Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks
South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...
Rosenstein calls for tech firms to work with law enforcement
Deputy AG says social media platforms 'allow malicious actors' to launch 'vast influence operations'
Alcohol consumption falling in Australia
Fun-loving Australians are drinking less, thanks to a combination of sobriety rules and changing consumer trends
Indonesia struggles to meet renewable energy target
Indonesia says it is unlikely to meet renewable energy targets it set after Paris climate agreement, causing critics to call for changes in government policy
U.N. presses Syria for information on dead, detainees
A UN commission says accounting for the dead, detained or disappeared shouldn’t wait for peace
Texas ruling may allow licensing of migrant family detention
A Texas appeals court's ruling Wednesday could allow state authorities to formally license two detention centers that house thousands of immigrant families, something advocates warn might lead to the unlimited detention of migrant children. Two facilities in the South Texas cities of Karnes and Dilley have the capacity to detain roughly ...
Possible resolution appears near in Russian agent case
A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case. Court documents filed Wednesday say Maria Butina's lawyers and federal prosecutors "remain optimistic about a pretrial resolution" of her case. ...
Rwandan dissident draws U.S. congressional support
Congressional rights commission speaks out in defense of former opposition presidential candidate Diane Rwigara, who faces up to 22 years in prison
U.S. navy hospital ship brings care to Venezuela migrants in Colombia
Thousands set to receive treatment this week from doctors and dentists from the USNS Comfort
Brazilian president-elect adds fifth military man to cabinet
Brazil's right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday picked retired General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz as his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, adding a fifth milita
Czech president says to push for Jerusalem embassy move
Milos Zeman, who spoke before Israel's parliament Monday, is a strong backer of Israel and has long favored moving the Czech embassy out of Tel Aviv
Iran judicial chief warns over worker unrest
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani spoke amid efforts to resolve weeks-long strike at major sugar factory in western Iran and popular discontent over rising prices
Floods ravage rice production in Niger’s Diffa region
Nearly 3,000 tons of rice worth more than one million dollars have been lost
Charities: Malawi plans to gag critics with ‘draconian’ law
Lack of clarity on new non-compliance legislation for NGOs leaves door open for abuse and manipulation, critics say
U.S. reopens entry point after group of migrants rushed border
US leader claims all migrants will stay in Mexico while their US asylum cases are pending, but Mexico says no such deal has been struck
Returning refugees face uncertainty in eastern Myanmar settlement
It’s an unpleasant homecoming for thousands who escaped civil war
Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters
A massive new federal report warns that extreme weather disasters, like California's wildfires and this year's hurricanes, are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. It warns ...
US construction spending flat in September
Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government projects. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the flat reading for September followed a 0.8 percent rise in August. The strength last ...
Trump promises to call Saudi king about missing Khashoggi
President Donald Trump has declared the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised Friday to personally call Saudi Arabia's King Salman soon about "the terrible situation in ...
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