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North Korean diplomat who negotiated ’94 deal with US dies

May 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, North Korea’s Kang Sok Ju, right, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and secretary of the WPK, shakes hands with German Ambassador to North Korea Thomas Schaefer as he leaves Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea to [&hellip...

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Arabs demand that UN remove a panel from Israeli exhibition

May 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Arab and Islamic nations are demanding that the United Nations remove a panel from an Israeli exhibition that calls Jerusalem “the spiritual and physical capital of the Jewish people.” A letter from the Palestinian U.N....

Taiwan installs 1st woman president amid tension with China

May 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen waves at the venue of her inauguration at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 20, 2016. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic...

Chinese government-backed social media users flood Web

May 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — A new paper by three U.S. researchers estimates that China’s government fabricates and posts about 488 million social media posts a year to influence public opinion about the country. The academic study led by Harvard political...

French police protest ‘anti-cop’ violence, police car burned

May 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Firefighters work on a police car set up on fire by counter demonstrators while police forces gather to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Paris. Several hundred counter demonstrators came...

Opposition accuses Canada PM Trudeau of manhandling lawmaker

May 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This photo from video provided by the Canadian House of Commons shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,near Opposition whip Gordon Brown in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday May 18, 2016. Footage from the House of Commons television...

EgyptAir says plane carrying 69 has disappeared from radar

May 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CAIRO (AP) — EgyptAir says an Airbus A320 carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew has disappeared from radar early Thursday morning. The airline said Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo vanished 2:45 a.m. Egypt time, 10 miles (16 kilometers) after it entered Egyptian...

Bloody anti-crime purge may haunt next Philippine president

May 17, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this May 13, 2016 photo, Filipino Catholic priest Father Amado Picardal gestures during an interview at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines office in Manila, Philippines. Nine years ago Picardal helped bury a teenager from a slum...

Japan’s economy grows at 1.7 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar

May 17, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this May 16, 2016 photo, shoppers choose clothes at Ameyoko shopping district in Tokyo. Japan reports its economy grew at a better than expected 1.7 percent annual pace in March, as higher government outlays helped offset weakness in business investment...

Hong Kong in lockdown as Chinese official attends meeting

May 17, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Pro-government protesters hold both Hong Kong flag, left, and Chinese national flag outside the convention center where Chinese Communist Party’s third-highest ranking official, Zhang Dejiang, gave a speech in Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hong...