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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 new law that would bar entry to supporters of an international boycott movement against the Jewish...

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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...

China sets 2017 growth target of ‘6.5 percent or higher’

March 4, 2017 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China’s top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from...

Thousands flee Iraq’s Mosul overnight, as fighting rages on

March 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A man helps his elderly relative into the back of a pickup truck driven by Iraqi security forces helping families flee clashes with Islamic State group militants in western Mosul on Thursday, March 2, 2017 . The United Nations says 28,400 people displaced...