Kushner loses access to top intelligence briefing

  • Kushner loses access to top intelligence briefing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost access to the most valued U.S. intelligence report, the President’s Daily Brief, as the…

  • Macedonians protest name change

    SKOPJE (AFP-Jiji) — Several thousand Macedonians took to the streets in capital Skopje on Tuesday to protest against a possible change of their country’s name, as required by Greece to end a long…

  • Truce plan fails to halt bombing of Ghouta

    BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) — A Russian call for a five-hour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war, where residents said government warplanes resumed s…

  • Church of Holy Sepulchre to reopen doors after protest

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, will reopen its doors after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan a…

  • Czech court releases Syrian Kurd politician, drawing ire of Turkey

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech court ordered the release of a Syrian Kurdish politician on Tuesday, angering Turkey, which had requested his extradition. Salih Muslim, former co-chair of the Democratic Uni…

  • U.S. lawmakers mull boosting Israel defense aid

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. senators who just returned from a trip to Israel called on Tuesday for an increase in the $38 billion in military aid the United States is currently providing Israel, si…

  • EU: Time running out for Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — EU negotiator Michel Barnier accused the British government on Tuesday of clinging to “illusion” while time runs out for a Brexit deal to avoid massive disruption when Brita…

  • U.S. immigrants awaiting deportation dealt blow

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync w…

  • China set to revamp top tier of diplomats

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China is expected to announce a reshuffle of its top diplomats at an annual meeting of parliament in March, aiming to deal with U.S. President Donald Trump’s growing suspicion…

  • N. Korean Paralympians to compete

    SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea plans to send athletes to compete in this month’s Paralympic Games in South Korea, following its high profile participation in the Olympic Games that wrapped up on S…

  • North Korea sent banned items to Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of U.N. sanctions — and banned ballistic m…

  • U.S.-South Korean military drills to start in early April

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a South Korean presidential securi…

  • Trump’s campaign manager tied to shady penny-stock firm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The political strategist and online guru who was named U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Tuesday has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with…

  • Macron to be Trump’s 1st state guest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has set the date for the first state visit of President Donald Trump’s administration. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will be hosting French Pres…

  • Much in balance as U.S., S. Arabia open N-talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is opening talks with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement that’s inextricably linked to an Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran….

  • S. Korean prosecutors seek 30 yrs for ex-President Park

    SEOUL (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case …

  • U.S. top court declines to decide fate of ‘Dreamers’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in…

  • Merkel wins party nod to renew coalition

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Monday approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), bringing closer a fourth term for her as well as an end to p…

  • Saudi Arabia reshuffles top military, deputy minister roles

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reshuffled some of the kingdom’s top military officers and several deputy ministers on Monday in a broad shakeup seen as elevating younger officials …

  • Congress not so sure of taking on NRA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday he’s willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren’t so sure. Th…

  • Police suspect Slovak journalist murdered for investigative work

    PRAGUE (Reuters) — A Slovak journalist shot dead with his girlfriend was probably targeted for his investigative work, police said on Monday, a case that has shocked the small central European coun…

  • New Zealand PM Ardern creates disarmament cabinet post

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) — New Zealand’s prime minister on Tuesday used her first major foreign policy address to announce she is establishing a ministerial position for disarmament amid tensions in t…

  • Rights group alleges China using big data for repression

    BEIJING (AP) — Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China’s most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens’ personal information in a stark example of h…

  • Trump sees N. Korea talks under ‘right conditions’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday responded to an overture from North Korea for talks with the United States, saying that will happen only “under the right conditions.” …

  • Russia orders ‘humanitarian pause’ in Syrian enclave

    BEIRUT (AP) — As a U.N. ceasefire failed to take hold in Syria, Russia on Monday ordered a daily “humanitarian pause” to allow civilians to evacuate an embattled rebel-held enclave near Damascus…

  • Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Iran

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution on Monday that took aim at Iran over a report by U.N. experts that said the country violated an arms embargo by failing to prev…

  • More than 30 said dead in PNG quake

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as details of “extensive” d…

  • Conservative politician to take over as Australia’s new deputy PM

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — A conservative rural politician who once expressed strong anti-gay views was Monday chosen to replace scandal-plagued Barnaby Joyce as Australia’s deputy prime minister after …

  • EU: 2025 entry possible for all Balkan states

    TIRANA (Reuters) — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told Western Balkan countries on Sunday to see 2025 as the date when any of them could join the European Union provided they worked …

  • Jordan PM reshuffles Cabinet over economy

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki reshuffled his Cabinet on Sunday and appointed the king’s chief of staff as his special deputy for economic affairs in an apparent bid to so…

  • Iraqi court sentences 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to ISIL

    BAGHDAD (AFP-Jiji) — An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced to death 15 Turkish women after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, …

  • Thousands rally in Moscow for slain opposition leader

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday to commemorate murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be ousted just …

  • China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges o…

  • Students return to school where 17 were killed

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school …

  • Fla. sheriff faces more criticism over shooting

    A Florida sheriff came under mounting criticism on Sunday for his deputies’ response to this month’s deadly high school shooting and potential warning signs as dozens of state lawmakers called fo…

  • M7.5 quake in PNG halts gas, oil operations

    WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) — At least one company began evacuating nonessential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s energy-rich interior on Monday, caus…

  • White House says it will wait and see

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Sunday it would wait and see whether a new overture by North Korea for talks with the United States means it is serious about disarming, a step U.S. President…

  • In S. Korea, North envoy opens door to U.S. talks

    PYEONGCHANG (AP) — A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies…

  • Holiest church closed in Israel tax dispute

    JERUSALEM (AFP-Jiji) — Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax…

  • 4 dead in Leicester blast

    LEICESTER, England (Reuters) — At least four people were killed and four more injured when a blast destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, Briti…

  • Strikes rock Syria despite ceasefire call

    DOUMA, Syria (AFP-Jiji) — Fresh regime airstrikes and heavy clashes shook rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a U.N. demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syri…

  • Cambodian ruling party claims win

    PHNOM PENH (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday’s elections for the country’s Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any …

  • Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government acknowledged Sunday that 110 girls remain missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked their town. Frustrated family members already h…

  • China blasts latest U.S. sanctions as uncooperative

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China reacted with anger on Saturday to new U.S. sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on nuclear-equipped North Korea, saying the unilateral targeting of Chinese firms and peo…

  • UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day Syria ceasefire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and …

  • DPRK delegates arrive in ROK

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A blacklisted North Korean general arrived in South Korea on Sunday for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, which was to also be attended by U.S. President Donald Trump’s daug…

  • China moves to let Xi rule indefinitelay

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presi…

  • Analysis / ‘Peace Games’ come up short of mark

    GANGNEUNG/ SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s self-styled “Peace Games” have been a sporting success, but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test — to generate the support i…

  • Thai protests call junta leader a liar

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country’s junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a …

  • Pena Nieto visit to U.S. put on hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says tentative plans for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington have been put on hold. A White House official says Trump and Mexican…

  • Merkel to give critic a cabinet job

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will promote one of the most prominent critics from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to the cabinet, handing him the post of health minis…

  • Bollywood leading lady Sridevi dies at 54

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Sridevi, Bollywood’s leading lady of the 1980s and ‘90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54. The actress was described as the first female supers…

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and s…

  • Democrat memo: GOP trying to undermine Russia probes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department h…

  • Manafort indictment puts focus on ex-leaders

  • 2 rescued during Korean War by U.S. vessel work as Pyeongchang Games volunteers

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks t…

  • China exports hardly any fuel to N. Korea in Jan.

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China exported barely any fuel to North Korea in January, data showed on Saturday, deepening months-long cuts in trade with its isolated neighbor amid growing tensions over Pyon…

  • U.S. plans high-seas crackdown on N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan …

  • Tusk: U.K.’s Brexit plans ‘based on pure illusion’

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wishes for Britain’s post-Brexit ties with the European Union this week after winning support from key ministers, although E…

  • Support for Catalan secession plunges

    MADRID (AFP-Jiji) — Support for Catalan independence plummeted in January to the lowest level in four years in the wealthy northwestern Spanish region that is home to some 7.5 million people, a sur…

  • Ex-aide to cooperate in U.S. election probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to c…

  • Washington ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S….

  • U.S. tightens sanctions on North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with th…

  • New strikes hit Syria enclave

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Airstrikes and rocket fire hit the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta for a seventh straight day on Saturday after the United Nations again delayed a vote on a ceasefire. T…

  • Rohingya villages reportedly bulldozed

    YANGON (AFP-Jiji) — Satellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, condemning the gove…

  • More firms end ties with NRA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and …

  • Nigeria govt says girls still missing

    DAPCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) — The governor of Nigeria’s Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued …

  • Trump defies NRA, says raise age for buying assault rifles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, U.S. President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid Ame…

  • Trudeau rapped over Sikh extremist invite

    OTTAWA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) — Canadian and Indian officials scrambled on Thursday to explain how a convicted Sikh extremist was invited to a New Delhi reception for Justin Trudeau, the latest misste…

  • U.S. envoy in Venezuela under fire

    CARACAS (AP) — The head of Venezuela’s government-controlled assembly on Thursday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas of promoting a coup and threatened to take “corresponding diplomatic m…

  • Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is apologizing to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit. A spokeswoman for th…

  • Trump to announce sanctions against N. Korea

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile program, as Sou…

  • Trump-linked cohorts hit with new charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign …

  • Russia blocks UNSC bid for ceasefire in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — After two weeks of negotiations, Russia on Thursday told the U.N. Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, dimming hopes of inte…

  • S. Korea approves visit by sanctioned N. Korean official

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympics visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of pea…

  • 400 kgs of cocaine found at Russian Embassy in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentine police officer were among those arrested in connection with the seizure of a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy i…

  • Australia’s deputy PM to resign

    SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia’s deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict…

  • Venezuelan opposition to boycott early vote

    CARACAS (AFP-Jiji) — Venezuela’s opposition announced Wednesday it would not participate in April 22 presidential elections without guarantees that it would be free and fair. It said doing so wou…

  • Britain appoints first female ‘Black Rod’

    LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Sarah Clarke, the former director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, on Tuesday became the first woman to hold the post of “Black Rod” in British Parliament. Clarke was …

  • Syrians in Ghouta ‘waiting to die’

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government …

  • U.N. vote expected on 30-day ceasefire in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day ceasefire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in …

  • Netanyahu confidant turns state witness

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered pri…

  • DPRK general plans to attend Pyeongchang closing event

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A top North Korean general will be at the closing ceremony of the South’s Winter Olympics this weekend, Seoul said Thursday — an event that U.S. President Donald Trump’s da…

  • Moon says ties with U.S. rock-solid

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae In said relations with the United States are “rock-solid” and “as strong and robust as ever” in a media interview, as his administration ge…

  • South Korea splurges on Kim Jong Un’s sister

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Win…

  • Trump suggests arming teachers to survivors of latest shooting

    WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) — Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, …

  • ‘America’s Pastor’ Billy Graham dies

    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely …

  • Sharif banned from leading own party

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political …

  • Britain makes improved devolved powers offer

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) — Britain’s government has made a “considerable offer” to ensure all devolved powers transfer back to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after Brexit, it said on Thursday…

  • Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former campaign aides of U.S. President Donald Trump to cooperate in his probe into possible collusi…

  • Pence was set to meet North Korean officials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government c…

  • Stylish Queen Elizabeth makes 1st Fashion Week visit

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week. The monarch squeezed in th…

  • Macron proposes tighter asylum rules in major test of parliamentary majority

    PARIS (Reuters) — Emmanuel Macron’s government will on Wednesday propose toughening France’s immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will te…

  • At least 250 killed as Syria’s Ghouta pounded

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed a…

  • Greek carnival celebrations energized by flour power

  • Florida survivors, lawmakers at odds

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly …

  • Swedish racist ‘laser man’ faces Germany murder verdict

    FRANKFURT (AFP-Jiji) — A German court is on Wednesday due to sentence a Swedish convicted killer — dubbed “the laser man” for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants — for the murde…

  • Canada’s Trudeau downplays talk of snub by India

    MUMBAI (Reuters) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on…

  • Palestinian leader Abbas says U.S. can’t lead peace efforts

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the…

  • Fresh corruption cases ensnare Netanyahu aides

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu’s wife, the latest corruption in…

  • New U.K. party seeks to overturn Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) — A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing lawmakers to block any European Union w…

  • Fujimori to be tried again

    LIMA (AFP-Jiji) — A Peruvian court ordered former President Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon fo…

  • Mozambique dump collapse kills 17

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more…

  • Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from…

  • 94 dead as Syrian govt forces lay siege to eastern Ghouta

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday. …

  • Russian former ‘trolls’ trust U.S. indictment

    ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersbu…

  • Key underwater archaeological site in Mexico threatened by pollution

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important und…

  • Progress seen at N. Korean experimental nuclear site

  • U.S. probes Latvia banking sector over N. Korea activity

    RIGA (Reuters) — Latvia’s ABLV Bank sought emergency support on Monday after U.S. officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions while the country’s central bank chief faced bribe…

  • U.S.-S. Korea drill plan to be announced by April

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday. Seoul and Washington had…

  • Trump backs limited boost to gun checks

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while st…

  • Duterte plays down Chinese military facilities in S. China Sea

    MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were bu…

  • Melting poles hastening sea level rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans, on a…

  • Poland seeks dialogue with Israel on ‘difficult history’

    WARSAW (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such “exceptionally terrifying” crimes fro…

  • Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

    LONDON (Reuters) — Oxfam’s country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into al…

  • Mexican politicians blast Trump wall ahead of election

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Two Mexican opposition candidates on Sunday vowed to take a tougher line against U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall, at events where they were selected by their part…

  • Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

    MUNICH (Reuters) — Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring grou…

  • Another Afghan provincial governor defies President Ghani’s order to step down

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) — A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the …

  • Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes

    LONDON (Reuters) — “Cheddar Man,” Britain’s oldest, nearly complete human skeleton, had dark skin, blue eyes and dark curly hair when he lived in what is now southwest England 10,000 years ago, …

  • EU studying members’ breaching of pollution rules

    BRUSSELS, (Reuters) — The European Commission will decide next month whether to take legal action against nine member states for breaching EU air pollution rules after they submitted plans to addre…

  • Hungarian PM calls for global alliance against migration

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) — Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which…

  • Russia emerges as central player in global diplomacy

    MUNICH (Reuters) — European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia’s covert campaign to …

  • U.S. wants Europe to improve Iran deal

    WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) — The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return fo…

  • Media crackdown continues under Suu Kyi

    BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung…

  • 5 killed in ISIL attack on church in Russia’s Dagestan

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies repor…

  • Kurds strike deal with Syrian Army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish offic…

  • Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran’s ‘empire’

    MUNICH (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought th…

  • McMaster says definitive proof of Russia plot

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement…

  • Pope revives sex abuse commission amid skepticism

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for…

  • 4 Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated fo…

  • Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for saying Jews were perpetrators in WW II

    WARSAW (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War II as well as Poles and others, just weeks a…

  • South Korea joins U.S., Thailand in landing drill

    SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia’s largest multinational milit…

  • Iranian commercial plane crashes; killing 66 on board

    TEHRAN (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin…

  • Angry, grieving Floridians take gun protest to streets

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-contro…

  • Trump raps FBI for failing to act on Florida tip

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday night, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the susp…

  • German FM slams ‘America First’

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  • EU imposes new sanctions on N. Korea

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  • Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

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  • North Korean soldier defects to South via DMZ

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  • Trump judicial nominee drops out after hearing

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  • Pyongyang ‘may now seek talks’

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  • Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

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  • U.N. envoy: N. Korea wants to prevent war

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  • Study: North Korea threats spark S. Korean arms sales

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  • Women demand misconduct probe of Trump by Congress

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  • Trump tweet suggests he was aware of Flynn perjury

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  • FBI agent removed from probe

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  • Trump appointment roils finance agency

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  • Chinese envoy wraps up trip to North Korea

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  • Bushes criticize Trump in new book

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  • U.S. sought speed in pursuit of latest N. Korea sanctions

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