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As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

WASHINGTON -- With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the US-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government sh...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:43

Greece, creditors to resume talks in Athens, seek swift deal

ATHENS -- Representatives of Greece's international creditors are due in Athens to restart talks on further cutbacks required under the country's bailout deal. A European Commission spokesman says that the officials are returning to Athens on Monday, and will aim to reach a preliminary de...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:31

[Graphic News] Jobless college graduates surpass 500,000

The number of unemployed people with a bachelor‘s degree in South Korea surpassed 500,000 in the first quarter for the first time, Statistics Korea‘s data showed.The number of unemployed college gra...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:20

[Graphic News] Deaths caused by tobacco still climbing

The total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths worldwide has increased, reported a consortium of researchers. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, the number of deaths attributed ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 18:09

[Newsmaker] Thousands march to fight alternative facts

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians.  US Pr...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:48

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program.Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Tur...

Updated : 2017.04.22 16:06

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France’s presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism’s global appeal. The traditional left-right contenders are joined -- and often have been overshadowed during the campaign -- by rival...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:03

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:02

Trump to visit Philippines, Vietnam in November for regional summits: Pence

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump will visit the Philippines and Vietnam in November for annual regional summits, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday.Trump will visit the Philippines for a s...

Updated : 2017.04.21 09:44

[Graphic News] Chicken franchise sales rise in 2016: data

Sales of South Korea‘s major chicken franchises rose last year from the previous year despite the bird flu outbreak and weak economic growth, according to Yonhap News Agency.Kyochon, the biggest fran...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:59

Pence praises Indonesia’s moderate form of Islam

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday praised Indonesia’s moderate form of Islam as “an inspiration” at the start of a visit to the Muslim-majority country seen as a bid by...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:07

French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

PARIS -- Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen vowed Wednesday to end the fear of terrorism in France and stamp out the “poison” of Islamic radicals, holding her final rally in the southern...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:49

Facebook out to read minds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type.The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled Wednesday projects...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:36

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

WASHINGTON -- Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It is not so far away, either.  This new, big, d...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:35

Fox News dumps Bill O’Reilly

NEW YORK -- Fox News on Wednesday severed its ties with Bill O'Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America’s most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashing...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:33