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  • U.N. panel: N. Korea evades sanctions, reaps foreign cash

  • Seoul welcomes agreement

  • Putin warns of ‘global catastrophe’ over N. Korea

  • Trump agrees ‘in principle’ to scrap ROK warhead weight limit

  • Haley: Kim begging for war

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  • S. Korea Navy holds live-fire drills

  • G-7 calls for new UNSC sanctions against N. Korea

  • Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason, espionage

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  • Taiwan premier Lin resigns

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  • China pledges $80 mil. funding

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  • Xi calls for BRICS to play a bigger role in world governance

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  • Iran tests home-grown air defense system

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  • Tehran warns off U.S. U2 spy plane, drone

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran’s air defenses have forced an approaching U.S. spy plane and a reconnaissance drone to change course near its air space over the past six months, a military official was qu…

  • Iran upholds jail terms for 3 U.S. nationals

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  • Merkel backs end to EU-Turkey talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek an end to Turkey’s membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised de…

  • Poll: Chancellor more credible

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  • Syrian Army, allies race to Deir al-Zor

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  • Trump rebukes Seoul over test

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of “appeasement” after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen…

  • Mattis warns Pyongyang threats risk massive U.S. military response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any threat from the North…

  • U.K.: Commitment to Nordic, Baltic states won’t waver

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  • South Korea simulates attack; ICBM launch plan suspected

    SEOUL (AP) — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test …

  • Obituary / John Ashbery / Poet

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  • Obituary / Walter Becker / Guitarist, bassist

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  • Cambodian paper shuts amid crackdown

  • Moscow: Closure of U.S. facilities ‘hostile act’

    MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia demanded Sunday that the United States rethink its shuttering of Moscow’s diplomatic premises, insisting that Washington bore sole responsibility for worsening ties aft…

  • Largest wildfire in L.A. forces hundreds to evacuate

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city’s history, prompting the evacuation of hun…

  • Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

    ISTANBUL (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey and Russia are inching toward an accord for the first major Turkish weapons purchase from Moscow, troubling Ankara’s allies in NATO even though the deal may not ultima…

  • Kenya president warns judiciary after nullification of election result

    NAIROBI (AP) — Kenya’s president promised Saturday to “fix” the judicial system a day after the Supreme Court nullified his re-election, and he warned the chief justice and judiciary not to i…

  • More Rohingya pour into Bangladesh; camps at full capacity

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in west…

  • U.S. takes over Russian posts in San Francisco, D.C., N.Y.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States seized control Saturday of three Russian diplomatic posts in three cities after confirming the Russians had complied with the Trump administration’s order to ge…

  • N. Korea claims success with ‘advanced hydrogen bomb’ / 6th detonation most powerful test so far

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was a successful detonation of an advanced hydrogen bomb, in a dramatic escalation of the is…

  • China ‘strongly condemns’ test

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China strongly condemned North Korea’s Sunday nuclear test, slamming Pyongyang for ignoring international condemnation of its atomic weapons program. North Korea “has ignor…

  • IAEA chief: N-program a ‘grave concern’

    VIENNA (Reuters) — The United Nations nuclear watchdog on Sunday called North Korea’s nuclear program a “grave concern” after the nation, to which the agency’s experts have no access, conduc…

  • Seoul seeks strong response to N-test

  • Trump hints at withdrawal from S. Korea FTA

    HOUSTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will discuss the fate of a five-year-old U.S.-South Korean free trade deal with his advisers next week in a move that could see h…

  • North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong earthquake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its…

  • Kenya court scraps president’s victory

    NAIROBI (Reuters) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win, citing irregularities, and ordered a new poll within 60 days, an unprecedented move in Afri…

  • China names new army, air force commanders

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China has appointed new commanders of its army and air force in a reshuffle ahead of next month’s Communist Party congress, as President Xi Jinping brings new blood into the mi…

  • Worst floods to hit South Asia in 10 years expose lack of planning for annual monsoons

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) — The most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade have killed more than 1,400 people and focused attention on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual mons…

  • Ryan calls on Trump not to end ‘Dreamers’ policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the United States i…

  • Source: Mueller has letter on ex-FBI head’s dismissal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is in possession of a letter drafted by President Donald Trump and an aide, but never sent, that lays out a rationale …

  • Report: U.S. to increase naval patrols in South China Sea

    WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — The U.S. Pacific Command plans to increase its freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea to counter excessive maritime claims by China, The Wall Street Journ…

  • U.S., S. Korea agree to revise missile treaty

    SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with South Korean President Moon Jae In to revise a joint treaty capping the development of the South’s ballistic missiles, Moon’s office sai…

  • Trump asks for $7.9 billion down payment for Harvey relief

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  • S. Korea’s exports surpass expectations

  • Mattis in accord with Trump over North Korea

  • U.N. watchdog won’t inspect Iran sites despite U.S. pressure

    VIENNA (Reuters) — The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, insp…

  • China sets Oct. 18 for key Communist Party congress

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s ruling Communist Party will hold a once-every-five-years congress starting on Oct. 18, state media said Thursday, at which President Xi Jinping will look to further sta…

  • U.S. orders Russian consulate to close in tit-for-tat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the United States abruptly ordered Russia on Thursday to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York, int…

  • U.S. awards contracts for prototypes of border wall

  • Vietnam protests Chinese sea drills

    HANOI (Reuters) — Vietnam on Thursday opposed what it said was a Chinese announcement of military exercises in the disputed South China Sea, amid rising tension between the neighboring countries. …

  • EU’s Barnier: No ‘decisive progress’ in 3rd round of Brexit negotiations

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Thursday that the European Union and Britain had made no substantial breakthroughs in talks this week, with the key financial …

  • Russian-American gave secret testimony over Trump Tower meeting

  • Girl, 3, found clinging to her drowned mom

    DALLAS (AP) — A shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in southeast Texas was likely saved by her mom’s effort to carry her child to sa…

  • Harvey’s second coming wreaks more havoc in Texas, Louisiana

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A weaker Harvey replicated its devastating roll Wednesday, returning to shore with a deluge of rain that inundated homes and highways and left police and government officials st…

  • U.S. admits many more troops are in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — About 11,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated. The announcement by Pentagon officials at a…

  • Macron unveils ‘mother of all reforms’

    PARIS (Reuters) — The French government was to unveil on Thursday a highly anticipated labor reform plan seen at home and abroad as a crucial test of new President Emmanuel Macron’s reform mettle….

  • British princes mark Diana’s death

    LONDON (Reuters) — Princes William and Harry paid a quiet tribute to their mother Princess Diana on Wednesday, a day before the 20th anniversary of her death that has reignited interest in one of t…

  • Muslims embark on annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca

    ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the annual Hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday, donning traditional white garments and heading to a tent camp outside the holy city o…

  • Trump pushes tax overhaul

  • ‘No sign’ of imminent DPRK N-test

    WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site does not support media reports on intelligence-sourced claims that another underground nuclear …

  • Taliban chief strikes moderate holiday tone

    KABUL (AP) — The leader of the Afghan Taliban said Wednesday his movement poses no threat to minorities or other countries, and that it will bring peace and economic development to the country if f…

  • Hezbollah-brokered ISIL deal blocked by U.S.-led airstrike

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — U.S.-led warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants and their families from reaching territory the group holds in eastern Syr…

  • Diana’s death forced British royals to overhaul image

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Public anger at the monarchy following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales marked a turning point for the royal family, forcing a revolution in its communications machine that…

  • China, India rivalry looms over BRICS talks

    BEIJING (AP) — China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit …

  • Lebanese deal on ISIL evacuation angers many

    BEIRUT (AP) — Buses carrying hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants and their families arrived in eastern Syria on Tuesday following a negotiated evacuation from the Leba…

  • Peru opposition leader Fujimori probed over graft

    LIMA (Reuters) — The Peruvian attorney general’s office has opened a criminal probe into opposition leader Keiko Fujimori for allegedly laundering money for scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odeb…

  • First lady’s fashion stirs controversy

  • Missile intercepts by U.S. considered

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee o…

  • China working with U.N.

    BEIJING (AFP-Jiji) — China is working with other members of the United Nations Security Council on a response to North Korea’s missile launch over Japan, the Chinese foreign minister said Wednesd…

  • Venezuelan assembly demands probe and trial of ‘traitors’

    CARACAS (AP) — The all-powerful constitutional assembly passed a decree Tuesday ordering authorities to investigate and try Venezuelans believed responsible for supporting new U.S. economic sanctio…

  • U.S. officials say missile likely be Hwasong-12

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The missile North Korea fired early on Tuesday was likely an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) and further analysis was underway to determine whether it was a succe…

  • U.N. condemns ‘outrageous’ North Korea missile launch

  • Juncker blasts Britain for unanswered Brexit questions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker blasted Britain’s failure to answer “huge numbers of questions” on its Brexit plans as negotiators held a new round of talks on Tue…

  • Cha to be named as Seoul envoy

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  • Trump surveys devastated Texas as Harvey rages on

  • High-tech ‘yarn’ could generate electricity

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, said a study Thursday. The materi…

  • Mars weather cloudy with chance of frosty nighttime snowstorm

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  • China: Tensions at tipping point

  • N. Korea leader Kim has 3rd child: reports

  • Flamboyant Indian guru jailed for 20 years for rape

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  • Barnier concerned over slow pace of Brexit talks

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  • N.Y. watchdog set to fine Pakistan’s biggest bank over dubious practices

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) said it is seeking to fine Habib Bank Ltd., Pakistan’s biggest lender, up to $630 million for “grave” compliance…

  • Tillerson to abolish most special envoys

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  • Missiles a message of ‘defiance’

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    PARIS (Reuters) — Europe’s “big four” continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow…

  • Trump defends move to pardon Arpaio

  • Trump’s lawyer reveals Russia business plan

  • More dead in Houston amid fears worse is still to come

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  • Hamas chief says ties with Iran restored

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  • Pilgrims converge on Mecca prior to annual Hajj

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  • Researchers find recovery of brain lags after concussion

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  • North Korea fires projectile over Japan

    SEOUL (AP) — North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said Tuesday, an especially aggr…

  • Trump renews threat to scrap NAFTA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his threat to scrap NAFTA and ripped on trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet early on Sunday, days before the three countries wer…

  • U.K. pushes for talks about the future, EU wants divorce first

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — British officials arrive in Brussels on Monday to push the EU towards talks about their post-Brexit ties, which the bloc refuses to do without an agreement first on London’s …

  • Tillerson sidesteps defending Trump over Charlottesville

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a U.N. panel criticized the official response to racist violence — but conspicuously declined…

  • Big impact feared for Texas oil, economy

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  • Lebanon finds remains of troops suspected kidnapped by ISIL

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Lebanese authorities Sunday located the remains of eight people they believe to be soldiers kidnapped three years ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant…

  • Former Colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party

    BOGOTA (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia’s jungles, the nation’s largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention cente…

  • Pakistan postpones U.S. visit after Trump speech

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — Pakistan postponed a visit by a U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State, officials said, as small protests broke out against President Donald Trump’s accusations that Islam…

  • Labour Party backs Britain staying in EU single market

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition party announced Sunday that it backs Britain staying in the European Union’s single market and customs union during a “transition period” after Brexi…

  • Guatemala president expels U.N. anticorruption chief

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing — only to…

  • Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP-Jiji) — A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province late Sunday, an offici…

  • U.S. Secretary of State still seeks talks with N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Sunday that North Korea’s latest missile test was a “provocative act” but said he still hopes to persuade Pyongyang to c…

  • Finland police confirm identify of suspect in stabbing attack

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  • Gunfire heard near Bangladesh border as 1,000s flee Myanmar

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Myanmar’s government said it had evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Rakhine state, as thousands more Rohingya…

  • Report: Pyongyang continuing N-activities

    GENEVA — North Korea has actively continued its nuclear development programs since it conducted a nuclear test last September, maintaining operations at a nuclear reactor in Yongbyon and other facil…

  • Unwanted statues? Taiwan has the answer

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  • Rescuers pluck hundreds from Houston floodwaters

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  • India, China to end border standoff

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  • Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis

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  • Britain calls for EU ‘flexibility’ in talks

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  • China’s top anti-graft inspector under investigation for graft

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The head of the anti-graft committee for China’s Finance Ministry has been put under investigation himself for suspected graft, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption …

  • Saudi-led strike on Yemen a ‘mistake’

    RIYADH (AFP-Jiji) — The Saudi-led Arab military coalition on Saturday admitted responsibility for an airstrike the previous day in the Yemeni capital that killed 14 civilians, describing it as a “…

  • Venezuela shuts 2 radio stations, holds military exercises after threat from U.S.

    CARACAS (AP) — Authorities have shut down two radio stations that aired critical coverage of President Nicolas Maduro’s government by refusing to renew their licenses, a broadcast executive annou…

  • Opposition chief challenges Erdogan with 4-day congress

    CANAKKALE, Turkey (AFP-Jiji) — Turkey’s main opposition leader warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that the whole country has a “thirst for justice,” opening an unprecedented fo…

  • Lebanon Army declares ceasefire against ISIL

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Lebanon’s army on Sunday announced a pause in its offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group along the border with Syria to allow for neg…

  • ISIL claims Brussels knife attack

    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists on Saturday claimed the knife attack against patrolling soldiers a day before in Brussels, an assault that came just hour…

  • China promotes army general who fought Vietnam in ’79

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s military has promoted an army general who fought Vietnam in a brief border war in 1979, the Defense Ministry said, part of a broad reshuffle expected as part of this au…

  • Analysis / Trump pardon latest judicial affront

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  • Al-Shabaab senior member killed in strike

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  • Iraq recaptures ISIL stronghold

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  • North Korea fires short-range missiles / U.S. says 1 of 3 exploded immediately

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  • Brussels man shot after ‘terrorist attack;’ man injures 2 police officers in London

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  • N. Korea fires missiles; U.S. says tests fail

  • Mattis: Moscow wants to redraw borders by force

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  • H.K. pro-independence duo lose appeal over council seats

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Hong Kong’s highest court dismissed an appeal by two pro-independence lawmakers contesting their disqualification from the legislature last year on Friday, effectively rulin…

  • U.S. hospital worker claims record $758.7 million lottery jackpot

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  • Yingluck skips court; arrest warrant issued

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  • Macron optimistic on EU labor agreement on ‘posted workers’

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  • Samsung heir given 5-year prison sentence for bribery

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  • U.N. panel asks U.S. to condemn racism

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  • Iran, Saudi Arabia to exchange 1st diplomatic visits since ties cut

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  • Xi vows to work with Moon on differences

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  • Russia sends N-capable bombers near Japan, ROK

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  • U.S. Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander

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  • DPRK may have new SLBM designs

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wal…

  • Dutch police probe Spanish van after terrorist attack tip

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  • Clinton: My ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered during debate

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  • Egypt angered by U.S. aid cuts over human rights

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  • Barcelona van attackers also plotted ‘several’ bombings

    MADRID (Reuters) — An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspe…

  • Trump blames media for criticism of remarks on Virginia violence

  • Red Cross: 24 million affected by S. Asia floods

    GENEVA (AFP-Jiji) — More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday. …

  • Dozens killed in airstrikes on Syrian city of Raqqa

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  • Venezuela seeks cross-border arrest of ex-chief prosecutor

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would seek international cooperation to arrest a fired chief prosecutor who fled the country after defying him amid a dea…

  • Iraqi forces retake 1st three Tal Afar districts from ISIL

    TAL ABTA, Iraq (AFP-Jiji) — Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pent…

  • Kim starting to show respect, Trump says

  • U.S. ups pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghanistan war

  • U.S. sanctions target China, Russia firms

  • Kushner leading U.S. delegation to Middle East

  • U.S. Navy to relieve 7th Fleet commander

    WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) — The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters,…

  • Remains of sailors found

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S….

  • Mnuchin’s wife sorry over Instagram post

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin apologized on Tuesday after she posted an Instagram photo and comments that were slammed as being tone deaf and elitist. …

  • Trump vows to win seemingly unwinnable Afghanistan war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war. How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultima…

  • Texas man accused of trying to bomb Confederate statue

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who’s previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Ho…

  • Poll finds most Americans want monuments to stay

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many …

  • U.S. Navy orders global fleet to pause after crash

  • Duterte: Possibility of abuses in drug war

  • Britain pushes combined goods, services plan in Brexit talks

  • London’s Big Ben bell falls silent for repairs until 2021

  • China rights lawyer confesses in ‘subversion’ trial

  • Barcelona fugitive killed; imam confirmed dead

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / President gains 80% approval through populist policies

  • N. Korea vows response; U.S. dismisses threat

  • Taliban condemn Trump’s move

  • U.N. says N. Korea shipments to Syrian arms agency foiled

  • Solar eclipse spreads wonder across U.S.

  • U.S. to send more troops to Afghanistan / Trump renews strategy, sees no speedy exit

  • U.S. scales back Russian visa services

  • 2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy

  • Charter defines role of French president’s wife

  • Climate change alters timing of flooding in European rivers

  • Bangladesh expands wildlife sanctuary for tigers

  • Alternative cures tied to higher cancer mortality

  • Saudi carrier: No landing permit

  • Qatar World Cup stadium to be shaped like Arabian cap

  • Tech leaders urge U.N. to act over robotic weapons

  • N.Z. party leader quits in close election race

  • Hunt for Barcelona driver extended to all of Europe / 22-year-old man could have crossed border into France

  • Trudeau: Do not enter Canada ‘irregularly’

  • Khatami issues rare public call

  • Merkel slams Turkey’s use of Interpol

  • Asian Games: Pride on line for Indonesia

  • Trump eyes Afghanistan’s minerals to pay for war

  • U.S. warship, tanker collide in Singapore; 10 missing

  • U.S., South Korea start annual war games

  • Finland’s knife attack suspect named, due to appear in court

  • Deadly rocket hits near trade fair

  • Russia: Jets kill 200 ISIL fighters

  • Assad: West’s plots against me foiled

  • Chinese daily: Western publishers can go away if they don’t like rules

  • Comedy icon Jerry Lewis dies at 91

  • Evangelical leaders stand by Trump

  • Activists protest jail sentences in H.K.

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / Reconciliation with North Korea at a standstill

  • U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

  • Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors festivities

  • Australia releases guide to prevent vehicle attacks

  • Mnuchin: President doesn’t equate neo-Nazi groups with people who protest peacefully

  • Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

  • Moon Jae In / After 100 Days / President torn over comfort women issue

  • Finland intelligence agency: Stabbings likely terror act

  • German writer critical of Erdogan arrested in Spain

  • Hawking raps U.K. govt for health service crisis

  • Trump thanks ousted Bannon for his service

  • Iraq starts offensive to take back Tal Afar from ISIL

  • U.S.-S. Korea to start joint military drills / Concern over how N. Korea will respond

  • Protesters block neo-Nazi march in Berlin

  • Boston march against hate speech avoids Virginia chaos

  • Cambridge University Press complies with China request

  • Wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis found

  • Train derails in India, killing at least 23

  • State funeral for Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’

  • China snubs Universiade ceremony in Taiwan

  • Spain hunts for driver in van rampage

  • Official: N.Y. subway tiles not Confederate flag

  • Maduro-backed body usurps Venezuela congress’ authority

  • Virginia mayor: ‘statue must go’ as debate on slavery rages

  • Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan, border security strategy

  • Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow makes 1st appearance

  • U.S. Cyber Command status raised

  • Police say larger Spain attacks had been planned

  • Bannon ousted from White House

  • Landslide on Chuo Expwy injures 6

  • Undocumented minors united by soccer in face of harsh realities

  • 2 killed in Finland knife attack

  • Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

  • Republicans turn on Trump after he defends monuments

  • Forest fires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

  • Mattis: Decision on strategy for Afghanistan very near

  • Paris terror suspect to be tried in Belgium

  • Grandson of Singapore’s founding father fled over detention fears

  • Australia’s citizenship saga continues as another minister may have dual nationality

  • Focus on China puts Bannon out of step

  • Saudis reopen Qatar border for Hajj pilgrimage

  • Night of eerie silence in Barcelona

  • 13 killed, 100 injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

  • Taiwan presidential office guard attacked

  • Merkel lauds China for easing N. Korea crisis

  • Secretive retreat in full swing as Xi looks to cement power

  • Moon says N. Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a ‘red line’

  • Trump dismantles 2 business councils

  • Trump praises Kim for ‘wise’ decision to pull Guam threat

  • Pence slams supremacists but skirts president’s comments

  • 4 Baltimore Confederate statues removed overnight

  • Trump’s crisis spurs talk of top White House walkouts

  • Bannon: No military solution to N. Korea

  • China military slams ‘wrong’ U.S. moves

  • Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for disabled

  • U.K. seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

  • Tillerson: Dialogue up to Kim Jong Un

  • False alert issued in Guam

  • U.N. concludes FARC disarmament mission

  • Trump signs order to speed up infrastructure

  • Mugabe’s wife under fire over assault in South Africa

  • Falling tree kills 13 at Portugal festival

  • Trump again casts blame on both sides

  • Monsoon floods kill over 200 in South Asia

  • Obama message goes viral

  • U.S. chasing ‘ambitious’ NAFTA deal

  • Taiwan minister quits after blackout hits much of island

  • Top U.S. general vows to work through difficulties with China

  • Kiev: N. Korean missile engine type made for Russia

  • California sues White House over funds for sanctuary cities

  • U.S. slams foes, allies alike in religious freedom report

  • Activists topple Confederate statue in N. Carolina

  • Maduro orders military drills after U.S. ‘invasion’ threat

  • Hong Kong activist held for ‘misleading’ police

  • U.K. asks for interim customs deal with EU, new trade deals

  • Hungry Venezuelans walk to Colombia to find food

  • At least 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, flooding

  • Rouhani threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

  • U.S. could target North Korea textiles, oil at U.N., diplomats say

  • Mattis warns of risk of war

  • Kim: I’ll watch U.S. a little more before acting on Guam

  • Trump belatedly calls neo-Nazis, KKK criminals

  • Ukraine denies selling missile tech to Pyongyang

  • Car plows into diners near Paris, killing girl

  • Taylor Swift wins assault trial against DJ who groped her

  • Moon says war with N. Korea unthinkable

  • At least 4 shot, killed in Acapulco

  • Mahathir’s town hall marred by violence

  • Monsoon disasters kill 94 in Nepal, India

  • Pyongyang tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down risks of war

  • Analysis / Why won’t Trump strongly condemn white nationalism?

  • White House: Trump decries KKK, neo-Nazi organizations

  • India hospital chief suspended after deaths of 60 children

  • Saudi Arabia summons Twitter users as it curbs sectarianism

  • 17 killed in Burkina Faso attack

  • U.N. ‘has proof’ of war crimes

  • Nasrallah: Assad will stay on

  • Russia: Assad doubled territory under control

  • Iran conservatives tighten grip on key body

  • Iran parliament softens drug death-penalty laws

  • Iran votes to boost spending on ballistic missiles, Guard

  • Pence: Peaceful solution possible for Venezuela

  • Ex-Scots leader, key Brexiteer mock May

  • Trump touts his achievements in new ad

  • Scaramucci blasts ‘Bannon-bart nonsense’

  • U.S. govt reconsiders arming Ukraine with lethal weapons

  • Big Ben bell to fall silent for 4 years

  • Kenya opposition calls strike over poll

  • Taiwan: China carrying out military aircraft drills

  • Merkel raps auto execs in opening rally

  • Schroeder eyed for Rosneft board

  • Britain: No staying in EU via ‘back door’

  • Pressure on Kenya opposition amid protests

  • Latin America rejects Trump threat against Venezuela

  • Mexican president embraces party change allowing outsider candidates

  • Report: Russia probe leader wants words with Priebus

  • Kurds stick to independence vote despite U.S. request

  • Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

  • Reports: Yemen’s Houthis target coalition warship

  • Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters

  • Pakistani court recommends parliament review blasphemy law

  • Pyongyang still mastering delivery of nuke to U.S.

  • Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

  • 3 dead as white nationalists ignite clashes in Virginia

  • U.S. may open Section 301 probe

  • China probes social media platforms

  • Trump ‘won’t rule out military option’ against Venezuela

  • Kenyatta elected to 2nd term in presidential vote

  • Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliamentary seat

  • IOC meeting to discuss threat of North Korea

  • Contaminated egg scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

  • Guam issues emergency nuclear guidelines

  • Wheelchair could close disabled gap

  • Trump, Xi rebuke N. Korea aggression

  • N. Korea may be preparing submarine missile test

  • Lavrov urges U.S. to cool down first

  • Beyond bluster, Washington, Pyongyang in regular contact

  • Climate report confirms new highs for temperatures in ’16

  • U.S. company offers to take on risk of new MH370 search

  • Hong Kong activist claims Chinese agents attacked him

  • U.S. Navy challenges China’s claims in disputed territory

  • U.S. Senate Republican leader told to deliver or stand aside

  • McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

  • Trump: Fire and fury not tough enough

  • Beijing would block U.S., S. Korea bid to topple Kim regime, state paper says

  • Venezuela’s sanctions-hit Maduro extends a hand to U.S. president

  • Canadian freed from N. Korea heads home

  • Malaysia probes forex losses under Mahathir / Former PM: Inquiry ploy by Najib to silence his detractors

  • U.S. sanctions 8 more in Venezuela

  • S. Korea prepared to act

  • Trump: Thanks for cutting payroll, Putin

  • Huge inflatable Trump chicken takes roost outside White House

  • Lack of real-world tests raises doubts on U.S. missile defense

  • Haley to review Iran nuclear activities

  • Hearing loss of U.S. envoys in Cuba blamed on covert device

  • Trump’s old home listed on Airbnb

  • N. Korea considers plan to fire missiles toward Guam

  • Mattis: Don’t make us bring you down

  • China ‘starts’ key conclave ahead of party congress

  • Britain offered restricted EU residency rights

  • 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’

  • Guam residents feel growing concern over N. Korea threat

  • Latest Paris attack suspect shot, held

  • Trump touts nuclear arsenal

  • Deadly protests ensue after Kenya vote

  • Tillerson: Trump aims to send message to North

  • FBI searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

  • Analysis / China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over row

  • U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam

  • Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful

  • Zuma survives no-confidence vote; some ANC lawmakers join opposition

  • Macron to backpedal on creating first lady status

  • Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russia fighter jets

  • Iran president’s Cabinet choices cut Guard from Defense Ministry

  • Car rams into French soldiers

  • Iranian drone comes close to U.S. fighter jet

  • Trump warns of ‘fire and fury’

  • Chicago sues White House for sanctuary cities plan

  • Top S. Korea lawyer sorry for state abuses

  • ARF shows grave concern over DPRK

  • Strong quake hits southwest China; 13 dead, 175 hurt

  • Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea links

  • Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips, agenda stalls

  • Italy arrests volunteer firefighter for starting forest blazes

  • U.N. warns of crisis at Pacific refugee camp

  • Lebanese Army prepares to clear border area of ISIL militants

  • 9/11 victim identified 16 years after attacks

  • Kenyans vote in closely contested election

  • Venezuela factions stake claims to power

  • U.S. will talk to N. Korea ‘if it stops missile tests’

  • Sperm count seen to be declining in the West

  • Researchers hope for probiotic beer hit

  • Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in S. Asia

  • At least 11 killed at Nigeria church

  • Mauritania votes to abolish Senate

  • Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

  • France opens probe over Eiffel attack

  • Australia locates missing U.S. Osprey

  • Belgium started checks in June

  • Dutch farmers ‘powerless’ on contaminated eggs

  • China media stress limits to N. Korea sanctions

  • ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarization in S. China Sea

  • Russia ‘ready for engagement’ with U.S.

  • Tillerson: Russia issues can be settled

  • Venezuela quells attack on military base; 2 shot dead

  • Syria crimes panelist at U.N. quits in protest

  • Israel offers asylum to Iran blogger

  • Israel plans to ban Al Jazeera, joining Saudi Arabia, Jordan

  • 4 soldiers die on Iranian military base

  • 2 rebels killed on Iran’s northwest border

  • 50 killed in Afghan attack

  • Rifts in U.S. govt arise on Afghanistan

  • Pence denies report on presidential bid in 2020

  • Conway: Firing Mueller not mulled

  • No more ‘heroes’ with Turkish court uniforms

  • France has seen ‘271 jihadi militants return’

  • Kislyak: Talks with Flynn absolutely transparent

  • OSCE urges Poland to use restraint with reporter

  • ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea

  • Fast-growing Cuban cooperative says govt ordered it to shut down

  • Singapore PM’s nephew says he won’t return home to face contempt charges

  • Senior Xinjiang official fired for not fighting extremism

  • Rouhani jabs at Trump over N-deal / Iranian leader takes firm stance to kick off 2nd term

  • Venezuela assembly removes defiant chief prosecutor

  • Mercosur trade bloc suspends Caracas

  • Putin shows off spoils from Siberia fishing trip

  • Iraq secures $195 mil. Japan loan for electricity sector

  • Syrian Army takes last ISIL-held Homs town

  • U.N. hits N. Korea with new sanctions over missile tests

  • N. Korea urged to halt missile tests / Chinese foreign minister tells counterpart ‘don’t provoke intl community’

  • U.N. imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

  • Scaramucci deletes tweets

  • Kushner amends financial disclosure form 39 times

  • Iran blames Trump’s ‘arbitrary’ policies

  • 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 Korean defectors down as border tightened

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

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

  • Trump’s options limited on N. Korea

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  • 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…

  • 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…

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

  • 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

  • Pence defends use of private email

  • Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

  • Malaysia to deport N. Korean detained over murder

  • 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

  • Malaysia: Airport safe after attack

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

  • Malaysia to issue arrest warrant for DPRK diplomat

  • Malaysia: VX agent used in Kim murder

  • Tillerson dispatched to Mexico to mend ties

  • Trump ends transgender student school guidance

  • State-run news agency blames Malaysia

  • Report:North Korean diplomat supervised plot to murder Kim

  • Tillerson affirms need for strong Beijing ties

  • China missile buildings nearly ready

  • Kim suspect had mystery life in Malaysia

  • N. Korean diplomat wanted over killing

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

  • Cause of death still unclear

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

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

  • DPRK envoy raps probe

  • Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

  • 2 suspects in Kim murder claim ignorance

  • Report: Kim Jong Nam’s family under protection

  • Malaysia a key base for N. Korean agents

  • China halts North Korea coal imports

  • N. Korean arrested over Kim murder

  • China urges resuming N-talks

  • Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

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