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Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

February 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention. Writing on Wikileaks Twitter account Wednesday night, Assange said if the U.N. [&hellip...

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Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N. Korea ruling party

February 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, photo, giant bronze statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il, are seen towering over military soldiers with their missiles and rockets as they parade through the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang,...

EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement

February 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people’s information across the Atlantic — but a legal challenge to the pact is...

Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

February 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A man puts out a cigarette before entering a bar in Rome in this, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 file photo. Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman _ or if they toss a cigarette butt on...

South Korea warns North Korea not to launch satellite

February 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

South Koreans watch a TV news program with a file footage about North Korea’s rocket launch plans, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. South Korea warned on Wednesday of “searing” consequences if North...

As children die reaching for Europe’s shores, empathy fades

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — Five months ago, a 3-year-old Syrian boy’s corpse on a Turkish beach galvanized public action for refugees. Now, strikingly similar images are generating little more than a collective shrug. It’s partly about timing, circumstance...

UN envoy declares ‘official beginning’ to Syria peace talks

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks gained a small measure of momentum Monday with the U.N. special envoy formally declaring the start of indirect negotiations, even as the opposition spokesman accused Russia of producing a “new Hitler” in Moscow...

WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an “extraordinary event” that poses a public health threat to...

Israeli military reopens main Palestinian city after closure

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military reopened the main Palestinian city in the West Bank late Monday after imposing a rare, day-long partial closure of surrounding roads following a Palestinian shooting attack on Israeli soldiers the day before....

New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow...

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