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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

May 19, 2018 17:55 PM

WINDSOR, May 19: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their eternal love Saturday as they married at St. George’s Chapel in front of hundreds of celebrity guests and millions of viewers around the world.

Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018 10:12 AM

MALYASIA, May 16: Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance’s stunning election victory.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit over drills

May 16, 2018 09:45 AM

SOUTH KOREA, May 16: North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

May 16, 2018 06:29 AM

SEOUL, May 16: North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.

Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

May 15, 2018 17:25 PM

WASHINGTON, May 15: President Donald Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict.

Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction

May 15, 2018 09:59 AM

NEW YORK, May 15: A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday.

Suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches; 11 dead, 41 hurt

May 13, 2018 15:30 PM

INDONESIA, May 13: Suicide bombers on motorcycles and including a woman with children targeted Sunday Mass congregations in three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in one of the worst attacks on the country's Christian minority, police said.

Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

May 13, 2018 09:57 AM

SOUTH KOREA, May 13: North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture."

Malaysia bars scandal-ridden ex-leader from leaving country

May 12, 2018 16:50 PM

MALAYSIA, May 12: Malaysia's new leader, Mahathir Mohamad, said Saturday that defeated scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country to prevent them from fleeing from possible prosecution over a massive corruption scandal.

Iraq holds its first parliamentary election since IS defeat

May 12, 2018 11:33 AM

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.

Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

May 10, 2018 07:44 AM

JERUSALEM, May 10: Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions in what appeared to be the most serious violence in years.

Malaysians vote in election defined by graft scandal, tax

May 9, 2018 11:24 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9: Malaysians flocked to vote in a fiercely contested election Wednesday that pits an opposition led by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose reputation has been battered by corruption allegations and an unpopular sales tax.

Iranian lawmakers set paper US flag ablaze at parliament

May 9, 2018 11:03 AM

IRAN, May 9: Iranian lawmakers have set a paper U.S. flag ablaze at parliament after President Donald Trump's nuclear deal pullout, shouting, "Death to America!"

Trump declares US leaving ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear accord

May 9, 2018 09:07 AM

WASHINGTON, May 9: President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency. He declared he was making the world safer, but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility.

Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms

May 8, 2018 15:37 PM

IRAN, May 8: Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems" ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on whether to pull out of its nuclear deal with world powers.

NY attorney general resigns over abuse claims

May 8, 2018 08:00 AM

NEW YORK, May 8: The Latest on allegations of physical abuse against New York’s attorney general (all times local):

4 women accuse New York attorney general of physical abuse

May 8, 2018 07:16 AM

NEW YORK, May 8: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office has taken on a high-profile role in the fight against sexual misconduct, was physically violent with four women he was romantically involved with, according to their accounts which were published on Monday in The New Yorker .

Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes, forces evacuations

May 7, 2018 16:55 PM

HAWAII, May 7: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.

Putin takes oath of office for 4th term as Russian president

May 7, 2018 15:21 PM

MOSCOW, May 7: Vladimir Putin has taken the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president, in a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall glimmering with gold leaf.

Hawaii braces for long upheaval as erupting Kilauea boils

May 6, 2018 08:58 AM

PAHOA, May 6: Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow.