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Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Read More

Japan’s new emperor Naruhito: A cosmopolitan team player

Japan’s soon-to-be-anointed new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player and a loyal husband and friend who will bring an unusually global perspective to an ancient institution when he ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1. Read More

In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids

The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico. Read More

German woman, son found dead in Canary island cave

The bodies of a German woman and her 10-year-old son were found today in a cave on the Canary island of Tenerife, and the boy’s father has been arrested, Spain’s Civil Guard said. Read More
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An upbeat Kim arrives in Russia, ready for his Putin summit

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It was his first visit to Russia as North Korean leader; his late father, Kim Jong Il, visited Russia in 2011. Read More
 

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings; more arrested

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said Wednesday, as the country’s leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. Read More

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan’s government apologized today to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to “prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants,” and promised to pay compensation. Read More
 

Malawi becomes first nation to immunize kids against malaria

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Read More

New Zealand offers permanent visas to those at mosques during attacks

New Zealand is offering permanent residency to all of those who were at two mosques in Christchurch last month when a terrorist killed 50 people, as well as to the survivors’ immediate relatives, the country’s immigration minister said today. Read More

Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leader

Much remains unclear about how a little-known group called National Thowfeek Jamaath allegedly carried out six large nearly simultaneous suicide bombings striking churches and hotels on Sunday. Read More

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico’s south. Read More
 

New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn with additional charges of breach of trust, with his alleged misconduct expanding further outside Japan. Read More

Investigator says 7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts

The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday. Read More

U.S. to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil, sources say

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Read More

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