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  • Driver tries to run over pedestrians in Antwerp

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  • EU sets Brexit talks conditions

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  • 2nd referendum debate kicks off in Scotland

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  • Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test

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  • Vatican admits role in Rwanda genocide

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  • Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

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  • Netanyahu welcomed in Beijing

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  • Trump discusses ISIL policy with Iraqi PM

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  • FBI is probing Russia links

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  • Le Pen under fire in French TV debate

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  • Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

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  • Israel coalition crisis arises over media

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  • Duterte: Manila can’t stop Beijing

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  • Seoul: N.Korea rocket-engine test shows meaningful progress

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  • Mexico: Firms should check conscience on wall

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  • Lotte owners go on trial

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  • NSA No. 2 hits Trump over ‘U.K. spying’

  • Xi, Tillerson seek stronger ties

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  • Germany to buy 6 Lockheed C-130J aircraft for €900 mil.

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  • G-20 ministers drop free trade pledge

    BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) — Financial leaders of the world’s biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States …

  • U.N. says airstrike kills 42 refugees off Yemen

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  • Legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

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  • China, Saudi Arabia agree on more oil cooperation

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China and Saudi Arabia will increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China, the two countries said in a joint communique issued Saturday a…

  • Fish oil pills get nod from U.S. heart group

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  • Loud sound may harm us more than we thought

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  • U.N.: 100,000 starve while S. Sudan buys arms

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  • Irish PM tells Trump that St. Patrick was an immigrant

  • Canada holds record no. of Mexicans at border

  • Trump, Merkel try to skirt differences

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  • Erdogan tells Turks: Have 5 kids in Europe

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  • Man killed in weapon grab at French airport

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  • Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks

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  • Senate leaders reject wiretap assertion

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  • Rutte ‘lost friendship’

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  • Tillerson says U.S. ‘strategic patience’ with N. Korea over

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  • Gunmen kill 2, injure 3 in attack on aid convoy in famine-hit South Sudan

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  • Taiwan: China military threat growing, U.S. strategy unclear

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  • Xi, Saudi king sign deals potentially worth $65 bil.

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  • Tillerson plane to Asia carries sole conservative journalist

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  • Key Trump security picks OK’d

  • Trudeau, Ivanka Trump catch Broadway musical

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  • Dutch PM Rutte slaps down far-right challenge

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  • Dutch under spotlight for election

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  • Park has left Blue House but her 9 dogs have not

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  • Late snowstorm hits U.S.

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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

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  • Somali pirates seize 1st large ship since 2012

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  • Saudi deputy crown prince meets Trump

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  • EU OK’s work headscarf bans

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  • Fillon rocked by charges in jobs probe

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  • Poland summons EU chief Tusk for questioning

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  • Carlos the Jackal reemerges in court

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  • Turkey slaps Netherlands with diplomatic sanctions

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  • May wins power to trigger Brexit Article 50

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  • Prosecutors to summon Park for questioning

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  • Pyongyang issues threat

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  • Elephants sleep only 2 hours a night

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  • Lightweight vest will protect from radiation

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  • Erdogan fuels row against Netherlands

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  • Fillon under scrutiny over bespoke suit bill

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  • 46 killed at Ethiopia dump

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  • Top Saudi prince to meet with Trump

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  • McCain asks for wiretap evidence

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  • Netherlands bars Turkish ministers amid rallies

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  • Malaysia, North Korea to discuss return of Malaysians

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  • N. Koreans told to ignore news

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  • Park leaves Blue House

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  • Revised travel ban dealt 1st court setback

  • Defiant U.S. prosecutor fired

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  • Birth defects jump twentyfold in Zika-hit moms

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

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  • 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

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  • Trump team knew Flynn might register as agent

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

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  • Japan high priority in U.S. trade talks

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  • What comes after Park’s removal from office?

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  • South Korean court’s conclusions on impeachment ruling

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

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

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  • China stealth fighter jet put into service

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

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

  • North Korea allows 2 Malaysians to leave

  • South Koreans jubilant, stunned over ruling

  • U.S. deploys another 400 troops in Syria

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

  • South Korea’s president formally ousted by court

  • Sources: ISIL leader Baghdadi flees Mosul

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

  • Gunmen dressed as medics kill dozens at Kabul hospital

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

  • Baltic missiles cause worry

  • CIA contractors seen as likely source of WikiLeaks release

  • 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

  • Female traffic lights promote gender equality in Australia

  • Storm destroys Malta icon

  • Philippines dismisses foreign secretary

  • Malaysia says it foiled attack on Saudi royalty

  • Scandal-plagued Fillon faces new loan revelations

  • WikiLeaks releases CIA cyberspying files

  • 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

  • ISIL loses key water station to Syrian Army

  • Manila OK’s death penalty for drugs

  • Trump’s new travel ban raises bar for challengers

  • GOP releases bill for undoing Obamacare

  • Iraqi-led forces seize Mosul govt complex from ISIL

  • 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

  • U.S. starts THAAD deployment in South Korea

  • Thai ‘shell bank’ undergoes surgery

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

  • Fillon fights off party rebellion

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

  • Special prosecutor: Park colluded with friend for bribe

  • Malaysia PM kicks out North Korea ambassador

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

  • Delayed snowmelt may pose risk to vital fresh water source

  • Erdogan’s Nazi jibe rattles Germans

  • Penguin ancestor may have met T. rex

  • Iran indicts member of team involved with nuclear deal

  • 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

  • More pro-Erdogan rallies planned; Germany concerned

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

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

  • Revised travel ban expected Monday

  • Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones

  • 66,000 displaced in recent Syria fighting

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

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

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

  • NYT: Obama launched cyberwar on DPRK program

  • Rallies held ahead of Park ruling

  • ‘Syrian plane’ crashes near Turkey-Syria border

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

  • Malaysia expels DPRK ambassador over Kim murder

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

  • Reading glasses may become a past thing

  • 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

  • Schwarzenegger: I will not be back

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

  • Damage to ancient Palmyra less than initially feared

  • Fillon faces defections after raid

  • Obituary / Rene Preval / Former Haitian President

  • Tillerson agrees to budget cut

  • China signals slower rise in defense budget

  • 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

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Sweden brings back conscription

  • Macron takes aim at pension system, parliament in manifesto

  • Pence used private email while Indiana gov.

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

  • Putin, Poroshenko held 2 rounds of secret talks

  • Cruise tour launched in S. China Sea

  • Mubarak acquitted over protest deaths

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

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

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

  • N. Korean suspect released due to lack of evidence

  • Trump to increase aircraft carriers to 12

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

  • Sessions failed to disclose talks with Russia during campaign

  • White House staff told to save materials tied to Russia

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

  • Syrian Army enters Palmyra

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

  • Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Kabul

  • Fillon denounces probe, vows to stay in presidential race

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

  • Trio to vie for H.K. leadership

  • 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

  • Pyongyang envoy arrives in Beijing

  • ‘Strange, terrifying’ battle rages in Mosul

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • Trump sons open Dubai golf course

  • 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…

  • 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

  • Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs

  • 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…

  • 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

  • ‘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

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

  • Trump eyes immigration directive next week

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • European allies anxious ahead of Mattis meeting

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • ‘Prudent’ Netanyahu heads to U.S.

  • Stark differences avoided as Trump meets Trudeau

  • Amigos no more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Merkel discounts terror factor in Trump travel ban

  • Judges block Trump order

  • 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

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