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South Korea's Moon hopeful

posted: 02/18/2018 3:23 a.m. Discuss

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- In a visit Saturday to the Winter Olympics host city, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the games have helped to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and he expressed hope that the rapprochement would "lead to dialogue between the United States and North Korea."

Military takeover not in the cards, Ethiopian defense chief assures

posted: 02/18/2018 3:06 a.m. Discuss

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.

The world in brief

updated: 02/18/2018 3:06 a.m. Discuss

300 S. Koreans join drills in Thailand

Israel border blast injures four soldiers

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM β€” The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

posted: 02/17/2018 12:21 p.m. Discuss

MEXICO CITY β€” Mexico appeared Saturday to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months ago.

Meddling probe indicts 13 Russians; charges say scheme was to lift Trump, sow havoc

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 49

The special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations Friday with trying to disrupt the U.S. political process, including efforts designed to boost the candidacy of Donald Trump and hurt that of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Magnitude-7.2 quake rattles Mexico; no injuries reported

posted: 02/17/2018 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico on Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

Pentagon report doubts progress against Taliban

updated: 02/17/2018 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A Pentagon watchdog agency raised fresh doubts Friday about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and suggested that restrictions on the public release of information make it difficult to gauge the effectiveness of U.S. strategy.

U.S., Turkey set talks to boost ties

updated: 02/17/2018 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of crisis Friday, agreeing to normalize strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' long-standing ties.

Turkish court jails 6 journalists for life

updated: 02/17/2018 3:09 a.m. Comment 1

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported.

S. Koreans hope thaw leads to reunions

posted: 02/17/2018 3:07 a.m. Discuss

When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder.

The world in brief

updated: 02/17/2018 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Burma given list of refugees to repatriate

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

updated: 02/16/2018 7:54 p.m. Comment 1

MEXICO CITY β€” A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico on Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

13 Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

updated: 02/16/2018 7:29 p.m. Comments 65

WASHINGTON β€”The U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a large but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

5 Russian deaths in Syria hinted

updated: 02/16/2018 3:05 a.m. Discuss

After a week of unanswered questions, Russia acknowledged Thursday that five of its citizens may have been killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the first time Russians have died at U.S. hands on Syria's battlefield.

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