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North Korea Decries Breakdown Of Talks US Says Were ‘Good’

HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea's chief negotiator said Saturday that discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang's nuclear program have broken down, but Washington said the two sides had "...

Ukraine Reviews Cases On Owner Of Firm That Hired Biden Son

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Jo...

Hong Kong Leader Bans Masks In Hardening Stance On Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam banned protesters from wearing masks Friday in a hardening of the government’s stance on the territory’s most disruptive crisis since i...

US Sanctions Squeezing Iran-Backed Hezbollah In Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sa...

North Korea Says Underwater-Launched Missile Test Succeeded

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure o...

Curfew, More Shooting In Baghdad After 2 Days Of Violence

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live bullets into the air and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was ann...

Friends Say Ticking Clock Drove Wounded Hong Kong Protester

HONG KONG (AP) — Born after the historic July 1 day when Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, the 18-year-old protester who was shot at close range in the chest by a pol...

S. Korea Says N. Korea Fired A Projectile Off Eastern Coast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired projectiles toward its eastern sea, South Korea's military said, in an apparent display of its expanding military capabilit...

Trump ‘Left Hanging’ After Rouhani Refuses To Answer Call

NEW YORK- French President Emmanuel Macron was reportedly close to arranging a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the course o...

Hong Kong Protester Shot As China Marks Its 70th Anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) — In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the groun...

Greta: Grown-ups Mock Children Because World View Threatened

TORONTO (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn't understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to...

US Accuses Syria Of Chlorine Attack, Pledges To Not Let It Go ‘Unchallenged’

Washington - The United States has accused Syria of conducting a chemical-weapons attack on May 19, which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed won’t go “unchallenged.” “The...

Prince Harry Walks Through Angola Mine Field, Echoing Diana

JOHANNESBURG  — A body armor-wearing Prince Harry on Friday followed in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, whose walk through an active mine field in Angola years ag...

UK Medical Drug Supply Still Uncertain In A No-Deal Brexit

LONDON  — Britain's government watchdog says there is still a "significant amount" of work to do to make sure the country has an adequate supply of licensed drugs in case of a no-d...
People walk past a damaged building in the city of Idlib, Syria May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

‘Forgotten’ War: Syria Conflict A Footnote At UN Meeting

Beirut- As dozens of heads of state convene for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat while tensions in the ...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy, And The Jews Involved, Explained

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned...

‘Greta’: A Young Activist’s Moment, Praised and Criticized

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — She stepped onto the biggest of global stages to face the most diverse of audiences, and she made it count. "How dare you?" she kept saying to some of the wor...
FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. AP

EU Top Court Rules In Favor Of Google On ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Issue

Luxembourg- Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forg...

Britain Joins US In Blaming Iran For Saudi Oil Attacks

United Nations - Britain joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of...

Bulgaria Opens 1st Jewish School In Over 20 Years

Sofia — Bulgaria’s Jewish community opened its first Jewish school in over 20 years. The opening last week of the Ronald S. Lauder Day School in Sofia is a significant developme...