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South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday. Read More

Brazil candidate accused of spreading fake news stories

The runoff race for Brazil’s presidency is heating up with a battle over fake news. The center-left contender today accused his far-right rival’s campaign of defaming him with false stories on social media and messaging apps. Read More

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Turkey said today it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as it investigates why journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished there a week ago, an extraordinary probe of a diplomatic post amid Turkish officials’ fears the writer had been killed inside the building. Read More

Wife of ex-Interpol boss describes threat

Grace Meng denied bribery allegations against her high-profile husband, and said that speaking out about his disappearance was placing her “in great danger.” Read More

U.S. student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support

In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. Read More

U.S. asks North Korea for concessions during latest meeting

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met last weekend with Kim Jong Un of North Korea as Pompeo tried to get Kim to take steps toward denuclearization and arrange another summit meeting with President Donald Trump. Read More

Confirmed deaths near 2,000, still more likely in Indonesia

The confirmed death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for and officials said search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week. Read More

Doctor in Spain abducted newborn 49 years ago, court documents say

A Spanish court ruled today that a doctor stole a newborn child nearly five decades ago, one of the many abducted during Spain’s 20th-century dictatorship, but cleared him because the statute of limitations had expired. Read More

China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes. Read More

Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Read More

Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal

The wife of a leader of international police agency Interpol made an impassioned plea to the world today for help bringing her missing husband to safety, saying he sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared in China and she thinks it was his way of saying that he was in danger. Read More

Haiti earthquake kills 12, injures 188

Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti today after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake killed 12 people and left 188 injured. Read More

Banksy pulls prank by self-destructing his artwork after $1.4M auction sale

A Banksy artwork self-destructed moments after being sold at auction for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million), in a prank apparently orchestrated by the elusive street artist. Read More



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