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  • Al-Qaida suspect to be tried on U.S. soil

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite U.S. President …

  • Sessions ‘discussed campaign’ with Russia

    Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidenti…

  • Preservation of records from Trump Jr.-Russia meet sought

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) — The special counsel investigating possible collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any …

  • Qatar’s ruler is ‘willing to talk’ to solve Arab rift

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resoluti…

  • Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion’s cub

    JOHANNESBURG (AFP-Jiji) — A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride confirmed Friday. Xanda, a …

  • Britain’s Prince George celebrates 4th birthday

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate released a new official portrait of their son George on Friday to celebrate the young prince’s upcoming fourth birthday. George, …

  • EU mulls restrictions on North Korean workers

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering a plan to restrict North Korean workers from entering the bloc as part of efforts to strengthen sanctions on North Korea, which is continuing with its nu…

  • 6 killed as tensions turn violent in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were killed in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis died in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement as tensions turned into violence over the Holy …

  • U.S. Navy commissions 1st Ford-class carrier

    The U.S. Defense Department said the Navy will commission its first “Ford-class” aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Saturday at its base in Norfolk, Virginia — three years behind sche…

  • U.S. to place ban on travel to N. Korea

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) — The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of “long-term detention” in the country, where a U.S. student…

  • U.N. warns of food shortages amid persistent drought

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought in more than 15 years, the United Nations said, calling for urgent food imports to stop children …

  • North Korea’s 2016 GDP growth surged 3.9%

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea’s economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea’s central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aime…

  • Spicer quits as White House spokesman

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy la…

  • U.S. presses Myanmar to end Pyongyang military ties

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Myanmar’s military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a comp…

  • Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience…

  • Jerusalem on alert as tensions rise over access to holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy…

  • EU calls for ‘clarity’ from U.K. over Brexit

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The EU’s Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with “fundamental” diffe…

  • U.S. puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The United States is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won’t insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s immediate ouster, President Donald Trump’s ho…

  • U.N. sanctions 8 linked to ISIL, Al-Qaida groups

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extr…

  • Venezuela strike descends into violence

    CARACAS (AP) — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuela’s capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men …

  • Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he’s staying on

  • Saudi king overhauls security services after royal shake-up

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counterterrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after th…

  • Kuwait expels Iran envoys over alleged terror links

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Kuwait ordered the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador and 14 other diplomats for alleged links to a “spy and terror” cell, Iranian and Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday, wors…

  • Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for military dialogue

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continued to ignore Seoul’s proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense …

  • Inada ‘to cooperate with special probe’

  • Europe, U.S. police announce closure of ‘dark web’ markets

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge “dark web” marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and gun…

  • Exxon sues U.S. over fine for Russia deal

    WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) — Exxon Mobil Corp. sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as “unlawful” and “capricious” a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil j…

  • Earthquake hits Aegean region, killing 2

    ATHENS (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two pe…

  • Poland erupts in protests over new law

    WARSAW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Warsaw and towns across Poland on Thursday night to protest the ruling party’s drive to reorganize all levels of the judiciary, inc…

  • Amid disputes, Indonesia renames part of S. China Sea

    Indonesia has named waters in its exclusive economic zone that overlap with China’s expansive claim to the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, an assertion of sovereignty that has angered Beiji…

  • Collapse of health care could see Trump winless in 1st year

  • Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO (AP) — Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took fu…

  • Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, hi…

  • Iran ‘still top state sponsor’ of terrorism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in a new report that also noted a decline in the number of terrorist…

  • Netanyahu overheard slamming ‘crazy’ EU

    BUDAPEST (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinia…

  • French military chief quits after defense budget row

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — France’s top military chief resigned Wednesday after a war of words with Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts that tested the new president’s authority. The row between Macron an…

  • Trump’s inner circle summoned before Senate

  • Thai general guilty in mass trafficking case

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among 62 people out of a total of 103 defendants found guilty on Wednesday by a judge in Thailand’s biggest…

  • Poland put on notice by EU over judicial shake-up

    BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) — The European Union on Wednesday gave Warsaw a week to halt judicial reforms it said would put courts under direct government control, or face punishment for undermining d…

  • Trump had 2nd Putin conversation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesman Sean Sp…

  • Swiss glacier yields bodies of couple missing 75 years

    GENEVA (Reuters) — The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on Tuesday. Marcelin and Francine Dumouli…

  • S. Korea launches probe into defector’s return to North

    SEOUL (AP) — Police in South Korea’s capital on Wednesday began investigating how a North Korean woman who defected in 2014 and made South Korean TV appearances ended up back in the North. The …

  • Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine unveil plan for new state

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) — The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermin…

  • British premier calls for strength, unity amid growing rift in Cabinet

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday to show the “strength and unity” Britain needs, and to keep discussions private, blaming hostile briefings to…

  • Huntsman tapped for ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP president…

  • China blocks WhatsApp as online clampdown tightened

    BEIJING (AP) — Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by au…

  • France tops rankings for ‘soft power’

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — France has leapfrogged the United States and Britain as the world’s top so-called soft power, helped by the election of President Emmanuel Macron, a study of countries’ non-m…

  • Chinese censors can’t bear Winnie the Pooh

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — Has Winnie the Pooh done something to anger China’s censors? Some mentions of the lovable but dimwitted bear with a weakness for “hunny” have been blocked on Chinese soci…

  • U.K. royal couple visit WWII camp, Gdansk

    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland on Tuesday and then vi…

  • Moon’s N. Korea move slammed at home

    SEOUL — The proposal made Monday to North Korea by the administration of South Korean President Moon Jae In for bilateral military talks has drawn criticism within South Korea. The Moon administrat…

  • Bank account targeted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. military leader says his bank account was targeted as part of a massive government data breach and dealing with the hack was a distraction from his job. Air Force G…

  • Xi pledges commitment to Middle East peace

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China will host a symposium between Israel and the Palestinians later this year, an official said Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping vowed to “ceaselessly” contribute toward …

  • U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The United States and Iran traded tit-for-tat sanctions on Tuesday over the Islamic republic’s ballistic missile program, just hours after Washington admitted Tehran was c…

  • U.S. Republicans unveil budget plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress unveiled a fiscal 2018 budget plan as a first step to major U.S. tax reform on Tuesday, only to face the same divisions between conservatives and mode…

  • N. Korea lacks capacity for accurate U.S. strike

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy” and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance ca…

  • Trump says ‘Let Obamacare fail’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for…

  • Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on U.S. coasts: study

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — A kind of Japanese seaweed that is considered an invasive species in the United States is actually serving an important role in restoring barren and vulnerable coastlines, U.S. r…

  • On 3rd anniversary of downed MH17, relatives honor victims

    VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — The father of two siblings killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine three years ago said Monday that relatives of the 298 people killed would…

  • Qatar: Media report proves UAE role in hack that sparked crisis

    LONDON/DOHA (Reuters) — Qatar said on Monday that a U.S. media report had shown that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was involved in an alleged hack of Qatar’s state news agency in late May that he…

  • Venezuela opposition party calls national strike

    CARACAS (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrit…

  • White House: Democrats colluded with Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The White House on Monday alleged that Democrats colluded with Ukraine during the 2016 election, turning the tables on its accusers amid an all-engulfing scandal over U.S. Pr…

  • Afghan team competes after visa obstacles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their team shirts didn’t say “Afghanistan” and their name badges were handwritten, not typed, suggesting the last-minute nature of their entry into the United States. But the…

  • Chongqing party chief seeks to banish Bo legacy

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The new leader of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has demanded officials banish the “evil legacy” of its former party chief Bo Xilai, state media said on Tuesday, …

  • Rouhani’s brother briefly detained amid power struggle

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has been released on bail following his arrest on charges of financial crime, media reported. “The court ha…

  • Russia-U.S. talks end with Kremlin retaliation threat

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday Moscow reserved the right to take retaliatory measures against the United States after a meeting in Washington ended without a deal on…

  • Australia boosts military’s power to combat terrorism

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australia’s military will be given greater power to act during terror attacks, the prime minister said Monday, following a review of security forces’ responses to a spate of …

  • ‘Trumpcare’ collapses as more Republican senators reject bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation…

  • Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions: U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump backed away from a campaign promise to scrap a major nuclear security deal with Iran Tuesday, with officials announcing the agreement and related…

  • As London feuds, full Brexit negotiations get under way

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Britain’s Brexit minister pledged to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the…

  • S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea on Monday offered talks with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. It was unclear …

  • Iran blames Trump’s ‘arbitrary’ policies

  • Trump chooses special counsel for Russia probe

  • Indonesia blocks Telegram service

    JAKARTA (AFP-Jiji) — Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its “terrorism” content, the government said. The communi…

  • Australia: Release Liu’s widow

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia on Sunday called for China to lift curbs on the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody last week. His wife, Liu…

  • Thousands march in Hong Kong for Liu

    HONG KONG (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands took to the streets of central Hong Kong Saturday night holding candles as they marched in memory of pro-democracy Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Veteran activists…

  • Singapore protest urges probe of PM

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Around 400 protesters gathered at Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner on Saturday calling for an independent inquiry into whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong abused his power …

  • Hamas wants Israelis targeted after Jerusalem site attack

    GAZA CITY (AP) — Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers on Saturday called on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Hamas des…

  • U.S.-China tensions rise despite economic headway

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Three months after U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a lavish welcome for his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his Florida resort, the powers have made headway on an ambiti…

  • Erdogan vows to punish foes on botched coup anniversary / Expresses support for restoring death penalty

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Hundreds of thousands of Turks rallied to mark the anniversary of last year’s failed coup on Saturday, in an outpouring of mass support for President Tayyip Erdogan tha…

  • Obituary / Maryam Mirzakhani / Mathematician

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a U.S. hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40….

  • Bill action delayed after McCain surgery

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of health care legislation already on t…

  • Turkey sacks 7,000 public servants

    ISTANBUL (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey announced the dismissal of another 7,000 police, soldiers and officials on Friday, the eve of the anniversary of a military-led coup that failed to topple President Rece…

  • U.S. Justice Department appeals travel ban ruling to top court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge’s order directly to th…

  • Beyonce introduces newborn twins

    Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born. The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, “Sir Carte…

  • Trump: French first lady is in ‘such good shape’

    U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in “such good shape” on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government’…

  • Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump Jr.’s meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer attended a meeting with President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, the lob…

  • Trump urges Republicans to pass bill on health care

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged divided Senate Republicans to “do what is right” and pass a revised health care reform bill, after the new measure encountered…

  • U.S. probes China firm over North

    WASHINGTON — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has launched an investigation into a Chinese trading company over illicit dealings with North Korea, which continues its nuclear and mi…

  • North Korea may have made more plutonium / Thermal images show new reprocessing cycles

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Thermal images of North Korea’s main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons …

  • Macron vows to keep fighting terror 1 year after Nice attack

    NICE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed to “fight without mercy” inside and outside France to end extremist attacks like the one that killed 86 revelers on Bastille …

  • Liu’s ashes scattered after cremation

    SHENYANG, China (Reuters) — Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo’s ashes were scattered at sea on Saturday, Liu’s brother said, in a move described by a family friend…

  • Attention turns to freedom of Liu Xiaobo’s widow

    BEIJING (Reuters) — Friends of China’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody, said on Friday they were unable to contact his widow, Liu Xia, and that…

  • Nobel chief visa turned down

    OSLO (Reuters) — The leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday that the Chinese consulate in Oslo had refused to receive her visa application for t…

  • U.S. eyes new sanctions on China firms over N. Korea

  • Beijing under international pressure to free widow

    SHENYANG, China (AFP-Jiji) — China faced international calls Friday to free the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after global condemnation over the Communist regime’s refusal to grant the democ…

  • China media: Liu ‘led astray by West’

    BEIJING (AP) — As tributes rolled in Friday to mourn China’s most famous political prisoner, a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party dismissed late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiao…

  • Post-coup purge continues in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Late one night in early February, Ibrahim Kaboglu learned that he had been targeted in the sweeping crackdown that followed Turkey’s failed coup a year ago. “Sir, you are i…

  • Asia faces soaring temperatures if climate change unchecked

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of coral reefs to the Asia-Pacific unless countries …

  • Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

    DOHA (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and…

  • Videos appear to show abuses by Iraqi troops

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (I…

  • Germany, France to jointly develop new fighter jet

    PARIS (Reuters) — France and Germany unveiled plans on Thursday to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defense and security cooperation. …

  • 2 policemen shot dead near Jerusalem holy site

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Three Arab-Israeli gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday, killing two Israeli policemen, before security forces killed the attackers, police sa…

  • Liu dies of liver cancer while still in custody

    SHENYANG, China (Reuters) — Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died on Thursday after being denied permissi…

  • Trump: ‘Something could happen’ on climate accord

  • China faces backlash after Liu’s death

    SHENYANG, China (AFP-Jiji) — Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced…

  • Palestinian MP gets 6-month sentence without trial in Israel

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP-Jiji) — Prominent Palestinian politician and rights campaigner Khalida Jarrar has been ordered detained for six months without trial by Israeli authorities, a rights group s…

  • U.S. judge expands travel ban exemptions

    HONOLULU (AP) — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with…

  • Brazil’s Lula vows to run for president

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed on Thursday to appeal his conviction on corruption charges and run for president next year, calling the case against …

  • The curious case of Trump’s friend, Jim

  • 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

  • Qatar rejects Arab states’ accusations

  • Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

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

  • Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

  • U.S. attorney general visits Guantanamo Bay prison

  • Over 120 nations adopt treaty to ban N-weapons

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

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

  • U.S. proclaims NAFTA progress with Mexico

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

  • Trump on Russia: Nobody really knows for sure

  • U.S., China grow further apart

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

  • U.S. concerned Arab dispute may intensify

  • Paris police move 2,500 homeless migrants

  • Spain sees spike in migrant boats from N. Africa

  • Moon continues urging talks with Kim Jong Un

  • Leaders braced for tough talks with Trump

  • Russia blocks UNSC’s condemnation of N. Korea

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

  • Protests turn violent in Hamburg; 76 police hurt

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

  • No halt in medication for China’s Liu

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

  • France pays tribute to Holocaust survivor Veil

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

  • Putin among Trump’s big challenges on trip

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

  • Arab states slam Qatar but hold back on new sanctions

  • Pro-govt militias storm Venezuela Congress

  • Israel, India ink several agreements

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

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

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

  • 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’

  • China invites foreign experts to treat Liu

  • Qatar shows mettle as Gulf neighbors prepare meeting

  • Ukraine software firm’s servers seized

  • 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

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

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

  • 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’

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

  • Italy, Austria escalate row over migrants

  • Bangladesh garment plant blast kills 10

  • Trump may discover first impressions stick in Europe

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

  • Doubts arise over severity of Chinese detainee’s condition

  • China’s netizens suffer amid web crackdown

  • Iranians hold ‘Trumpism’ cartoon contest

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

  • Interpol president calls for unity against cyber-attacks

  • Macron seeks to slash number of MPs by a third

  • Pyongyang declares success of ICBM launch

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

  • Qatar delivers response to Gulf states’ demands

  • Man held over Macron attack plan

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

  • Macron to lift state of mergency

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

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

  • Lee faces Parliament over family feud

  • Merkel seeks sustainable growth ahead of G-20

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

  • Suicide bomber kills 14 at camp for Iraqi displaced

  • Extremists release new hostage video

  • Macron in Mali backs antiterror force

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

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

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

  • Powerful China rocket fails to take off

  • FARC leader in intensive care after stroke

  • Arab nations give Qatar 2-day deadline extension

  • 8 wounded in shooting outside French mosque

  • Trump tweets mock video of himself ‘beating CNN’

  • Canada celebrates 150th birthday

  • POTUS blasts TV media again

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

  • 28 hurt as gunfire erupts during Arkansas concert

  • Obama pushes tolerance in Jakarta talk

  • 3 car bombs explode in Damascus, 7 killed

  • Grandi: Italy needs help with migrants

  • World leaders bid farewell to Kohl

  • Singapore gay pride rally draws thousands

  • Taiwan scrambles against Chinese fleet on way to Hong Kong

  • Philippines battles against Islamists

  • Travel / S. Korea paths offer peaceful cycling

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

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

  • Trump revives natl space council

  • Paul settles Beatles music rights suit

  • WSJ to cut back print outside U.S.

  • Blacklisted China bank cited as N. Korea conduit

  • Trump urges firm response to N. Korea

  • Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists

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

  • Mattis says NATO allies must get job done in Afghanistan

  • May narrowly wins confidence vote

  • Saudis deny confinement of former crown prince

  • Trump slammed for crude tweets

  • Busan govt to administer comfort women statue

  • Myanmar to refuse U.N. Rohingya abuse probe

  • Xi asserts authority in Hong Kong

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

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

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

  • Vietnamese blogger gets 10 yrs for defamation

  • Nobel laureate Liu to be kept in China

  • EU urges Italy to discuss migrant boat shutout

  • Driver held after ramming barriers at Paris mosque

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

  • 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

  • Seoul says North Korean drone a grave provocation

  • Supersonic U.S. bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

  • N. Korea envoy rejects U.N. remarks

  • Warmbier family reject autopsy

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

  • Suspected N. Korea drone spied on THAAD

  • Mattis: N. Korea urgent threat

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

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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

  • 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

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

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