US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on...


Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

Israel Palestinians Trump Jerusalem Fallout

JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump. In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard,...


Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Five months before North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had long ago acquired the pathogens that cause smallpox...


Corsican nationalists win local vote, as another corner of Europe seeks its own path

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - Corsican nationalists prevailed in regional elections on Sunday, possibly paving the way for greater autonomy from France. The Mediterranean island - the storied birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte - is one of France’s 18 administrative regions. For centuries,...


Lebanese security forces clash with protesters near US Embassy in Beirut

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - Lebanese security forces clashed Sunday with demonstrators near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut as hundreds protested President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Lebanese army fired water cannons and tear gas as youths hurled...


Amid criticism, Mexico is on track to strengthen military's role in fighting crime

Special To The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - Shortly after taking office in December 2006, President Felipe Calderón sent soldiers into his home state of Michoacán, the beginning of a national effort to crack down on Mexico’s drug cartels. Soldiers were supposed to patrol rough corners of the...


Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

Britain Europe Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a future trade deal has “dropped dramatically” now that the two sides have reached a preliminary agreement on their divorce terms, the country’s Brexit secretary said Sunday. The deal hammered out by Prime Minister Theresa...


Bahrain faith group visits Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

Bahrain Israel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, angering some in the island nation who support the Palestinians. The group’s trip comes after two U.S.-based...


Peace laureate urges world to 'see the light' and ban nukes

APTOPIX Norway Nobel

MOSCOW (AP) — A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year’s Nobel’s Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the U.S. bomb devastated her Japanese city...


Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

ROME (AP) — The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be “splendid” if he wins national elections and his government can issue one-way tickets home to undeserving refugees. Matteo Salvini...


The Latest: US committed to Mideast peace, says official


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel’s capital (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A senior US. official is appealing to Middle East leaders to calm tensions in the region following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which has...

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