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North Korea to send cheering squad in Olympics delegation

January 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad to South Korea as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said Wednesday, the lates... more »»

 
 
 
2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

January 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on... more »»

Young Hong Kong activist Wong gets second prison term

January 17, 2018

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in prison Wednesday for contempt, his second prison term stemming from his role in the 2014 "Umbrella... more »»

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

January 17, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected... more »»

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

January 17, 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday. more »»

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

January 17, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his effort... more »»

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

January 17, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two... more »»

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

January 17, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. more »»

Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

January 17, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. more »»

The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests

January 17, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):

9:10 p.m.

Pope Francis has met with a small group of Chilean victims of sex abuse by priests. more »»

Pope acknowledges pain of abuse among victims _ and priests

January 16, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church's credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" to... more »»

Macron visits Calais to preview toughened migrant policies

January 16, 2018

CALAIS, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to Calais, the epicenter of France's migrant crisis, to lay out a new approach to immigration: help for those who want to stay,... more »»

The Latest: Pope talks in Chile of pain caused by sex abuse

January 16, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):

5:40 p.m. more »»

Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

January 16, 2018

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician was shot to death Tuesday near his political party's offices in northern Kosovo, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and... more »»

Analysis: With a vent at Trump, Abbas exits 'peace process'

January 16, 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech — a very... more »»

French prison guards protest violent working conditions

January 16, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French prison guards protested outside scores of jails across the country Tuesday for the second day in a row, demanding more security, more staff and safer handling of violent... more »»

The Latest: Pope speaks to inmates at Chilean women's prison

January 16, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):

4:40 p.. more »»

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

January 16, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88. more »»

Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resigns

January 16, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Bucharest on Tuesday for key talks on North Korea and investment, but landed in a Romanian political crisis prompted by the... more »»

France's Macron visits Calais to preview new migrant policy

January 16, 2018

CALAIS, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to Calais, the epicenter of France's migrant crisis, to lay out a new approach to immigration: help for those who want to stay,... more »»

The Latest: Bishop defends himself in abuse controversy

January 16, 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):

3:35 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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