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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.

9 Puerto Ricans killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

May 3, 2018 07:21 AM

PORT WENTWORTH, May 3: A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors.

China’s foreign minister in N. Korea seeks role for Beijing

May 2, 2018 15:15 PM

SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.

2 Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

May 1, 2018 17:17 PM

SEOUL, South Korea, May 1:  The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s planned closing of its nuclear test site.

Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead

May 1, 2018 16:17 PM

SAO PAULO, May 1: An abandoned building occupied by squatters in Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets

Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including journos (update)

April 30, 2018 13:37 PM

KABUL, April 30: A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, the Afghan police said.

Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 7, including journalist

April 30, 2018 11:31 AM

KABUL, April 30: A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least seven people, including a journalist, and wounding 20, officials said.

Japan Sumo Association to consider opinions on female ban

April 29, 2018 16:38 PM

TOKYO, April 29: The Japan Sumo Association says it will consider outside opinions from experts and the public over its much criticized policy of banning women from entering the sumo ring.

US reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

April 29, 2018 07:22 AM

WASHINGTON, April 29: President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things are going very well” as he prepares for an expected summit with the North’s Kim Jong Un.

Maradona leaving UAE team after missing automatic promotion

April 28, 2018 15:34 PM

DUBAI, April 28: Diego Maradona has left his coaching job in the United Arab Emirates after his team failed to win automatic promotion to the top division.

North Korea remains silent on historic inter-Korean summit

April 28, 2018 07:29 AM

GOYANG, April 28: North Korean state media were silent Saturday, a day after the leaders of the two Koreas met and vowed to remove nuclear weapons from the peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War. Despite the bold declaration, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in failed to provide any new measures on a nuclear standoff that has captivated and terrified millions.

Kim says he, Moon are on starting line of new Korean history

April 27, 2018 08:40 AM

GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.

Kim Jong Un crosses into South, shakes hands with Moon

April 27, 2018 06:41 AM

GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

April 26, 2018 12:10 PM

SEOUL, April 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday.

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

April 26, 2018 11:21 AM

ATLANTA, April 26: Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food.