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China’s Xi moves to take more direct command over military

April 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is assuming a more direct role as commander of the country’s powerful armed forces with the new title of commander in chief of its Joint Operations Command Center. Xi’s new position was revealed in news reports run on Wednesday and Thursday in which he appeared publicly for the [&hellip...

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Mexico: Arrest warrants for 5 agents in torture video case

April 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this April 16, 2016, file photo, Soldiers salute Mexico’s Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City. Cienfuegos formally apologized to the country for a video-recorded incident of torture involving...

China warns of foreign spies with ‘Dangerous Love’

April 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Foreigners walk past a poster warning against foreign spies displayed in a hutong or alleyway in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. China is marking National Security Education Day with the poster warning young female government workers about dating...

AP finds SKorea covered up mass abuse, killing of ‘vagrants’

April 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This undated photo shows the Brothers Home compound in Busan, South Korea. An Associated Press investigation found that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants, the Brothers Home,...

Jordan halts plan to install cameras at Jerusalem holy site

April 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile...

US forces deliver aid to Japanese quake-hit areas; 44 dead

April 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) — About 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping outdoors or in their cars, endured chilly weather Tuesday and another large aftershock as the death toll from Japan’s twin earthquakes rose to 44. Searchers digging through landslide and...

Rescuers race to find survivors from Ecuador’s big quake

April 18, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) — Rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake as the death toll from Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades has risen above 400. On Monday, teams from Ecuador and neighboring...

The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners

April 18, 2016 • National News, World NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The plight of refugees is among the social issues tackled by this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners. Among the prize’s arts categories,...

Myanmar’s new president pledges to free political prisoners

April 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new president has pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners and try to avoid making such arrests. President Htin Kyaw took over as head of Myanmar’s first freely elected government...

Powerful earthquake kills at least 28 in Ecuador

April 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, killing at least 28 people and spreading panic hundreds of kilometers (miles) away as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass. The U.S....