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Thaad Not on Chopping Block, South Korean Foreign Minister Says

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:57
South Korea’s foreign minister struck a conciliatory tone regarding the controversial missile system, ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s White House visit this week.

Exiled by War, Syrians in Turkey Take Cruise Down Memory Lane

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:47
Istanbul boat tour lets refugees in Turkey recreate some ‘good old days’ before civil war began to ravage their country in 2011

Liu Xiaobo Released From Chinese Prison Following Cancer Diagnosis

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:12
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison early and is receiving treatment in a Chinese hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer.

May Clinches Deal With Northern Irish Party to Support Minority Government

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:02
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May clinched a deal with Northern Irish lawmakers that gives her Conservative Party the necessary votes it needs to govern as a minority administration.

Liquor Companies Binge on Mescal but Can't Get Enough

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:00
Mescal, a cousin to tequila, is rapidly growing in popularity, but the world’s biggest liquor companies are struggling to parlay its rise into substantial profits.

U.S. Says Some Demands on Qatar Will Be Difficult to Meet

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:01
The U.S. sees a list of demands put forward late last week from Saudi Arabia and other governments to Qatar as a starting point for discussions to end a three-week standoff, though some conditions will be difficult to meet, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.

Number of U.K. High-Rises Failing Fire-Safety Checks Increases

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:34
U. K. authorities raised to 60 the number of residential towers in England that have failed fire-safety checks triggered by the lethal blaze in a London high-rise earlier this month.

Trump---and Merkel's Response to Him---Is Issue in German Election

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:45
Germany’s main center-left political party on Sunday attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel for what its leaders said was a failure to stand up to President Donald Trump, signaling that the U.S. relationship will be a hot issue ahead of the national election here.

Saudi Prince's Elevation Plays One Generation Off Another

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:42
Two views of the new crown prince are emerging in Saudi Arabia, breaking sharply along generational lines: The young view him as a breath of fresh air, but some older Saudis say he may not be ready.

Canada Braces for Additional Duties on Its U.S.-Bound Softwood-Lumber Exports

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:17
Canada is bracing for Washington to slap additional duties on its U.S.-bound lumber exports, an expected move that could complicate efforts to quickly renegotiate the North American Free-Trade Agreement, say lawyers and officials.

Bungled Attacks, Small Operations Signal New Phase in Terror

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:20
Two fouled-up attacks in Europe in recent days signal a shift to a less organized strain of Islamist terror that involves a growing number of assailants determined to kill with any means at hand.

Trawling Scientists Find a Better Way to Reel In Fish Poachers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:01
Researchers in Australia and the U.S., backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, are using satellites to fight illegal fishing—which causes billions of dollars a year in commercial losses and depletes global stocks.

China Races to Find Landslide Victims

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:00
Nearly 100 people remained missing after a deadly landslide in an area of southwestern China that had been the focus of geologic concern since a devastating 2008 earthquake.

Indonesian Police Station Attacked by Suspected Militants

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:52
Authorities say two suspected militants have attacked police in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead.

Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing More Than 120 People

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:16
An overturned tanker caught fire on a highway and killed dozens of people who had rushed to the scene to gather leaking fuel.

Cristina Kirchner Files Candidacy Papers for Argentina's Senate

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:11
Former President Cristina Kirchner filed papers to run for Argentina’s Senate, launching a campaign that could, if elected, give her congressional immunity from federal prosecution for alleged money laundering and racketeering during her presidency.

Mozambique Audit Report Asks, Where Is More Than $1 Billion?

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:58
A report by audit and security firm Kroll Inc. finds three state-owned companies in Mozambique can’t account for more than $1 billion in loans and bonds raised on the international market

Cyberattack Targets U.K. Parliament

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:27
The U.K. Parliament on Saturday said a cyberattack targeting user email accounts hit its computer network.

Qatar Dismisses Arab Demands as Diplomatic Spat Drags On

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:20
The stalemate between Qatar and its Arab neighbors showed no signs of easing after Doha described the demands it received as unrealistic, despite calls for a diplomatic solution by a top Emirati official.

India's Modi Heads to Trump White House With Relationship Issues

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:51
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House on Monday for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, a principle that has long underpinned relations will be at stake: that supporting the growth of a strong India is in America’s national interest.

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