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Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and declared it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to s...

Updated : 2017.06.14 11:23

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AFP) -- Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday. Three...

Updated : 2017.06.14 11:22

Macron says ‘door always open’ for UK to stay in EU

PARIS (AFP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the door was “always open” for Britain to remain in the EU despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying Brexit talks would begin next week....

Updated : 2017.06.14 11:20

Trump to host S. Korea's Moon for N. Korea talks

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- President Donald Trump will host South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-in for talks on containing North Korea's nuclear program, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh Pentagon warnings t...

Updated : 2017.06.13 21:34

Singapore mall asked to change gay-pride rally ad

SINGAPORE (AFP) -- A Singapore shopping mall has been asked to change an advertisement promoting a gay pride rally next month because it may affect public sensitivities, the building's management sai...

Updated : 2017.06.13 20:55

[Newsmaker] Immelt to depart as GE names new CEO

General Electric announced a leadership shakeup Monday as it faces scrutiny after a corporate makeover executed by outgoing chief Jeff Immelt in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis failed to ignite...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:13

US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- A US appeals court on Monday upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:32

May apologizes to own MPs for election ‘mess’

LONDON (AFP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the ruling Conservatives’ disastrous performance at last week’s elections, as she faced her party’s angry MPs on Monday, seeki...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:30

Hundreds of climbers reach Everest peak in May: official

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) -- Nearly 450 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side in May, officials said Monday, but poor weather and inexperience prevented many others from reach...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:22

Macron’s meteoric rise masks enthusiasm gap: analysts

PARIS (AFP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron’s stunning rise to power masks an enthusiasm deficit and dozens of his newly minted lawmakers will be under pressure to prove their political mettle, ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:21

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

BEIJING (AFP) -- Panama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world’s seco...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:19

‘Hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit? Election chaos fires up debate

LONDON (AFP) -- Supporters of “hard” and “soft” Brexit tried to take advantage of the political chaos in Britain on Monday to promote their visions amid fears that their rivalry could revive old divi...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:18

Thousands mark first anniversary of Orlando mass shooting

MIAMI (AFP) -- Thousands marked the first anniversary Monday of the Orlando massacre that left 49 people dead at the city’s Pulse gay nightclub, with US President Donald Trump also tweeting his symp...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:11

Navalny jailed, 1,500 arrested after protests across Russia

MOSCOW (AFP) -- Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days, and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation on Monday against government...

Updated : 2017.06.13 12:51

[Graphic News] Korea ranks 5th in OECD for Q1 rise in food prices

South Korea ranked fifth in terms of rising food prices in the first quarter of the year out of 35 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to data fro...

Updated : 2017.06.12 18:43