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Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the ...

Updated : 2017.02.26 20:59

Iran's Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump

TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the US political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attit...

Updated : 2017.02.26 20:58

[Graphic News] Lack of sleep linked to depression

The head of the Mental Health Institute at Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center surveyed 202,629 workers in their 20s, 30s and 40s who had visited the hospital for a health checkup in 2014. The study showe...

Updated : 2017.02.26 18:04

[Newsmaker] Trump to skip press dinner amid media row

President Donald Trump ratcheted up an increasingly hostile feud with the media Saturday, announcing he would skip a century-old annual correspondents’ dinner a day after a fierce row erupted over p...

Updated : 2017.02.26 16:04

[Graphic News] Volume of banknotes in circulation hits record high

The amount of banknotes currently in circulation in South Korea reached a record high in January, the central bank said Wednesday. Outstanding banknotes came to 103.5 trillion won ($90.6 billion) as...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:14

[Newsmaker] 7 Earth-size worlds found; could hold life

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star _ and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years awa...

Updated : 2017.02.23 10:23

[Graphic News] Half of new businesses go bankrupt within 2 years

Some 800,000 small businesses open shop annually, but about half of them go bankrupt within two years, statistics showed Monday. A report said that among businesses that started in 2013, 62.4 percen...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:10

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the US government fo...

Updated : 2017.02.21 21:48

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. Giant Panda Bao Bao eats bamboos at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC, the Unite S...

Updated : 2017.02.21 21:38

Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail: lawyer

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 21:30

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach: Red Crescent

TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) -- The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday. Residen...

Updated : 2017.02.21 21:15

[Graphic News] Global arms trade at highest since Cold War

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday that more weapons were delivered between 2012 and 2016 than any other five-year period since 1990. The United States remains the top ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 19:00

Norway Nobel Committee chairwoman dies aged 65

OSLO (AFP) - Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which selects the Peace Prize laureates, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on Monday. Kull...

Updated : 2017.02.20 20:44

EU reassured about US relations after talks with US VP Pence

BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has reassured European Union officials about the Trump administration's stance toward the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday. Tu...

Updated : 2017.02.20 20:35

Pence vows Trump committed to nervous EU

RUSSELS (AFP) -- US Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Europe Monday of Donald Trump's commitment to transatlantic ties as he met EU chiefs in the face of anti-Trump protests. Pence was in...

Updated : 2017.02.20 20:22