Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of...


Weekend of women's marches promises continued momentum

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. “This is...


South Korea's Moon facing strong public opposition over Olympic deal

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. SEOUL - Difficult times lie ahead for the administration of South Korean President Moon Jae In as it deals with U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang and strong domestic opposition to a unified Olympic team following official confirmation Saturday that North Korea would...


Stand-alone photo: New Year happiness

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Wooden uso bullfinch birds are lined up at Kameido Tenjinsha shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, ahead of the Usokae Shinji ritual event to take place Wednesday and Thursday at the shrine. “Uso” can also mean false in Japanese, and “kae” means change. Participants in the...


Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault...


Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital....


The Latest: 2 Venezuelan pilots killed in Kabul hotel attack

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Two Venezuelan pilots were among the foreigners killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, a family member has told The...


Pope wraps Latin America trip haunted by Chile abuse scandal


LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Peru on Sunday by denouncing the plague of corruption sweeping through Latin America. But controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and...


Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

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HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on...


On second day of global women's marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Thousands took to the streets of European capitals, among them Berlin, Paris and London, on Sunday as part of the global “Women’s March” movement. One day after large crowds attended protests across the United States and all over the world, including in Rome,...


Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, were killed Saturday during a 13-hour overnight siege by Taliban attackers at an international hotel overlooking the Afghan capital, officials said. Unofficial reports cited by Tolo TV, the country’s...

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