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France inaugurates new president: Emmanuel Macron, 39

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's new president at the Elysee palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics and the European...

Updated : 2017.05.14 20:19

[Newsmaker] China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N. Korea missile

BEIJING -- China touted on Sunday its new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalization, but a North Korean missile test intruded on th...

Updated : 2017.05.14 17:59

Trump suggests he might drop daily press briefings

President Donald Trump threatened to shut down daily press briefings Friday as he sought to defend his White House from criticism of its shifting explanations and misstatements about the firing of FB...

Updated : 2017.05.13 15:36

Trump says 'certain circumstances' must be met for inter-Korean talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said he doesn't oppose South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in engaging in dialogue with Pyongyang, but reiterated that talks must be pursued under right circums...

Updated : 2017.05.13 10:51

NAFTA renegotiation can adversely impact Korean exports

The latest steps by U.S. President Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could undercut the price competitiveness of South Korean exports to America that are sh...

Updated : 2017.05.13 10:21

US, EU in urgent discussions on pitch to expand laptop ban

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes from the EU are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Hom...

Updated : 2017.05.12 20:53

Wall falls onto guests at wedding in India, killing 24

A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in western India, killing at least 24 people and injuring others, a government official said Thursday. Hundreds of guests were having dinner or ass...

Updated : 2017.05.11 21:46

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested: leader

Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist movement's leader said Thursday, while maintaining Israel was responsible for the March...

Updated : 2017.05.11 21:24

Iraqi forces move to surround Mosul's IS-held Old City

An Iraqi officer says US-backed Iraqi forces are moving to surround Mosul's Old City a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold. Iraqi special fo...

Updated : 2017.05.11 21:13

India school head arrested over rape

The head of a school in southern India has been arrested on suspicion of raping scores of disabled girls over a period of at least four years, police said Thursday. They said complaints from two for...

Updated : 2017.05.11 19:59

Russian blogger convicted for playing 'Pokemon Go' in church

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go'' in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 19:55

Russia's Lavrov meets Tillerson ahead of Trump talks

WASHINGTON -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Wednesday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of rare Oval Office talks with Donald Trump, whose firing of his FBI chief again put ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 22:00

Trump sacks FBI director, sparking firestorm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI director James Comey, ousting the man heading a wide-ranging investigation into whether his aides colluded with Russia to sway last year’s US election. I...

Updated : 2017.05.10 11:35

Japan, India to strengthen defense cooperation

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and India are discussing ways to strengthen their military cooperation amid rising tension in the Asian region. Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley told his Japanese counterpart...

Updated : 2017.05.08 20:10

China rebuffs UN criticism of lawyer's detention

BEIJING (AFP) - China rejected on Monday criticism from the United Nations over the detention of a Chinese human rights lawyer, calling it an interference in the country's domestic affairs. The UN H...

Updated : 2017.05.08 19:36