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A look at details of US-Russia deal on Syria

September 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — A look at some of the key points in an “arrangement” announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, aimed at halting fighting in Syria and moving toward a political transition after 5-1/2 years of combat between President Bashar Assad’s forces and opposition...

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Rising Uighur militancy changes security landscape for China

September 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — They have been praised by the leader of al-Qaida and wooed by the head of the Islamic State group. They have distinguished themselves on battlefields in Syria and are accused of carrying out a devastating bombing in Thailand. In the past two...

Group to vote on urging countries to close ivory markets

September 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HONOLULU (AP) — Members of an international environmental group were considering a proposal Friday to urge leaders in every country to close domestic ivory markets that threaten elephants. Ivory trading is banned internationally, but domestic trade within...

Cambodia keeps up the pressure on opposition in courts

September 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s government and its opposition faced off in court and on the streets Friday as political tensions around challenges to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s long-standing autocratic rule show no signs of easing. The...

Unusual N. Korea seismic activity likely means 5th nuke test

September 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth atomic test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said after monitors detected unusual seismic activity near the North’s northeastern nuclear test site....

Leader of Chinese protest village gets 3 years in jail

September 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — The democratically elected mayor of a fishing village in southern China — which became the center of international attention five years ago for protests against land seizures — has been given three years in jail on bribery charges. State...

UN: Over 100 South Sudan opposition fighters cross to Congo

September 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 opposition fighters from South Sudan crossed the border into Congo “in extremely bad shape” and were evacuated to health facilities for medical treatment, the United Nations said Wednesday. Spokesman Stephane...

Japan revised data show GDP grew 0.7 pct in April-June

September 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy expanded at a better-than-estimated 0.7 percent annualized pace in April-June, according to revised data showing private demand was stronger than earlier reported. An earlier estimate put annualized growth in the...

Mexico’s finance secretary resigns after Trump visit

September 7, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, resigned Wednesday in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump...

Paralympic Games open to theme: ‘Heart knows no limits’

September 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.” Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act. As...