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North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden

March 15, 2018 17:50 PM

STOCKHOLM, Mar 15: North Korea’s foreign minister is due to visit Sweden Thursday, a surprise move that could be a first step toward a meeting in the Scandinavian country between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Syria marks 7 years of war: rebel-held enclave under assault

March 15, 2018 15:53 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 15: Syrian government forces and Russian aircraft blanketed parts of the besieged, rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghotua with airstrikes and rocket fire on Thursday, activists said, as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country’s vicious civil war.

Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

March 15, 2018 09:47 AM

WASHINGTON, March 15: A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.

China's Xi further expanding power with anti-corruption body

March 13, 2018 14:36 PM

BEIJING, March 13:  Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China’s Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency.

Porn actress offers to repay $130K so she can discuss Trump

March 13, 2018 10:19 AM

LOS ANGELES, March 13: An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump offered Monday to return the $130,000 she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.

5 killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River (update)

March 12, 2018 13:53 PM

NEW YORK, March 12: All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.

2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash

March 12, 2018 10:20 AM

NEW YORK, March 12: A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in critical condition, officials said.

Trump tariffs may imperil a delicate global economic rebound

March 11, 2018 09:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 11: Things had been going along so nicely.

China silences critics of move to abolish term limits for Xi

March 10, 2018 15:27 PM

BEIJING, Mar 10: The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep.

Suicide bomber kills 9, wounds 18 in Afghan capital

March 9, 2018 15:51 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 9: A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said.

Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

March 9, 2018 10:21 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 9: After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No sitting American president has ever met with a North Korea leader.

China eyes greater global leadership role, downplays fears

March 9, 2018 01:16 AM

BEIJING Mar 9: The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability.

Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg, says UN Women chief

March 8, 2018 11:52 AM

UNITED NATIONS, March 8: The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”

Anti-Muslim riots flare in Sri Lanka; social media blocked

March 7, 2018 15:52 PM

SRILANKA, Mar 7: Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading.

Porn star sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

March 7, 2018 13:44 PM

LOS ANGELES, Mar 7: A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters.

Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy

March 6, 2018 16:11 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 6:  A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.

North Korean dictator, Seoul envoys have 'openhearted talk'

March 6, 2018 10:46 AM

SEOUL, Mar 6: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an "openhearted talk" in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.

Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy

March 6, 2018 06:53 AM

LOS ANGELES, March 6: A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.

No dress code, but plenty of references to MeToo at Oscars

March 5, 2018 16:23 PM

No dress code, but plenty of references to MeToo at Oscarshere was no #MeToo or Time’s Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one’s surprise, a major theme of the evening — from Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, to an emotional appearance by three Harvey Weinstein accusers, to Frances McDormand’s calling all female nominees to rise with her in unison.

South Korea to send high-level officials to North for talks

March 4, 2018 17:47 PM

SEOUL, Mar 4: South Korea’s president will send a delegation led by his national security director to North Korea this week for talks on how to ease nuclear tensions and help arrange the restart of dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, officials said Sunday.