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Sunken ferry's recovery points up S. Korean rift

posted: 03/26/2017 3:36 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier -- a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

Uncertainty over NAFTA rattles Mexico

updated: 03/26/2017 3:33 a.m. Comments 2

MEXICO CITY -- For more than two decades, free trade has been at the heart of Mexico's relationship with the United States, responsible for pumping a stream of vehicles, audio components and avocados north and cheap corn, cattle and software south.

Somali refugees get OK to work in East African countries

posted: 03/26/2017 3:30 a.m. Discuss

NAIROBI, Kenya — East Africa’s regional bloc said Saturday that it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts.

The world in brief

updated: 03/26/2017 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Turk muses on vote to pursue EU spot

Families start fresh on suing Saudis over 9/11

updated: 03/24/2017 3:08 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and insurance companies tried through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort.

'Significant' arrests made in U.K.

updated: 03/25/2017 3:07 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Police on Friday announced two "significant" arrests in connection with the attack outside the British Parliament this week, as they sought to unravel the murky past of the 52-year-old assailant, a British citizen who they said was born Adrian Russell Ajao and later went by Adrian Elms.

Scores of migrants feared dead off Libya

updated: 03/25/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

MADRID -- Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean Sea.

Probe looks into Mosul residential airstrike

updated: 03/25/2017 3:05 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead last week, according to a statement Friday.

Egypt's ex-president released

updated: 03/25/2017 3:04 a.m. Discuss

CAIRO -- Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed early Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained.

Spacewalkers work on parking spot

updated: 03/25/2017 3:03 a.m. Discuss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot for commercial crew capsules.

The world in brief

updated: 03/25/2017 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

Trial ordered for ex-Argentine president

U.N. Security Council OKs making destroying culture a war crime

posted: 03/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes.

French nationalist Le Pen, Russian leader talk

posted: 03/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

UK police detain 4 in London attack investigation, search 21 sites

updated: 03/24/2017 4:22 p.m. Discuss

British police say six of the 10 people being held in connection with the attack near Britain's Parliament have been released without charge.

London attacker ID'd as 52, born in England

posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

LONDON -- British police identified Thursday the man who carried out Wednesday's knife and vehicle attack in central London. Khalid Masood, 52, was born in England and had a criminal record but was not suspected in any plot to "mount a terrorist attack," authorities said.

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