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S.Korea, DPRK start general-level military talks to ease military tensions access_timeJune 14

SEOUL –South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday started general-level military talks at the border village of Panmunjom to ease military tensions, according to local media reports.  The inter-Kore...

Trump, America's oldest first-time president, turns 72 access_timeJune 14

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Trump in 2016 was the oldest person...

Lebanese PM in Moscow to meet Putin access_timeJune 13

BEIRUT –Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, the eve of the FIFA World Cup, Hariri's office said.  He will then attend the football tournament's in...

Child killed, 7 civilians injured in E. Afghan blast access_timeJune 13

JALALABAD, Afghanistan –A 10-year-old child was killed and seven people wounded in a blast in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, provincial government said in a statement.  The explo...

Scepticism in Greece and Macedonia over proposed name deal access_timeJune 13

ATHENS – Greeks and Macedonians expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a proposed compromise deal to end a nearly three-decade name row between their countries which has blocked Skopje's bid to join the EU and NATO.  The leaders of ...

The 'Black Panther' actor who is an undocumented 'Dreamer' access_timeJune 13

LOS ANGELES – On the hit sitcom "The Good Place," Bambadjan Bamba plays an eternal being in the afterlife. In reality, the Ivorian actor is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.  The 36-year-old Ba...

Kim-Trump summit: Where does it leave the main players? access_timeJune 13

SINGAPORE – Donald Trump's groundbreaking meeting with Kim Jong Un, the hereditary leader of a dynastic dictatorship, was heralded by the main players as a breakthrough that will bring about major change, but left others wondering: What now?&...

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance access_timeJune 13

PYONGYANG, North Korea –The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers' party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago - their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Dona...

E. Guinea leader calls for 'dialogue' after coup bid access_timeJune 13

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has called for "national dialogue," a move that comes on the heels of a thwarted coup and a crackdown on the opposition.  In a...

Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia access_timeJune 12

OSLO – Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday.  The announcement came after nine nations along NATO's e...

104 people with broken motor boat found at seashore in Myanmars western state access_timeJune 12

YANGON –A total of 104 Islamic people with a broken motor boat have been found at seashore in Myanmars Rakhine state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.  The Islamic people including 60 women, and a 12 meter-long...

Landslides claim 13 lives in SE Bangladesh access_timeJune 12

DHAKA – At least 13 people including a Rohingya refugee were killed and many dwellings damaged in rain-triggered landslides in two districts in southeastern Bangladesh early Tuesday, a police official said.   Three incidents of landslide...

Trump says 'a lot of progress' made in Kim summit access_timeJune 12

SINGAPORE –Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un emerged from their Singapore summit Tuesday with the US president hailing "a lot of progress" and a "fantastic" sit-down."We had a really fantastic meeting," Trump said as he s...

Kim vows to 'leave the past behind' access_timeJune 12

SINGAPORE – North Korea and the US have decided to "leave the past behind", Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un said after his summit with President Donald Trump.  "Today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the...

Kim commits to 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula' in joint text access_timeJune 12

SINGAPORE –North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to "complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula", in a joint agreement signed with President Donald Trump Tuesday.  The text made no mention of US demands ...

Death toll rises to 99 in Guatemala's volcanic eruption access_timeJune 8

Guatemala City  – The death toll from a highly active volcano that erupted near Guatemala's capital on Sunday rose to 99.  According to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED), nearly 192 people a...

Singapore top diplomat to visit Pyongyang before Trump-Kim summit access_timeJune 6

SINGAPORE –Singapore's foreign minister will make a two-day trip to Pyongyang starting Thursday, as preparations for a summit in the city-state between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un accelerate.  The announcement came a day after the ...

Malawi VP attacks president, quits ruling party access_timeJune 6

LILONGWE, Malawi –Malawi's vice president Saulos Chilima publicly attacked the corruption of the president's government on Tuesday and announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run.  ...

Nigerian lawmakers warn Buhari over security, corruption access_timeJune 6

ABUJA –Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday faced a threat of impeachment after lawmakers issued a raft of demands over security and corruption in a deepening rift with the executive.  Both chambers of parliament said t...

Spain's ousted PM Rajoy says he plans to quit politics access_timeJune 6

MADRID –Spain's Mariano Rajoy, who is to stand down as head of the conservative Popular Party after being ousted as prime minister last week, said Wednesday he plans to quit politics altogether.  "My intention is to definitely ...