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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

South Korea Koreas Tension

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and...

World

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Philippines Southeast Asian Summit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington’s commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing “a warm, working relationship,” a Filipino official said Sunday. Presidential spokesman Ernie Abella said...


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Yellow light for ridesharing as popularity increases

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. The type of “taxi” service in which citizens use private cars to transport passengers continues to spread overseas, but many problems have emerged. In Asian countries where the market is rapidly expanding, regulations are being strengthened. Called “ridesharing,”...


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Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Nepal Swiss Climber Killed

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Ueli Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount...


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Youth chess coach says student kicked out of tournament for 'seductive' dress

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A 12-year-old chess champion in Malaysia was forced to withdraw from a youth tournament in the country after tournament organizers deemed her knee-length dress too “seductive,” the girl’s coach said. The tournament director of the National Scholastic Chess...


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Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump said after North Korea’s latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and “we can’t allow it to happen.” In a taped interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the president would...


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Le Pen's euro contortions underline French reluctance to exit

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s attempt to offer reassurances on her euro exit policy shows how voter attachment to the single currency represents one of her most difficult electoral hurdles. With a week to go in the campaign, Le Pen appeared to step back from her...


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Man who played 'Pokémon Go' in Russian church may spend 3 1/2 years in prison

Pokemon Go-Origins-2

After Russian officials discovered his video footage, Ruslan Sokolovsky was detained last fall and charged with inciting religious hatred.


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Duterte gets a pass on brutal drug war at Southeast Asia summit

Special To The Washington Post. JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Things went very well for President Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines put on the 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which ended early Sunday morning in Manila. None of the other nine members of the regional bloc...


World

The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has been asked about the failure of several North Korean missile tests recently and why those launches keep blowing up. Trump tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” television show...


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Iranian-born media mogul fatally shot by masked assailants in central Istanbul

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL -An Iranian-born TV mogul who had run afoul of Iran’s government was fatally shot Saturday night by masked gunmen in Istanbul, media reports said. The identities of the assailants were unknown. But Saeed Karimian, the director of GEM Group, a Persian-language...


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