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With tough part of Brexit ahead, UK marshals its resources

March 8, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media with his traditional red dispatch box outside his official residence number 11 Downing Street in London, as he departs to deliver his annual budget speech to Parliament, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The British government’s annual budget is one of the most high-profile,...

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UK’s House of Lords deals new blow to govt’s EU exit plans

March 7, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 1, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister’s Questions at the Houses of Parliament. The British government appears to be facing more opposition to...

Israel steps up battle against boycott movement

March 7, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, French demonstrators and supporters of Palestinians hold a placard with the word “Boycott” during a demonstration in Paris, France. Israel has stepped up its battle against international critics with a...

Madagascar lashed by rain, wind from Cyclone Enawo

March 7, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Trees are lashed by strong winds in Sambava, Madagascar Tuesday, March 7, 2017 as heavy rains and strong winds from a cyclone hit northeast Madagascar, raising concerns about flooding and landslides. Aid workers were on alert as Cyclone Enawo lashed the...

NKorea: US-SKorea exercises leading to ‘nuclear disaster’

March 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called “the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers,” are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward “nuclear disaster.”...

Peru’s president recalls envoy over attacks by Venezuela

March 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is calling his ambassador to Venezuela back home for consultations to protest a barrage of attacks by Venezuela’s socialist government. Monday’s move statements by Venezuela Foreign...

Ex-Mexican police official convicted in reporter’s murder

March 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A court in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca has convicted a former municipal police commander in last year’s murder of a local journalist. The Oaxaca State Attorney’s Office says in a statement that Jorge Armando Santiago...

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

March 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic...

Famine-hit South Sudan sharply raises foreigners’ work fees

March 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. South Sudanese who fled famine and fighting in Leer county emerged from South...

Paris mayor asks struggling candidate to cancel his rally

March 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake...