthened and he feels “d…

  • NYT: Obama launched cyberwar on DPRK program

  • Rallies held ahead of Park ruling

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Tens of thousands of South Korean protesters held rival mass rallies Sunday over the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye as judges prepare to rule on the scandal that has rock…

  • ‘Syrian plane’ crashes near Turkey-Syria border

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials said that an aircraft believed to belong to the Syrian military crashed near the Turkey-Syria border Saturday, with the Syrian opposition claiming to Turkish media…

  • Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in 48 hours in drought

    MOGADISHU (AP) — Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threat…

  • Malaysia expels DPRK ambassador over Kim murder

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — Malaysia has expelled North Korea’s ambassador, giving him 48 hours to leave the country in a major break in diplomatic relations over the airport assassination of the h…

  • ‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — People who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said …

  • Reading glasses may become a past thing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry …

  • Fearful parents look at guardianship

  • U.S. considering separating women, children at border

  • Released N. Korean denies involvement in Kim’s death / Ri claims ‘Malaysian conspiracy’

  • Bruised DUP edge upbeat Sinn Fein in snap election

    BELFAST (Reuters) — The pro-British Democratic Unionist Party narrowly remained Northern Ireland’s largest party after edging Irish nationalists Sinn Fein by a single seat in snap elections ahead…

  • Schwarzenegger: I will not be back

  • No breakthrough at U.N.-led Syria peace talks

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Syria’s first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year ended on Friday without breakthrough but the United Nations mediator said the warring parties now had a clear agenda to purs…

  • Damage to ancient Palmyra less than initially feared

    DAMASCUS (Reuters) — Damage to the World Heritage site of Palymra by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants may be less than earlier believed, Syria’s antiquities chief said Friday…

  • Fillon faces defections after raid

    PARIS (AP) — The once promising presidential bid of French conservative Francois Fillon, already seriously hobbled by pending corruption charges, was coming unraveled Friday with the resignation of…

  • Obituary / Rene Preval / Former Haitian President

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) — Former Haitian President Rene Preval, 74, the first leader in Haiti’s history to win a democratic election, serve a full term and peacefully hand power to a successor, …

  • Tillerson agrees to budget cut

  • China signals slower rise in defense budget

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Defying pressure for a strong increase in defense spending, China said on Saturday its military budget this year would grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010. Last …

  • Tillerson to visit Japan in mid-March / China, ROK visits planned for same time

  • U.N. condemns DPRK’s evasion of sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea’s “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade U.N. sanctions. Council members emphasized “the importance of…

  • IOC ethics committee looks into Rio payment claims

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) — Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the Games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payme…

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Sweden brings back conscription

    STOCKHOLM (AFP-Jiji) — Sweden is to reintroduce compulsory military service, seven years after abandoning it, to respond to global security challenges including Russia’s assertive behavior in the…

  • Macron takes aim at pension system, parliament in manifesto

    PARIS (Reuters) — Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Thursday pledged to “transform” France with major overhauls of the post-war pension and welfare systems as he sought to silence criti…

  • Pence used private email while Indiana gov.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, his office said in a statement on Thursday. The private email …

  • European lawmakers press EU executive to require visas for U.S. citizens before visit

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Parliament called on the EU executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-…

  • Putin, Poroshenko held 2 rounds of secret talks

    KIEV (AFP-Jiji) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said Thursday that he and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held two secret and fruitless phone talks about the war in the east of the …

  • Cruise tour launched in S. China Sea

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A new Chinese cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said Friday, the latest effort by Be…

  • Mubarak acquitted over protest deaths

    CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt’s top appeals court found former President Hosni Mubarak innocent on Thursday of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year ru…

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America’s 2016 presidential…

  • U.S. pounds Al-Qaida in Yemen with over 20 strikes

    WASHINGTON/ADEN (Reuters) — The United States said it carried out more than 20 precision strikes in Yemen targeting Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, in the first major operations agai…

  • Lotte Duty Free’s website crashes after attack from Chinese IPs

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Lotte Duty Free on Thursday said a cyber-attack using Chinese internet protocol (IP) addresses has crashed its website, the latest report of irregularity from a South Korean firm …

  • N. Korean suspect released due to lack of evidence

    KUALA LUMPUR — A North Korean arrested in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam was released by Malaysian police on Friday due to a lack of evidence, the authority told The Yomuri Shimbun. R…

  • Trump to increase aircraft carriers to 12

  • U.S. Senate confirms Carson, Perry for Cabinet posts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation Thursday to join his administration. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Cars…

  • Sessions failed to disclose talks with Russia during campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season, communications that spurred calls in Cong…

  • White House staff told to save materials tied to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House lawyers have instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigat…

  • Both Syrian sides see gains in U.N. peace talks

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Syrian peace talks in Geneva edged forward on Wednesday, for the first time in six days of U.N.-led talks, as both sides saw hope of shaping the agenda to their liking and opposi…

  • Syrian Army enters Palmyra

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Russian-backed Syrian government forces and their allies fought their way into Palmyra on Wednesday, driving back Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who have h…

  • Beloved L.A. railroad seen in ‘La La Land’ chugging back to life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels Flight, LA’s beloved little railroad, had its cameo in the hit musical “La La Land” and now it’s almost ready for its close-up. The narrow-gauge railroad that for…

  • Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Kabul

    KABUL (AP) — Near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings and an hours-long shootout with Afghan security forces left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded in Kabul on Wednesday — a stark re…

  • Fillon denounces probe, vows to stay in presidential race

    PARIS (Reuters) — Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight “to the end” in France’s presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered ne…

  • Lords chide U.K. govt, back rights of EU citizens

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s unelected House of Lords on Wednesday handed the government a stinging — though likely temporary — defeat on its plans to leave the European Union, resolving that EU c…

  • Trio to vie for H.K. leadership

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Two former officials and a retired judge on Wednesday won the right to compete to become the next leader of Hong Kong, a job that requires balancing the demands of Communist P…

  • Malaysia to deport N. Korean detained over murder

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia will deport a North Korean held in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, and cancel visa-free entry for all North Koreans, as diplomatic ties between the two …

  • Russia, China veto Syria sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions …

  • Pyongyang envoy arrives in Beijing

  • ‘Strange, terrifying’ battle rages in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants fighting for cont…

  • Joint ROK-U.S. military drills kick off

  • S. Korea suggests U.N. suspend North

  • Analysis: Trump pivot pleases GOP, but will it last long?

  • Trump insists Yemen raid was a success

  • U.S. officials say Iraq not subject to new travel ban

  • 2 charged with Kim’s murder

  • Intel nominee supports Trump-Russia probe

  • Trump heralds ‘new chapter of greatness’

  • Tillerson, Yang discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ ties

  • Britain in push to protect EU citizens’ rights

  • Trump meets China’s top diplomat

  • SpaceX to fly 2 people to moon next year

  • China vents fury over Lotte move

  • Samsung heir, execs indicted for bribery

  • Fears of political influence rock Trump-Russia probe

  • Trump seeks 10% rise in military spending

  • Pentagon submits draft ISIL plan to White House

  • Iraqi forces recapture key bridge from ISIL

  • Ross confirmed as U.S. commerce chief

  • Court won’t put travel ban case on hold

  • Ex-PM Major says Britain needs more charm

  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

  • New insect trap targets harmful species

  • Space probe detects organic compounds on dwarf planet

  • ADHD a ‘brain disorder,’ not just bad behavior

  • Protests spread across Kyrgyzstan

  • ‘Treason’ by Moscow’s FSB officers tied to old accusations

  • ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture as Oscars end in chaos

  • 4 Bahrain police wounded in attack

  • Washington urges Moscow to observe Ukraine truce

  • Anti-govt Romanians form EU flag

  • Iran official: Rouhani to run for 2nd term

  • Obituary / Bill Paxton / Actor

  • Russians protest to mark opposition leader’s death

  • UNHCR: 32,000 South Sudanese entered Sudan

  • Park scandal probe to finish Tuesday

  • U.N.: N. Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia

    It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. …

  • Senior Chinese official to visit U.S.

  • Expert: ISIL plan attacks in Britain

  • Iran to buy Kazakh uranium ore

  • Kuwait party at D.C. hotel to test Trump pledge

  • Saudi FM visits Baghdad ‘to support unity, stability of Iraq’

  • Malaysia: Airport safe after attack

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim…

  • Saudi king kicks off rare Asia tour

  • Hollande hits back at Paris remarks

  • Trump to skip press dinner

  • Top U.S. general visits Syria

  • Bombings in Syria rattle peace talks in Geneva

  • Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties

  • Commandos recapture another Mosul district

  • Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in travel ban

  • Study: Baby brain scans may reveal autism risk

  • Dementia joins top global killers

  • U.S.-North Korea contact ‘canceled’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for…

  • State Department to resume briefings after 6-week hiatus

  • IAEA: Iran’s enriched uranium stock halves

  • Magistrates to probe Fillon over ‘fake jobs’

  • German secret service ‘spied on media’

  • Brazil’s Carnival begins parades, parties without mayor

  • People protest in Manila as Duterte jails top critic

  • China names new planning chief, minister of commerce

  • Mexico wall construction ‘way ahead of schedule’

  • Malaysia to issue arrest warrant for DPRK diplomat

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia said on Saturday it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam if he doesn’t voluntarily co…

  • Trump vows ‘greatest military buildups’

  • Iraqi forces advance in western Mosul / Attacks near ISIL town in Syria kill 60

  • Celebrities call for unity at rally for immigration rights

  • Spicer bars some media from briefing

  • Trump wants U.S. nuclear arms at ‘top of pack’

  • Protecting Trump Tower costs New York $24 million

  • Key critic of Duterte arrested on drug charges

  • Mexico voices ‘irritation’ to top U.S. envoys over policies

  • Syria’s warring sides face off as U.N. resumes peace talks

  • Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul airport

  • U.S., Canada leaders talk borders

  • Malaysia: VX agent used in Kim murder

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bi…

  • 7 Earth-size planets found; life may be possible

  • Pence, Bannon appeal for conservatives to unite

  • Macron gains boost from key centrist in French election

  • U.K. top court backs govt on immigration income test

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • Stolen gate back at Nazi Germany death camp

  • Russia’s highest court orders release of opposition activist

  • Russian Defense Ministry sets up information warfare unit

  • Turkey armed forces to allow women to don headscarves

  • U.N. mediator not expecting quick breakthrough in Syria peace talks

  • State-run news agency blames Malaysia

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea blamed Malaysia on Thursday for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an “unfriendly attitude” in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, …

  • Report:North Korean diplomat supervised plot to murder Kim

    KUALA LUMPUR — A closed-circuit TV inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13 captured Hyon Kwang Song, a second secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia, seeing off four North K…

  • AfD chief Petry meets Putin ally

  • Le Pen refuses headscarf, drops top Sunni meeting

  • Millions face possible deportation under Trump

  • Far-right Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart

  • Veterans protest treatment in Beijing

  • Tillerson affirms need for strong Beijing ties

  • China missile buildings nearly ready

  • Kim suspect had mystery life in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean arrested in the probe into last week’s murder of the half-brother of the isolated state’s leader, lived in Malaysia for more than three year…

  • N. Korean diplomat wanted over killing

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysian police on Wednesday named a senior official in North Korea’s Embassy and a staffer at its state airline, who are wanted for questioning over the murder last wee…

  • Trump condemns anti-Semitic wave in U.S.

  • Cause of death still unclear

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea’s ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, of…

  • North Korea, Malaysia at odds over Kim’s body

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contrac…

  • Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

  • China gives Lotte ‘severe’ warning on THAAD

  • Montenegro accuses Russia of coup plot

  • Le Pen party slams ‘fake-job stunt’

  • Pence EU assurances come with Trump ultimatum

  • Mattis: U.S. to stay in Iraq

  • Kim Jong Nam’s son ID’s body, ROK media report

    SEOUL — Information is circulating that the son of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday night to identify his f…

  • Trump hot topic in, out U.K. Parliament

  • Russia’s veteran U.N. envoy Churkin falls ill, dies

  • U.S.-born Bao Bao gets 1-way ticket to China

  • Iraqi forces in push to take Mosul airport

  • Scientists can now measure farm yields from space

  • Mosquitoes lured by malaria parasite

  • Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

  • DPRK envoy raps probe

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — North Korea’s envoy to Malaysia on Monday said the police investigation into last week’s murder at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport could not be trusted, and insisted the …

  • UAE signs $1.2 bil. in 21 arms deals

  • Poll: SPD ahead of Merkel’s CDU/CSU

  • Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia’s ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North …

  • 2 suspects in Kim murder claim ignorance

    KUALA LUMPUR — Two women suspected of murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport were likely to have been recruited ostensibly for a practical joke TV show and may have been unawa…

  • S. Sudanese claim gang rape by soldiers

  • Moreno leads for Ecuador president

  • SpaceX rocket launches from historic NASA moonshot pad

  • Tillerson faces internal skeptics

  • N. Korean farmers battle with ‘Juche fertilizer’

  • Belarus protests against ‘parasites’ law spread

  • Saudi gamers enjoy first Comic Con in kingdom

  • Report: Israel, Jordan, Egypt leaders secretly met last year

  • Dutch far-right politician delivers anti-Moroccan tirade

  • Trump sons open Dubai golf course

  • Russia ‘behind Montenegro murder plot’

  • Russia to recognize papers issued in east Ukraine

  • McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, dies at 69

  • 3rd South Sudan official resigns, accuses president of genocide

  • Mattis begins Mideast tour as Pentagon chief

  • Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in prison

  • Report: Kim Jong Nam’s family under protection

    MACAO/SEOUL — A senior Macao security official said Kim Jong Nam’s family members have been “placed under police protection” following the murder of the half brother of North Korean leader Ki…

  • Malaysia a key base for N. Korean agents

    KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL — The North Korean man arrested Friday by Malaysian police on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Kim Jong Nam is believed to be a member of North Korea’s foreign intelli…

  • Beijing still opposes THAAD

  • Iraq forces launch assault to retake west Mosul

  • U.S. carrier patrols S. China Sea

  • Trump back on campaign trail after just 1 month in office

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday, depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following i…

  • Analysis / Washington PR offensive fails to quell Europe’s anxiety

  • Pence: U.S. will stand with Europe

  • 4 North Koreans fled Malaysia after murder

  • Arctic, Antarctic sea ice at Jan. record low

  • Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs

  • Fillon says staying in French presidential race

  • Blair urges Britons to ‘rise up’ against Brexit

  • Pakistan ‘kills 100 terrorists’ after blast at Sufi shrine

  • Europe warns U.S. against hurting cohesion, shared values

  • Pentagon: ISIL leaders leaving Raqqa

  • N. Korean arrested over Kim murder

    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police arrested on Friday a 46-year-old North Korean man on suspicion of being involved in the murder at Kuala Lumpur International Airport of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother…

  • China urges resuming N-talks

    MUNICH (AFP-Jiji) — China on Friday urged a resumption of six-party talks with North Korea on Pyongyang’s nuclear program, saying a “negative cycle” of nuclear missile tests followed by sanct…

  • Spain’s Princess Cristina found not guilty in tax fraud case

  • Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

    BONN (Reuters) — U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Friday urged China to do all it could to moderate North Korea’s destabilizing behavior after Sunday’s ballistic missile test by Pyongyang,…

  • Senate confirms Pruitt as EPA chief

  • Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

  • Scientists warn of cancer risk from overcooked food

  • Dick Bruna, ‘spiritual father’ of rabbit Miffy, dies at 89

  • ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants

  • Malaysia-N. Korea ties in spotlight after Kim killing

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — Malaysia, where a half brother of North Korea’s leader was killed in a cloak-and-dagger attack this week, offers a rare meeting place for Pyongyang officials to contact …

  • Trump dismisses Russia controversy

  • Clinton defends immigration

  • Back-up pick for natl security role turns down U.S. leader

  • Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

  • Trump eyes immigration directive next week

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will issue a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United States b…

  • Trump taps Acosta to be labor secretary

  • Haley says U.S. backs two-state solution

  • Lavrov denies interfering in 1st talks with Tillerson

  • Kim Jong Nam ‘poisoned’ with ricin or puffer fish toxin

    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police suspect Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother, was poisoned with either ricin or tetrodotoxin, the Malaysian Sin Chew Daily online reported on Thursd…

  • ISIL suicide bombing kills 75 at famed shrine in Pakistan

  • Car bomb kills over 50 in Baghdad

  • 2 more arrested over killing of Kim Jong Un’s half brother in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Two women and a man have been arrested over the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assas…

  • Trump drops U.S. plan to back Palestinian state

  • Kim Jong Nam once ‘pleaded for his life’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Five years ago, Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life, according to two lawmakers in South Korea. He wrote a…

  • Analysis / Few alternatives to two-state solution in Mideast

  • U.S. warns NATO nations to increase military spending

  • Harvard, MIT research institute holds on to gene-editing patent rights inruling

  • Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump’s labor secretary

  • Trump slams media, intel leaks over Flynn

  • S. Sudan war now at ‘catastrophic’ level

  • New Russia missile deployment ‘violates Cold War arms treaty’

  • Rumors highlight hidden lives of N. Korea leaders

    PYONGYANG (AP) — The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother could be the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to hear. And if they did, they’d…

  • Official: Scotland aims to be in single market after Brexit

  • Pyongyang says missile test was for self-defense

    GENEVA (Reuters) — North Korea said on Tuesday its missile launches were “self-defense measures,” rejecting U.N. Security Council criticism of its weekend test, but the United States demanded in…

  • Trump campaign ‘contacted Russian intel officials’

  • Kremlin denies French election meddling

  • Australia ups cash for ‘going home’

  • S. Korea: Half brother of Kim Jong Un ‘assassinated’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as Malaysian authorities moved the body to another hospital for an …

  • Flynn Russia ties known for weeks

  • Ethics watchdog calls for Conway probe

  • Venezuela condemns VP sanctions

  • European allies anxious ahead of Mattis meeting

  • Butte dam disaster averted for now

  • Playboy brings back ‘normal’ nudity

  • Source: North Korean leader’s half brother dead

    SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam died Monday morning in Malaysia, a South Korean source told The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday. He may have been assassinated, acc…

  • Renzi calls for party leadership contest

  • UNSC slams N. Korea over latest missile test

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang d…

  • Syria accused of 8 chemical attacks

  • ‘Prudent’ Netanyahu heads to U.S.

  • Samsung arrest decisions imminent

  • Stark differences avoided as Trump meets Trudeau

  • Brain shape links to personality type

  • Ice towers part of solution for deadly lake

  • Samsung chief questioned again in wider graft probe

  • Famed ‘loaves and fishes’ church reopens in Israel

  • Analysis / Few good options in Trump arsenal

  • Obituary / Al Jarreau / Jazz musician

  • Amigos no more

  • Steinmeier chosen as German president

  • White House official attacks court after legal setbacks

  • Adele sweeps Grammy Awards

  • The ‘cave squeaker’ returns:Rare frog reappears in Zimbabwe

  • Trump: Settlements bad for peace

  • Analysis / Tillerson’s role central to Trump’s China policy shift

  • North Korea reportedly test fires missile

    PYONGYANG (AP) — North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump, who stood w…

  • Trump security pledge comes after his China balancing act / Avoiding provocation seen as U.S. priority

  • Putin eyes Slovenia for talks

  • Internal report: Border wall to cost $21.6 billion

  • Trump raps New START as ‘bad deal’ in call with Putin

  • Ethics review sought over Ivanka brand

  • Sessions confirmed as U.S. attorney general

  • Erdogan, Trump agree on joint action against ISIL in Syria

  • Trump’s Supreme Court pick dispirited by tweets on judge

  • Tillerson meets Mexican, Canadian counterparts

  • China tells U.S. to brush up on S. China Sea history

  • DeVos wins confirmation for education post by 1 vote

  • Judges scrutinize Trump’s travel ban / Court likely to rule later this week

  • Iran supreme leader lays into Trump

  • Trump paints dark picture over travel ban

  • China warms to Mattis over diplomacy calls

  • Kremlin seeking Fox News apology

  • Trump slams media’s ISIL coverage

  • U.S. defends travel ban in appeals court

  • Britain’s Speaker does not want Trump in Parliament

  • Merkel wants common ground with Trump

  • 2 states: Allowing travel ban would ‘unleash chaos again’

  • U.S. backs off bid to reopen ‘black sites’

  • Der Spiegel sparks furor with beheading cover

  • Trump to Poroshenko: U.S. will work to end Ukraine conflict

  • Pick for army secretary pulls out

  • White House investigates leaks of president’s calls

  • Divided on Trump, EU leaders insist on European unity

  • Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever

  • Trump’s line on Israeli settlements gets tougher

  • U.S. announces tighter Iran sanctions / Tehran says it will impose restrictions on Americans

  • U.S. military releases, pulls ‘Yemen raid’ video

  • Lady Gaga vows message of inclusion

  • Trump feeds NYT subscription growth

  • U.N. chief: Trump travel ban not best way to protect U.S.

  • Turnbull, Trump offer mixed messages on refugee deal

  • Democrats force delays for 3 key cabinet posts

  • Trump picks Gorsuch for top court

  • EU chief Tusk warns of Trump ‘threat’

  • Schulz dismisses Trump as un-American

  • Queen put in ‘difficult position’ due to Trump

  • Trump fires top lawyer who defied immigration order

  • Washington 1st to sue president over ban

  • Merkel discounts terror factor in Trump travel ban

  • Judges block Trump order

  • Trump defends act: This is not about religion

  • 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

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

  • Trump, Merkel discuss NATO

  • Mattis given 30 days for anti-ISIL strategy

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

  • Activist Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order

  • Peru, Colombia vow to stand with Mexico

  • Trump to defer to Mattis on torture

  • Pentagon orders cost reviews

  • 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

  • Trump to order ‘safe zones’ for Syria

  • Trump aide: Media should keep quiet

  • Trump ‘weighs drastic cuts to global body funding’

  • 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’

  • Trump signs oil pipeline orders

  • 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

  • Trump takes control of @POTUS Twitter handle

  • Trump completes cabinet lineup with no Hispanics

  • 50 Obama appointees asked to stay

  • Celebrities join protest against Trump in N.Y.

  • Obama aims final messages at Trump

  • 50 Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

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

  • Putin takes parting shot at Obama over dossier

  • Moscow reaction muted over Trump’s nuke talk

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

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

  • Abbas warns over U.S. Israel Embassy move

  • 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

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

  • House votes to begin dismantling Obamacare

  • House backs waiver allowing Mattis to serve as defense chief

  • Senate takes 1st step to repeal Obamacare

  • Mattis takes aim at Russia

  • 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

  • Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits

  • Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus

  • Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility

  • Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China

  • Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer

  • Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks

  • Crowley defended on plagiarism

  • PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties

  • Trump has no plan to meet Tsai

  • Trump taunts Terminator

  • Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall

  • Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief

  • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

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

  • 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

  • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

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

  • 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

  • A real difference: Leading the fight to eliminate land mines

    Ever since Agnes Marcaillou became director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in 2012, she has been motivated every day by the direct impact of her mission on the people she works for…

  • 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

    NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 netwo…

  • 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

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

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