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Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

May 13, 2018 09:57 AM

SOUTH KOREA, May 13: North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture."

Malaysia bars scandal-ridden ex-leader from leaving country

May 12, 2018 16:50 PM

MALAYSIA, May 12: Malaysia's new leader, Mahathir Mohamad, said Saturday that defeated scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country to prevent them from fleeing from possible prosecution over a massive corruption scandal.

Iraq holds its first parliamentary election since IS defeat

May 12, 2018 11:33 AM

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.

Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

May 10, 2018 07:44 AM

JERUSALEM, May 10: Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions in what appeared to be the most serious violence in years.

Malaysians vote in election defined by graft scandal, tax

May 9, 2018 11:24 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9: Malaysians flocked to vote in a fiercely contested election Wednesday that pits an opposition led by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose reputation has been battered by corruption allegations and an unpopular sales tax.

Iranian lawmakers set paper US flag ablaze at parliament

May 9, 2018 11:03 AM

IRAN, May 9: Iranian lawmakers have set a paper U.S. flag ablaze at parliament after President Donald Trump's nuclear deal pullout, shouting, "Death to America!"

Trump declares US leaving ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear accord

May 9, 2018 09:07 AM

WASHINGTON, May 9: President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency. He declared he was making the world safer, but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility.

Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms

May 8, 2018 15:37 PM

IRAN, May 8: Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems" ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on whether to pull out of its nuclear deal with world powers.

NY attorney general resigns over abuse claims

May 8, 2018 08:00 AM

NEW YORK, May 8: The Latest on allegations of physical abuse against New York’s attorney general (all times local):

4 women accuse New York attorney general of physical abuse

May 8, 2018 07:16 AM

NEW YORK, May 8: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office has taken on a high-profile role in the fight against sexual misconduct, was physically violent with four women he was romantically involved with, according to their accounts which were published on Monday in The New Yorker .

Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes, forces evacuations

May 7, 2018 16:55 PM

HAWAII, May 7: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.

Putin takes oath of office for 4th term as Russian president

May 7, 2018 15:21 PM

MOSCOW, May 7: Vladimir Putin has taken the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president, in a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall glimmering with gold leaf.

Hawaii braces for long upheaval as erupting Kilauea boils

May 6, 2018 08:58 AM

PAHOA, May 6: Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow.

Nearly 1600 reported arrested in Russian anti-Putin protests

May 6, 2018 08:14 AM

MOSCOW, May 6: Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them.

China’s Xi free trader to world, champion of Marx at home

May 5, 2018 15:56 PM

BEIJING, May 5: To the world, China’s President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he’s leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, who 150 years ago famously warned of the dangers of global capitalism.

Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats

May 5, 2018 13:44 PM

HAWAII, May 5: Many rural residents living on an erupting volcano in Hawaii fled the threat of lava that spewed into the air in bursts of fire and pushed up steam from cracks in roadways Friday, while others tried to get back to their homes.

Indian police arrest 14 in rape, killing of girl

May 5, 2018 13:44 PM

PATNA, May 5: Indian police on Saturday arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws.

Ex-President George HW Bush released from Houston hospital

May 5, 2018 07:10 AM

HOUSTON, May 5: Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral.

Giuliani says Trump paid back his lawyer for Daniels payment

May 3, 2018 16:01 PM

WASHINGTON, May 3: President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money.

Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to porn star

May 3, 2018 08:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 3: President Donald Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, directly contradicting the president’s past statements.