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South Korea cuts 2017 growth forecast to 2.6 percent

December 28, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has revised down its growth outlook for 2017 citing increased uncertainties in the United States and a sagging recovery in domestic consumption. South Korea’s finance ministry said Thursday that Asia’s fourth-largest economy will likely expand 2.6 percent next year, the same pace as its outlook for 2016,...

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Israel: ‘Ironclad information’ White House behind UN rebuke

December 27, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 30, 2016 file photo, US President Barack Obama, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime minister Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Doubling down on its public break with the...

Nigeria officials stop free Chibok girls being home for Xmas

December 27, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigerian government officials welcome some of the freed Chibok school girls at the state House in Abuja, Nigeria. Families and a lawyer said on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, Nigerian officials...

Man dies during horse race at Mexico girl’s ‘quinceanera’

December 27, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Heavy traffic blocks a road as visitors try to get to a party honoring Rubi Ibarrafor her down-home 15th birthday near the village of Laguna Seca, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico, Monday Dec. 26, 2016. Rubi’s 15th birthday party resembled a rock concert...

Statue export ban hits at Pyongyang’s soft power, hard cash

December 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off campus with armed guards in the heart of Pyongyang, churns out everything from...

Kremlin plays down terror attack possibility in jet crash

December 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Kremlin on Monday played down the possibility that a terror attack might have downed a Syria-bound Russian plane, killing all 92 people on board, as the nation observed a day of mourning for the victims, including most members of a...

Investigators seek supply network for slain Berlin attacker

December 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Giovanna Di Lorenzo, mother of Italian victim Fabrizia Di Lorenzo, is hugged by Italian President Sergio Mattarella upon her arrival from Berlin on a plane carrying the coffin of their daughter, at Rome’s military airport of Ciampino, Saturday, Dec. 24,...

Tunisians protest against the return of jihadis like Amri

December 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People demonstrate outside the Tunisian parliament, in Tunis, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. About 200 people have protested in the Tunisian capital against the return of Tunisian jihadis who have fought abroad.The gathering was prompted by the deadly truck attack...

Israel’s Netanyahu lashes out at Obama over UN vote

December 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Prime Minister has lashed out at President Barack Obama accusing him of a “shameful” move at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and said he is looking forward to working with his “friend”...

Malta plane hijacking ends peacefully; 2 Libyans surrender

December 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

An Afriqiyah Airways plane stands on the tarmac at Malta International airport as an unidentified man waves a flag, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Hijackers diverted the Libyan commercial plane to Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades,...