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US envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

The United States' top diplomat on Thursday reassured key Asian allies that Washington stands with them in the face of the accelerating missile threat from North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tiller...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:12

[Newsmaker] Dutch PM Rutte beats off ‘wrong kind of populism’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:20

British unemployment hits 41-year low

LONDON (AFP) -- Britain's unemployment rate has struck the lowest level for more than 41 years, official data showed on Wednesday as the country prepares to trigger its exit from the EU. However a d...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:34

Trump envoy holds fresh talks on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A top adviser to US President Donald Trump held further talks on the Middle East conflict Wednesday, meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he seeks to restart negotiations wit...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:32

UK's Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Somalia

MOGADISHU (AFP) -- Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson met the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in a surprise visit Wednesday to Mogadishu, the scene of frequent attacks by Al-Qaed...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:27

Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity with child's DNA

Malaysia has confirmed the identity of the slain half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using a DNA sample from one of his children, foreign media reported Wednesday. Investigators "confirm...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:12

[Graphic News] Environmental risks kill 1.7m kids under 5 a year

More than 1 in 4 deaths in children under 5 are linked to polluted environments, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and ou...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:31

In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to IS group

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) _ Iraqi troops have surrounded western Mosul and military leaders vow it's only a matter of time until they crush the last major stand of the Islamic State group in Iraq. But the mil...

Updated : 2017.03.14 21:26

Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU

LONDON (AP) _ Britain's Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March. Then comes the hard part ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 21:19

[Graphic News] Cigarette sales drop for 3 straight months

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell for three straight months in February, following the government’s push to imprint health warning graphics on packages, government data showed Monday. Some 24...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:31

Travel ban challenge puts Hawaii's few Muslims in spotlight

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has 5,000 or so Muslims -- less than 1 percent of the state's population -- who are finding themselves thrust into an international spotlight after the state's top lawyer laun...

Updated : 2017.03.11 14:30

Brexit bill to go before MPs from Monday

LONDON -- British MPs will meet on Monday to discuss amendments made to a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit, with further debate possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, the gove...

Updated : 2017.03.09 21:15

Britain's Johnson backs two-state solution on Mideast trip

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday his government remained committed to a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he visited for talks with leaders fr...

Updated : 2017.03.08 21:27

[Graphic News] Switzerland ranked world’s ‘best country’

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to a poll. Canada came second in the annual “best country” ...

Updated : 2017.03.08 18:56

[Newsmaker] WikiLeaks: CIA hacks everyday gadgets for snooping

Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all. Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartp...

Updated : 2017.03.08 17:12