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U.S puts off exercise with S. Korea

Subscriber only The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only26,000 Yemenis on the run, U.N. says Continue reading...

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin's government was turning to "old Soviet practices" to deny rights to detainees. Continue reading...

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Subscriber onlyTOKYO (AP) -- Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. Continue reading...

North Korea sought Kushner's sway

Back channel said to be aim

Subscriber onlyAn American financier approached President Donald Trump's administration last summer with a proposition: The North Korean government wanted to talk to Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser. Continue reading...

Spurned migrants reach Spain

Aid group celebrates arrival, fears more ports will close

Subscriber onlyAn aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. Continue reading...

2nd deadly bombing hits Afghan city

Subscriber onlyA suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension of the cease-fire. Continue reading...

Colombia elects peace-pact critic to lead

Subscriber only Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former Colombian president, was elected Colombia's next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a still fragile peace accord. Continue reading...

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Abe pledges Japan's aid in nuke removal

Abductions by N. Korea still loom as issue

Subscriber only The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un built a foundation for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, but the process needs to be verifiable and irreversible, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a television interview Saturday. Continue reading...

Britain OKs boy’s use of cannabis oil

Subscriber only The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures. Continue reading...

Pence directs U.S. aid in Iraq to Christians, Yazidis

Subscriber onlyThe premier U.S. aid agency is poised to send millions of dollars directly to Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq under a rarely used, streamlined funding arrangement after coming under pressure from Vice President Mike Pence. Continue reading...

No-confidence measure fails in Greece

Subscriber onlyGreece's left-led coalition government on Saturday survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, brought in response to a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter's name. Continue reading...

Troops, protesters clash in Kashmir

Subscriber onlyAt least one person was killed and about two dozen others wounded on Saturday as protests against Indian rule were followed by clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir shortly after Eid prayers, police and residents said. Continue reading...

Rebels deny Yemen airport taken

Military claims Saudi-led forces seized food-shipment hub

Subscriber onlySaudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the coalition had seized the facility that is the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments. Continue reading...