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  • Malta to legalize same-sex marriage

    VALLETTA (Reuters) — Maltese lawmakers voted on Wednesday to legalize same-sex marriage on the Roman Catholic Mediterranean island, fulfilling Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s campaign promise to ma…

  • Many organizations banned in Pakistan thrive online

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It’s dusk. The shadows of three men brandishing assault rifles welcome the reader to the Facebook page of Lashkar-e-Islam, one of 65 organizations that are banned in Pakistan, eit…

  • Sweden intensifies raids for illegal immigrants

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) — Sweden has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants wi…

  • Britain’s Repeal Bill sets out EU severance

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain was to publish on Thursday the legislation that will sever its political and legal ties to the European Union, beginning what is likely to be a divisive debate that will t…

  • Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

    LONDON (Reuters) — One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. Th…

  • China’s Uighurs stifled in ‘police state’

    KASHGAR, China (AFP-Jiji) — Worshipers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police o…

  • Trump says Putin would have preferred Clinton winning

  • Moon’s adviser proposes 5-way talks on North Korea

  • ‘Anti-Trump’ Macron welcomes U.S. president

  • FBI nominee: Russia probe no witch hunt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI broke with the president in key areas Wednesday, rejecting the idea that an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the T…

  • Brazil ex-president Lula faces jail

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison, the highest-profi…

  • North Korean defectors down as border tightened

  • Chinese envoy to U.S. says trade picture with Pyongyang ‘distorted’

  • U.S. inks anti-terror deal with Qatar

    DOHA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sealed a deal Tuesday to intensify Qatar’s counterterrorism efforts, tackling a central issue in the spat pitting the besieged Gulf nation agains…

  • Syrian Observatory says Baghdadi dead

    CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group leader Abu Bakr …

  • THAAD missile defense hits test target over Pacific

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States said on Tuesday it shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile similar to the ones being developed by countries like North Korea, i…

  • ISIL tightens grip on village near Mosul

    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi …

  • U.S. delays decision on whether to end Sudan sanctions

  • Trump associates worried over Donald Jr. controversy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Fresh off one foreign trip and preparing for another, Donald Trump was enjoying a period of relative calm — until the White House was rocked by a fresh controversy over cont…

  • Trump Jr. welcomed Russian offer of help against Clinton

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democ…

  • China sends troops to open first overseas base in Djibouti

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as Chi…

  • Moscow steps up war of words in diplomatic row with U.S.

    MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Moscow on Tuesday toughened its rhetoric in its row with Washington, saying it was considering ways to retaliate for the seizure of some of its diplomatic premises in th…

  • U.S. govt limits its use of Kaspersky Lab software

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase tec…

  • Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools

    DUBAI (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding grea…

  • Liu continues emergency treatment

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiaobo is receiving emergency treatment for a second day on Tuesday, the hospital treating him said, as questions remain about …

  • Facing challenge of Britain’s EU exit, May vows to fight on

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Theresa May will promise to fight on as prime minister and pursue bold domestic reform despite her diminished authority in a speech this week relaunching her leadershi…

  • U.N. lauds U.S.-Russian truce in Syria, but issues warning

    GENEVA (Reuters) — Agreements to deescalate the fighting in Syria could simplify the conflict and help to stabilize the country, but such accords must be an interim measure and avoid partition, U.N….

  • Turmoil looms over Venezuela constitution rewrite

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Pro- and anti-government groups are battling fiercely for public support over a contested plan by President Nicolas Maduro to have a new body elected this month to rewrite the c…

  • FBI: U.S. soldier pledged allegiance to ISIL group

    HONOLULU (AP) — An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces …

  • U.S. deportations of Europeans on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — Europeans often hid in plain sight as Latin Americans, Asians and others living illegally in America were sent packing. But now they’re starting to realize they are not immune to Pr…

  • Amnesty calls for probe into possible Mosul war crimes

    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led military coalition backing them in the battle for Mosul that vio…

  • Trump defends Ivanka’s seat at G-20

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump defended his daughter Ivanka Trump on Monday after she took his place at a meeting of G-20 world leaders, an event that raised some eyebrows and dr…

  • Trump congratulates Iraq on ‘victory’ over ISIL in Mosul

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Iraq’s “victory” over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group in Mosul Monday, claiming the northern city’s…

  • Iraqi PM formally declares victory

    MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city…

  • S. Korea seems to alter stance on UNESCO list

    SEOUL — South Korea’s gender equality and family minister Chung Hyun Back expressed on Monday the South Korean government’s intention to help add materials related to so-called wartime comfort …

  • UNSC authorizes Colombia mission

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing a new U.N. political mission in Colombia to focus on reintegrating leftist rebels into society after …

  • U.S. military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi

    ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County E…

  • Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis

    DOHA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Qatar on Tuesday on a mission to break the deadlock between the tiny, energy-rich Gulf nation and four Arab neighbors that is seriously s…

  • NYT: Trump Jr. told of Russian intent to affect poll

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Donald Trump Jr. was told in an email before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had material damaging to Hillary Clinton that it was part of a Russian government bid to aid…

  • China’s ailing Nobel laureate in ‘critical condition’

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China’s cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is in a critical condition, his hospital said Monday, raising fears about his life after Western doctors said there was time…

  • 0.5 C rise worsens extreme weather

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported last month. Comparing two 20-ye…

  • JAXA, ESA unveil Mercury-bound spacecraft

    THE HAGUE (AFP-Jiji) — European and Japanese scientists unveiled the BepiColombo spacecraft ahead of its seven-year journey to Mercury, to explore one of the Solar System’s most enigmatic planets….

  • Wild horses make return to Mongolia

    GREAT GOBI B, Mongolia (Reuters) — A quarter-century-old project to repopulate the steppes of Mongolia with wild horses was kept alive as four animals made the long trip back to their ancestral hom…

  • Israeli list of unrecognized U.S. rabbis points to rift

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has compiled a list of overseas rabbis whose authority they refused to recognize when it comes to certifying the Jewishness of someone who wants to get m…

  • After Mosul, other Iraqi areas still in ISIL’s hands

    BAGHDAD (AFP-Jiji) — Even after the recapture of Mosul, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group still holds significant territory in several Iraqi provinces and has the abili…

  • Qatar to seek recompense for damages from blockade

    DOHA (AP) — Qatar’s government said Sunday it is forming a committee to pursue compensation for damages stemming from its isolation by four Arab countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates…

  • With Lopez release, Venezuela opposition rallies for 100th day

    CARACAS (Reuters) — Galvanized by the release from jail of hardline leader Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuelan opposition supporters on Sunday marked 100 days of protests against a socialist government they…

  • Sissi, Abbas meet amid ‘Gaza shakeup’

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Palestinian leaders met in Cairo on Sunday amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the Islamic militant Hamas group that could shake up Gaza’s political landscap…

  • U.S. vows to press China over N. Korea sanctions

  • Tillerson reassures Ukraine with tough talk on Russia

    KIEV (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russia on Sunday that it must take the first steps to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine and that American and European sanctions would remain …

  • Muslim leader urges Indonesia to boycott Starbucks over pro-LGBT stance

    JAKARTA (Reuters) — A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the…

  • Iraqi PM hails Mosul ‘victory’ over ISIL

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL…

  • Anti-crackdown rally held in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkey’s main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under a dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by …

  • Trump backtracks on cyber unit with Russia after harsh criticism

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal w…

  • Trump Jr. ‘promised’ anti-Clinton info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s eldest son said Sunday he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to get information helpful to the c…

  • Fire ravages building in London’s Camden Market

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Seventy firefighters battled a large fire in a building in London’s popular Camden Lock Market in the early hours of Monday, the London Fire Brigade said. The emergency servi…

  • Italy holds Chechen over ISIL connection

    MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Chechen accused of fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group in Syria and participating in a deadly attack on foreign…

  • Israel, Jordan wary of Iran in Syria / Fears stoked by pro-Tehran Shiite militias’ recent moves

    AMMAN (AP) — A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the ar…

  • Trump, Xi agree to work on N. Korea

  • Clashes in Kashmir leave 15 injured

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Residents in Indian-controlled Kashmir clashed with government forces Saturday as they defied a stringent curfew on the anniversary of the killing of a charismatic rebel lead…

  • Egyptian police kill 16 gunmen in raids

    CAIRO (Reuters) — Egyptian police officers have shot dead 16 gunmen in two shootouts, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday, adding that most of those killed were fugitive militants li…

  • Iraqi forces on verge of victory in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants threw themselves into the Tigris on Sunday, trying to flee the battlefield in Mosul as Iraqi forces reached the riverba…

  • Ceasefire takes effect in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — A ceasefire deal for southwestern Syria took effect at noon on Sunday, the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the country’s six-year war. The United States, Russi…

  • Foreign doctors: Liu OK to travel

    BEIJING (AP) — Two American and German specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate is still able to travel abroad for treatment, apparently con…

  • Dissident Liu in final stages of terminal cancer

    BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the ho…

  • Muslim leaders begin tour in Europe to protest terror

    PARIS (Reuters) — Dozens of religious leaders boarded a bus on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday to kick off a European tour of the sites of recent Islamist attacks to remember the victims an…

  • Bolshoi cancels Nureyev ballet premiere

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia’s Bolshoi theater announced Saturday the cancellation of this week’s world premiere of a ballet about Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev, staged by a top director who…

  • Putin plane avoids flying over Poland, Baltic states

    VILNIUS (Reuters) — A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G-20 summit in Germany made a detour of about 500 km to avoid flying over NATO members Poland or the Baltic states, data…

  • KKK holds rally in Virginia

    A few dozen Ku Klux Klan members and supporters shouted “white power” at a rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia where they protested against a city council decision to remove a statue h…

  • Spicer mislabels Xi as leader of Taiwan

    BEIJING (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s press secretary mislabeled Chinese President Xi Jinping as the leader of Taiwan after a much-anticipated meeting at the Group of 20 summit, add…

  • Ivanka sits in for her father at G-20

  • Trump Jr., Kushner met lawyer linked to Kremlin

  • Putin: POTUS ‘agreed’ Russia did not meddle in U.S. election / U.S. envoy to U.N. refutes assessment

  • Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in Kenya

    NAIROBI (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that …

  • Canada wildfires prompt evacuation

    KAMLOOPS, Canada (Reuters) — Some 180 wildfires raged over a massive section of Western Canada’s British Columbia on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of 3,000 households and the province’s fi…

  • Japan announced as host of 2019 G-20 summit

    HAMBURG (AFP-Jiji) — Japan will host the Group of 20 summit of leading nations in 2019, with Saudi Arabia presiding the 2020 edition, according to a statement Saturday winding up this year’s event…

  • G-20 leaders vow to combat protectionism at summit

    HAMBURG (Jiji Press) — The top leaders of the Group of 20 major and emerging economies vowed to keep fighting protectionism in their joint declaration adopted at the end of their two-day summit in H…

  • Peru leader to consult doctors on Fujimori pardon

    LIMA (AP) — Peru’s president said Friday night that a group of doctors will help him determine whether a “medical pardon” should be given to ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for …

  • Qatar rejects Arab states’ accusations

    CAIRO (Reuters) — Qatar on Friday dismissed as “baseless” accusations that it was financing terrorism, in its first public response to a statement from four Arab states which are leading a boy…

  • Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) — Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia’s presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Com…

  • U.S. to test THAAD as N. Korea tensions mount

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, two U.S. officials tol…

  • Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. cultural agency on Friday declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the…

  • U.S. attorney general visits Guantanamo Bay prison

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Guantanamo Bay on Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a “perfectly acceptable” place to detain new terrorism s…

  • Over 120 nations adopt treaty to ban N-weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday at a U.N. meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations. To loud applause, Elayne Whyte …

  • G-20 leaders reach deal on trade, struggle on climate

    HAMBURG (AP) — Leaders of the world’s top economic powers reaffirmed their support Saturday for free trade but tempered their statement by acknowledging countries could defend their home companies…

  • 2 U.S. bombers hold firing drills with S. Korean forces

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Two U.S. supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills on Saturday in South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile…

  • U.S. proclaims NAFTA progress with Mexico

    HAMBURG (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump hailed progress on trade after meeting his Mexican counterpart on Friday, as Mexico’s government said it expected a general agreement on reworking …

  • U.S. military strike on N. Korea unlikely

  • Trump on Russia: Nobody really knows for sure

  • U.S., China grow further apart

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s hopes for China’s help with restraining North Korea appear to have gone nowhere, with the two sides growing further apart as their approaches and con…

  • Macron attempts to bridge gap between Europe, U.S.

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — New French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to serve as a bridge between Europe and Donald Trump, seeking to influence and understand the U.S. president amid widespread confusi…

  • U.S. concerned Arab dispute may intensify

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States is increasingly concerned that a rift between Qatar and other Arab states is at an impasse and could drag on for a long time or intensify, the U.S. State Dep…

  • Paris police move 2,500 homeless migrants

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Paris police on Friday moved out 2,500 migrants who had been living rough in the north of the city, officials said, in the latest operation to ease strains caused by a human influ…

  • Spain sees spike in migrant boats from N. Africa

    MADRID/DAKAR (Reuters) — The number of migrants crossing into Spain by sea from North Africa has doubled in 2017 from last year, outpacing the Libya-Italy route as the fastest growing entry point to…

  • Moon continues urging talks with Kim Jong Un

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s new liberal president said he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North’s first intercontinental ballis…

  • Leaders braced for tough talks with Trump

    HAMBURG (Reuters) — Leaders from the world’s top economies prepared for tough talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade on Friday as a Group of 20 summit got underway in …

  • Russia blocks UNSC’s condemnation of N. Korea

  • Chinese aircraft carrier makes maiden visit to H.K.

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — China’s first aircraft carrier sailed into Hong Kong waters on Friday, its latest show of growing military might at a time of rising regional tension. Tourists and resident…

  • Protests turn violent in Hamburg; 76 police hurt

    HAMBURG (AFP-Jiji) — Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first Group of 20 summit for U.S. President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti…

  • All eyes on Trump, Putin in highly anticipated 1st meeting

    HAMBURG (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to size each other up in person for the first time on Friday in what promises to be the most highly antic…

  • No halt in medication for China’s Liu

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The brother-in-law of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has denied that doctors have halted medication for him, in a letter released by the hospital treating the Nobel Peace laureate,…

  • Singapore army goes more hi-tech / Danger in region, low birth rate spark need for automation

    A growing threat of terrorism is putting a strain on Singapore’s small and shrinking army, pushing it toward greater reliance on automation and technology, such as unmanned patrol systems to protect…

  • France pays tribute to Holocaust survivor Veil

    PARIS (Reuters) — France paid homage on Wednesday to Simone Veil, who survived the Nazi death camps and went on to make her mark in the male-dominated world of French politics by championing the le…

  • Burned police cars, unrest presage summit in hotbed for leftist protests

    HAMBURG (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump was met with thousands of protesters when he arrived at meetings in Brussels in May. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep…

  • Putin among Trump’s big challenges on trip

  • U.S. leads sanctions push on N. Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The United States led a push at the U.N. Security Council Wednesday for tougher sanctions on North Korea after its watershed test of an intercontinental ballistic missi…

  • Arab states slam Qatar but hold back on new sanctions

    CAIRO/LONDON (Reuters) — Four Arab states refrained on Wednesday from slapping further sanctions on Qatar but voiced disappointment at its “negative” response to their demands and said their boy…

  • Pro-govt militias storm Venezuela Congress

    CARACAS (AP) — Pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s i…

  • Israel, India ink several agreements

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and India signed several agreements on cooperation in the fields of technology, water and agriculture Wednesday, the second day of a landmark visit by the Indian prime minis…

  • S. Korea fires missiles in new air, sea drills

  • Xi meets Merkel, hails new phase in ties with Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Ties between China and Germany are about to enter a new phase, China’s president said, as he met the German chancellor before a G-20 summit that is expected to highlight their d…

  • Russia, Iran, Turkey fail to agree on Syria zones

    ASTANA (Reuters) — Russia, Turkey and Iran failed in talks on Wednesday to finalize an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria after Ankara raised objections, diplomats said. Russia…

  • Trump’s options limited on N. Korea

    U.S. President Donald Trump has employed tough rhetoric in response to North Korea’s missile tests, but his options appear limited in dealing with a challenge that has vexed his Oval Office predeces…

  • Juncker calls EU parliament ‘ridiculous’

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union’s executive body denounced the bloc’s parliament as “totally ridiculous” during a spat over the meager attendance at Tuesday’s plenary sessi…

  • China invites foreign experts to treat Liu

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China invited medical experts from the United States and Germany to help treat dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo for cancer, a local government announced on Wednesday, in a so…

  • Qatar shows mettle as Gulf neighbors prepare meeting

    DOHA (Reuters) — Qatar announced plans for a steep rise in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) production capacity on Tuesday that suggested it was ready for a protracted dispute with Gulf neighbors, but Do…

  • Ukraine software firm’s servers seized

    KIEV (Reuters) — Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the w…

  • S. Korea sees high possibility of 6th N-test

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s defense minister said on Wednesday he sees a high possibility of North Korea conducting a sixth nuclear test in the wake of the North’s first test-launch of an i…

  • India leader kicks off historic visit to Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday kicked off a high-profile visit to Israel aimed at celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthening his country’s …

  • Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

    HANOI (AFP-Jiji) — Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a cit…

  • N. Ireland parties fail to strike power-sharing deal

    BELFAST/LONDON (Reuters) — The leaders of Northern Ireland’s two main political parties said on Tuesday talks on a new power-sharing executive in the British province had broken down and no agree…

  • China, Russia say U.S., South Korea should refrain from military drills

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and China on Tuesday proposed a plan for defusing tensions over North Korea, suggesting that Pyongyang declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the United States…

  • ‘Missile reentry a success’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea said on Wednesday it had conducted a test of a newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile that can carry a large and heavy nuclear warhead and that the test su…

  • U.S. confirms North Korea fired ICBM as tensions rise

  • Italy, Austria escalate row over migrants

    ROME (AFP-Jiji) — Italy summoned Austria’s ambassador Tuesday after Vienna threatened to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering, as the number crossing the Mediterranean topped 100,0…

  • Bangladesh garment plant blast kills 10

    KONABARI, Bangladesh (Reuters) — A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment plant near the city of Dhaka killed 10 people and injured dozens, emergency workers said on Tuesday, the latest industri…

  • Trump may discover first impressions stick in Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia’s Vladimir …

  • Poland wants U.S. vow of protection from Russia

  • Doubts arise over severity of Chinese detainee’s condition

    BEIJING (AP) — A friend of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said Monday that he doubts the government’s claims that the ailing dissident is too sick to leave the country in part …

  • China’s netizens suffer amid web crackdown

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China’s latest maneuver in a sweeping crackdown on internet content has sent a chill through a diverse community of filmmakers, bloggers, media and educators who fear …

  • Iranians hold ‘Trumpism’ cartoon contest

    TEHRAN (AP) — Iranians have organized a “Trumpism” cartoon contest in which hundreds of participants were invited to submit artwork mocking the U.S. leader. The same organizers held a Holocaust…

  • U.S., Russia try to get talks back on track

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia worked Monday to restore a key diplomatic channel between the two clashing nations, days before President Donald Trump planned to hold his first face-…

  • Interpol president calls for unity against cyber-attacks

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Countries and law enforcement agencies must work together to counter rising threats, especially those in cyberspace, the president of Interpol told a security congress on Tuesday. …

  • Macron seeks to slash number of MPs by a third

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday promised a “profound transformation” of the country’s politics, proposing to slash by a third the number of members of parliament…

  • Pyongyang declares success of ICBM launch

  • U.S.-backed forces breach wall in Raqqa

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S.-backed forces in Syria have entered the most heavily fortified area of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, in …

  • Qatar delivers response to Gulf states’ demands

    KUWAIT CITY (AFP-Jiji) — Qatar on Monday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances. Detai…

  • Man held over Macron attack plan

    PARIS (Reuters) — A 23-year-old man describing himself as a “nationalist” has been placed under investigation over a plan to attack French President Emmanuel Macron at this year’s July 14 Bas…

  • In 4th-term bid, Merkel vows full employment by 2025

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives promised Germans more police, more homes and full employment within eight years when they presented their program on Monday for an elec…

  • Macron to lift state of mergency

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to lift a state of emergency that has been in place since 2015, but also to harden permanent security measures to fight Islamic extremism …

  • Saudi Arabia’s king orders newspaper columnist to stop piling on praise

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered an over-enthusiastic columnist to be suspended from his job after he equated him with God, Saudi media reported Sunday. Kin…

  • China aircraft carrier to open to the public in H.K.

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s first aircraft carrier and its fleet will be open to the public when they visit Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China…

  • Lee faces Parliament over family feud

    SINGAPORE (AFP-Jiji) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday rejected claims from his siblings that he abused power and engaged in nepotism as he faced Parliament over a family feud …

  • Merkel seeks sustainable growth ahead of G-20

    BERLIN (Reuters) — As anti-globalization activists took to the streets in Hamburg ahead of this week’s Group of 20 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday leaders will have to focus o…

  • Modi aims to lift curtain on close ties in Israel visit

    NEW DELHI/TEL AVIV (Reuters) — Narendra Modi begins a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister on Tuesday, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and te…

  • Suicide bomber kills 14 at camp for Iraqi displaced

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  • Macron in Mali backs antiterror force

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  • Austria’s top court backs seizure of Hitler’s birthplace

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  • Xi: U.S. ties hit by negative factors

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  • U.S. warship sails near disputed islands / China calls incursion ‘serious provocation’

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  • Powerful China rocket fails to take off

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  • FARC leader in intensive care after stroke

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  • Arab nations give Qatar 2-day deadline extension

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  • 8 wounded in shooting outside French mosque

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  • Trump tweets mock video of himself ‘beating CNN’

  • Canada celebrates 150th birthday

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  • POTUS blasts TV media again

  • Trump to call Xi, Abe as N. Korea issue looms

  • 28 hurt as gunfire erupts during Arkansas concert

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  • Obama pushes tolerance in Jakarta talk

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  • 3 car bombs explode in Damascus, 7 killed

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  • Grandi: Italy needs help with migrants

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  • World leaders bid farewell to Kohl

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  • Singapore gay pride rally draws thousands

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  • Taiwan scrambles against Chinese fleet on way to Hong Kong

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  • Philippines battles against Islamists

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  • Travel / S. Korea paths offer peaceful cycling

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  • Xi warns against crossing ‘red line’ in Hong Kong

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  • French far-right leader charged with alleged misuse of EU funds

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  • Trump revives natl space council

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  • Paul settles Beatles music rights suit

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  • WSJ to cut back print outside U.S.

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  • Blacklisted China bank cited as N. Korea conduit

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  • Trump urges firm response to N. Korea

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  • Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists

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  • U.S. travel ban takes effect, with lawyers on hand to help

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  • Mattis says NATO allies must get job done in Afghanistan

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  • May narrowly wins confidence vote

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  • Saudis deny confinement of former crown prince

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  • Trump slammed for crude tweets

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  • Busan govt to administer comfort women statue

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  • Myanmar to refuse U.N. Rohingya abuse probe

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  • Xi asserts authority in Hong Kong

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  • Iraq declares end of ‘caliphate’ after capture of Mosul mosque

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  • Russian defense ministry calls new U.K. warship ‘a convenient target’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — The Russian military mocked Britain’s new aircraft carrier on Thursday, saying the HMS Queen Elizabeth presented “a large convenient target” and would be wise to keep its di…

  • U.S. blacklists China bank over N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased s…

  • Vietnamese blogger gets 10 yrs for defamation

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  • Nobel laureate Liu to be kept in China

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  • EU urges Italy to discuss migrant boat shutout

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The EU urged Italy on Thursday to allow more time to discuss its threat to suddenly stop vessels from other countries disembarking migrants in Italian ports, after rescuing the…

  • Driver held after ramming barriers at Paris mosque

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  • U.S. to sell $1.42 bil. in arms to Taiwan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the pres…

  • India business braces for disruption amid big reform

  • U.S. sets new criteria for travel ban

  • U.N. agrees on $7.3 bil. peacekeeping budget

  • Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sexual offenses

  • Xi faces protests in handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

  • China gives Philippines arms to drive back Islamists

  • Czech law to allow civilians to shoot during terror attacks

  • North Korea threatens to kill South’s ex-president

  • Firms, govts assess damage from global cyber-attack

  • Lavrov: Trump, Putin to meet at G-20

  • Trump accepts Macron invitation to Bastille Day parade

  • Moon vows unity with U.S. on North

  • NATO defense spending to rise 4.3% in 2017

  • Cyprus peace talks open in Swiss Alps

  • U.S. fears Moscow could step up support for North Korea

  • Senate GOP shelves health care bill

  • Trump revels in CNN’s 3 ‘fake news’ resignations

  • China launches new naval destroyer

  • Dali’s ‘daughter’ says she wants her identity

  • New U.S. envoy to China says treat Liu elsewhere

  • Cyber-attack sweeps world

  • Colombian rebels relinquish last weapons

  • Experts warn of travel ban confusion

  • Mongolia to hold presidential runoff in July

  • U.S. to rank China among worst for trafficking

  • Brazil president accused of graft

  • U.S. Supreme Court partly restores Trump’s travel ban

  • Trump urges Modi to ease trade barriers

  • U.S. warship stayed on collision course ‘despite warning’

  • May teams up with fundamentalist ally

  • China’s treatment of activist raises fears for other detainees

  • Philippines: Duterte ‘alive and well’

  • May strikes $1.3 bil. deal with N. Irish party to prop up govt

  • Ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker blasts liberals

  • Gloves come off in German election race

  • Queen set for income hike to fund refurb

  • U.S. warns Assad against chemical attack

  • Mosul battle ‘to end in days’ as Iraqi troops advance

  • Yellowstone grizzly bear protections to be lifted

  • New antibiotic proves effective against drug-resistant bacteria

  • U.K. forest to test tree absorption

  • Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals

  • Mosul celebrates Eid free of ISIL

  • Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from health care overhaul

  • SPD seeks German election rebound

  • Jailed Chinese Nobel winner given parole, hospitalized

  • 9 dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

  • Oil truck blast kills 132 in Pakistan

  • Xinhua: Xi to visit Hong Kong from Thursday

  • Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

  • 2 decades after handover, youths’ love for China scant

  • U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers list

  • Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid holiday

  • Modi heads to D.C. for ‘no frills’ Trump meet

  • ‘Determined’ cyber-attack strikes British Parliament

  • Journalists in Pakistan under fire from many sides

  • After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

  • Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

  • Saudi police: Suicide bomber targeting Mecca injures six

  • Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger

  • Peru hints at pardon for Fujimori

  • Landslide buries village in China; 141 people missing

  • Report: CIA was aware of Putin cyber-attack in Aug.

  • Racing for 2024

  • Thousands of Londoners told to evacuate over fire fears

  • Cholera cases could jump to 300,000 in Yemen

  • Leaders slam May’s EU citizens plan

  • Trump’s new idea — a ‘solar wall’ on Mexican border

  • Russian opposition head ‘ineligible’ for election

  • Arab states issue Qatar demands to end crisis

  • U.S. expected to approve sale of unarmed drones to India

  • 600 tower blocks in Britain being tested for flammable cladding

  • U.S. reassures Turkey over arms given to Kurds

  • Venezuelan soldier shoots protester dead at airbase

  • Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill

  • Germany ‘spied on White House’

  • Yemen Al-Qaida leader killed in U.S. airstrike

  • EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions

  • U.S. intelligence chiefs ‘didn’t feel pressured’ by Trump, CNN reports

  • Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills 29

  • Park’s friend gets 3-yr prison sentence

  • Protests as France outlines tough new antiterrorism law

  • May: EU citizens currently in U.K. can stay after Brexit

  • Moon observes test of new S. Korean missile

  • Trump: No tapes of talks with Comey

  • India’s no-meat, no-lust advice for pregnant women ridiculed

  • North Korea conducts rocket engine test, U.S. official says

  • European leaders agree to boost military cooperation

  • U.N.: World population to hit 11.2 bil. in 2100

  • In Queen’s Speech, May vows to build consensus on Brexit

  • German teenager probed over shooting toy gun at Thai king

  • Australia lifts airstrike halt in Syria

  • Kushner makes push to revive Middle East peace negotiations

  • ISIL blows up Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’

  • Trump, new Saudi crown prince discuss Qatar row

  • U.S. presses China to rein in N. Korea

  • Officer stabbed at Michigan airport in ‘act of terrorism’

  • Macron reshuffles Cabinet after key allies step down

  • Trump: China tried but failed to help on N. Korea

  • Seoul says North Korean drone a grave provocation

  • Saudi king names son crown prince

  • U.N. chief: U.S. will be replaced if it disengages from world

  • Joy as hungry camels reunited with owners

  • Trove of Nazi artifacts uncovered in Argentina

  • Brussels bomber shot dead

  • U.S. questions Saudi, Gulf motives for Qatar boycott

  • GOP’s Handel wins costly Georgia race

  • Trump meets Poroshenko as U.S. boosts Russia sanctions

  • French FM courts Russia with eye on Syria war

  • Champs Elysees attacker was ISIL loyalist

  • Supersonic U.S. bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

  • N. Korea envoy rejects U.N. remarks

  • Warmbier family reject autopsy

  • Serbia set for 1st gay PM, or new election

  • U.K. Muslims targeted after attacks

  • Congo Rep. to withdraw peacekeepers over abuse

  • Israel further reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

  • Macron to reshuffle govt after election win

  • U.N. agency claims 126 migrants died at sea

  • R.P. launches offensive in Marawi City

  • China urged to play role against terror

  • U.S. role widens in Syrian civil war

  • Britain 1st to concede as Brexit talks begin

  • U.S. student freed by N. Korea dies

  • London terror attack suspect named

  • Qatar refuses to negotiate unless ‘blockade’ is lifted

  • 8 guards killed at U.S. Bagram base

  • Car rams police van in Paris; attacker dead

  • Tropical peat forests risk turning into carbon emitters

  • Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

  • Kang may be negative on comfort women deal

  • Macron party marches to clear majority

  • Threat in S.E. Asia raises alarm in U.S.

  • Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

  • BRICS meeting highlights climate change, trade

  • Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

  • Van rams worshippers outside London mosque

  • U.N. says up to 65.6 million displaced globally

  • Britain, EU start Brexit negotiations

  • Banned materials suspected in London fire

  • Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal

  • U.S. warplane downs Syrian jet

  • Canoe returns to Hawaii after round-the-world voyage

  • Iraqi forces storm ISIL-held Mosul

  • N. Korea claims U.S. officials seized diplomatic package at JFK airport

  • 2 killed as gunmen attack Mali’s capital

  • S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new N-reactors

  • Macron focused on 3 major reforms

  • China, Russia to launch military drill in Sea of Japan

  • Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

  • Macron party landslide expected in French vote

  • Putin cautious of more U.S. sanctions

  • Bomb attack kills 3, wounds 9 at upscale Colombia mall

  • China turns up legal pressure on exiled Guo

  • 58 feared dead from fire in London tower block

  • Britain to extend parliament to tackle Brexit

  • Taliban attack at Afghan police station kills 5

  • Egypt court recommends death penalty for 30

  • Syrian Army declares 48-hour city ceasefire

  • Putin: Kohl molded his worldview

  • Facebook deploys AI to help fight terrorism

  • Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer

  • Anger erupts over possible flaws at burned London tower

  • U.S. president owes lenders at least $315 mil.

  • Trump acknowledges he’s under investigation

  • Obituary / John Avildsen / Director

  • Hibakusha submit signatures for nuke ban

  • Queen Elizabeth says Britain deeply somber but steadfast

  • Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

  • Kohl, a pioneer of the united European vision

  • Kohl, key to reunited Germany, dies at 87

  • China ‘exporting less oil to N. Korea’

  • U.S., China set to meet for talks on North Korea

  • Serbia names gay woman as PM

  • May orders probe into Grenfell fire

  • China launches 1st X-ray space telescope

  • Qatar: Fighter deal reflects U.S. support

  • U.S. to send 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

  • Brexit talks to begin on schedule

  • Germany, Austria slam latest U.S. sanctions against Russia

  • Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has brain damage

  • Russia: We may have killed ISIL leader Baghdadi

  • Trump to curb Cuba travel, trade

  • Yoko Ono to be credited on ‘Imagine’

  • Analysis / For one fleeting moment, Washington embraces unity

  • Dylan accused of lifting passages of Nobel lecture from study guide

  • Ireland elects 1st gay premier

  • 196 Democrats sue Trump over foreign state payments

  • U.S., Qatar seal F-15 fighter deal

  • May faces pressure to soften stance on Brexit strategy

  • Australian leader mocks Trump over ‘Russian guy’

  • K-Pop boycott of U.S. troops concert called ‘regrettable’

  • Egypt parliament approves transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

  • Singapore rocked by open feud in Lee family

  • EU opens migration case against 3 member states

  • U.S. weighs restricting Chinese investment in artificial intelligence

  • London tower lacked fire barriers / Death toll rises to 12 in fatal apartment fire

  • Can Russia protests lead to genuine movement?

  • Einstein letters on Israel, Red Scare go to auction

  • Tillerson cautions against steps that cut off Russia

  • U.S. lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war

  • High-level U.S. visit leads N. Korea to free student

  • U.S. blames N. Korea for hacking spree, indicates more attacks likely

  • Thailand to buy China armored carriers

  • Sessions: Russia link claims a detestable lie

  • Deadly fire engulfs high-rise in London

  • Macron tells May EU door remains open to Britain

  • Taiwan’s Central American allies coy on Panama’s Beijing switch

  • EU summit statement to back closer defense ties

  • Erdogan decries Qatar isolation as a ‘death penalty’

  • Suspected N. Korea drone spied on THAAD

  • Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

  • Macron meets May for talks in Paris

  • N. Korea sanctions-skirting could be defeated by targeting Chinese firms

  • Trump facing lawsuit over business empire

  • Magnitude-6.3 earthquake rocks Aegean region

  • Putin critic jailed as anti-govt protesters take to streets

  • Panama shifts diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China

  • Mattis: N. Korea urgent threat

  • EU ships approved to seize arms off Libya

  • Modi, Trump to hold 1st talks

  • Khamenei blames U.S. for creation of ISIL

  • British government to delay Queen’s speech

  • Montana congressman-elect gets community service for assault

  • Another U.S. court refuses to revive travel ban

  • G-7 ministers vow to commit to Paris accord without U.S.

  • Sessions to testify in open Senate hearing

  • Lessons in loyalty for North Korea kids’ day

  • Moon shocked over ‘hidden’ extra THAAD deployments

  • S. Korea fires warning shots at North balloons

  • Possible link to North Korea emerges after cyber-attack

  • N. Korean artist swaps propaganda for satire

  • Spicer: Latest detention by North Korea concerning

  • Seoul finds Trump ‘smart cookie’ talk hard to digest

  • N. Korea’s nukes may be for taking over ROK, U.S. says

  • Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire

    SEOUL (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a…

  • Sad state of N. Korea’s ATMs points to China’s sanctions

  • American reportedly held in N. Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. The man,…

  • China defends its trucks being at N. Korea parade

  • New images show volleyball game at nuclear test site

  • Tensions are soaring, but Pyongyang barely notices

  • N. Korea launch used new system

  • Australia says China ‘must use leverage’

  • Trump aide: North Korea’s behavior can’t continue

  • Pence warns N. Korea of U.S. resolve, urges policy change

  • China paper to N. Korea: Halt N-plans

  • China rejects coal from North Korea

  • U.N. slams North Korea’s missile launch

  • What THAAD can do is unknown to China, experts say

  • Tillerson to chair U.N. meeting on N. Korea

  • IAEA chief warns of new phase in N. Korea threat

  • Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test

  • U.S. looking at sanctions to choke N. Korea financially

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

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea’s latest rocket-engine test showed “meaningful” progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a dangerous step toward the North’s goal of …

  • Interpol red notice for 4 N. Koreans in Kim case

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Interpol has issued a red notice, the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant, on four North Koreans wanted in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Mal…

  • Key Trump security picks OK’d

  • U.S., ROK military chiefs discuss threats

  • Pyongyang issues threat

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

  • 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…

  • Malaysia, North Korea to discuss return of Malaysians

  • North Korea allows 2 Malaysians to leave

  • 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…

  • 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’

  • UNSC slams missile launches by N. Korea

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

  • N. Korea piles pressure on Trump

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

  • Pyongyang’s Malaysia envoy on way home

  • U.S. ‘strongly condemns’ launch

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

  • NYT: Obama launched cyberwar on DPRK program

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

  • Schwarzenegger: I will not be back

  • Tillerson agrees to budget cut

  • 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…

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • 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 …

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

  • S. Korea suggests U.N. suspend North

  • 2 charged with Kim’s murder

  • Trump heralds ‘new chapter of greatness’

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

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  • DPRK envoy raps probe

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  • 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

  • Britain’s Speaker does not want Trump in Parliament

  • Merkel wants common ground with Trump

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

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  • 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

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

  • Analysis / PEOTUS team at odds on China policy

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  • Concert to include Toby Keith

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  • 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

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

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