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[Graphic News] Lotto sales reach new record in 2016

Sales of the Korean lottery Lotto hit their highest last year, statistics from its operator showed Monday, a trend that happens during an economic slump, social analysts say. Data from the Korea Lot...

Updated : 2017.01.24 17:57

Questions arise over Italy's response to snow-hit hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighe...

Updated : 2017.01.23 21:37

One-off abdication law eyed for Japan emperor

TOKYO (AFP) -- Japan could pass a one-off bill allowing its retirement-ready emperor to step down, a government panel said Monday, in what would be the first abdication in over two centuries. The op...

Updated : 2017.01.23 21:00

Trump shows no sign of shaking off campaign persona to govern

President Donald Trump showed in his first days in office that his combative, self-aggrandizing campaign persona isn’t going away, a sign that he hasn’t yet made the transition from running for offic...

Updated : 2017.01.23 20:59

Dozens evacuated after WWII bomb found near Hong Kong campus

HONG KONG (AFP) -- Dozens of people were evacuated Monday after a World War II bomb was discovered at a construction site in Hong Kong, near a university campus and staff quarters. 67 residents at t...

Updated : 2017.01.23 20:58

Syria peace talks off to rocky start

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AFP) -- Syrian rebels began peace talks with the war-torn country's government Monday in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, but refused to negotiate face-to-face in the first session. ...

Updated : 2017.01.23 20:56

Trump properties face global terror risk with presidency

DUBAI(AP) -- Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas...

Updated : 2017.01.23 20:54

[Graphic News] E-waste rising dangerously in Asia

Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environm...

Updated : 2017.01.23 09:40

[Newsmaker] Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airin...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:46

Kristen Stewart says Trump was 'obsessed' with her

"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart said Friday President Donald Trump was "obsessed" with her when he posted a series of tweets in 2012 attacking her for cheating on co-star Robert Pattinson. The 26-ye...

Updated : 2017.01.21 15:55

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers. The 100-page complaint filed Friday in a San Diego federal cou...

Updated : 2017.01.21 11:03

Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pent...

Updated : 2017.01.21 10:47

Trump sworn in as 45th president of US

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpr...

Updated : 2017.01.21 03:35

Pledge from Trump to 'Make America Great Again'

The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST) Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts...

Updated : 2017.01.21 03:28

Trump takes charge: Sworn in as 45th president of US

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eig...

Updated : 2017.01.21 02:26