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Russia gets a scolding from Trump adviser

Subscriber onlyMUNICH -- Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it said was a broad conspiracy to sway the 2016 election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign of "disinformation, subversion and espionage" that he said Washington would continue to expose. Continue reading...

A fight to the death in the desert

GIs in Niger were alone, outgunned

Subscriber onlyKOLLO, Niger -- Cut off from its unit, the tiny band of U.S. soldiers was outnumbered and outgunned in the deserts of Niger, fighting to stay alive under a barrage of gunfire from fighters loyal to the Islamic State group. Continue reading...

Turks accused of poison gas use

Doctors in Kurdish-held Syria cite symptoms in six civilians

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, the Syrian enclave's doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. Continue reading...

May urges haste on EU security treaty

Subscriber onlyMUNICH, Germany -- With Britain's exit from the European Union looming, Prime Minister Theresa May is a woman in a hurry. Continue reading...

3 bombers hit fish market in Nigeria; 20 people die

Subscriber onlyDAKAR, Senegal -- An attack by three suicide bombers left at least 20 people dead and more than 20 others wounded at a fish market outside the Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, officials and news reports said Saturday. Continue reading...

South Korea's Moon hopeful

He sees Olympics as step toward U.S. ‘dialogue’ with North

Subscriber onlyPYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- In a visit Saturday to the Winter Olympics host city, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the games have helped to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and he expressed hope that the rapprochement would "lead to dialogue between the United States and North Korea." Continue reading...

Military takeover not in the cards, Ethiopian defense chief assures

Subscriber onlyADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber only300 S. Koreans join drills in Thailand Continue reading...

Israel border blast injures four soldiers

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. Continue reading...

Meddling probe indicts 13 Russians; charges say scheme was to lift Trump, sow havoc

Subscriber onlyThe special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations Friday with trying to disrupt the U.S. political process, including efforts designed to boost the candidacy of Donald Trump and hurt that of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Continue reading...

Magnitude-7.2 quake rattles Mexico; no injuries reported

Subscriber onlyA magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico on Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Continue reading...

Pentagon report doubts progress against Taliban

Restrictions on data make Afghan strategy too hard to evaluate, it says

Subscriber onlyA Pentagon watchdog agency raised fresh doubts Friday about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and suggested that restrictions on the public release of information make it difficult to gauge the effectiveness of U.S. strategy. Continue reading...

U.S., Turkey set talks to boost ties

Tillerson meets leaders as Syria, crackdown strain relations

Subscriber onlyThe United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of crisis Friday, agreeing to normalize strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' long-standing ties. Continue reading...

Turkish court jails 6 journalists for life

Subscriber onlyA Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported. Continue reading...

S. Koreans hope thaw leads to reunions

Subscriber only When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder. Continue reading...

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