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ASEAN Defense Ministers Agree to Step up Counter-Terrorism Measures

ASEAN Defense Ministers Agree to Step up Counter-Terrorism Measures

October 24, 2017

CLARK, the Philippines - The defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations agreed on Monday to step up counter-terrorism measures to prevent pro-Islamic...

UK Says its Democracy is Secure after Suggestion of Foreign Meddling in Brexit

UK Says its Democracy is Secure after Suggestion of Foreign Meddling in Brexit

October 24, 2017

LONDON - Britain’s democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion...

Top US Politicians Warn of Democratic Values at Risk

Top US Politicians Warn  of Democratic Values at Risk

October 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - An extraordinary series of speeches this week from two former US Presidents and a former presidential candidate warned of the dangers to the nation and the world if divisive politics...

South Korea’s President Says will Continue Phasing out Nuclear Power

South Korea’s President Says will Continue Phasing out Nuclear Power

October 23, 2017

SEOUL - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his...

U.S. Cannot be Called “Civilized” Country: Erdogan

U.S. Cannot be Called  “Civilized” Country: Erdogan

October 22, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States "a civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over...

Russia Accuses US of Undermining Global Strategic Stability

Russia Accuses US of Undermining Global Strategic Stability

October 22, 2017

MOSCOW - The United States and its allies attempted to gain military advantages and use force to reach "egoistic geopolitical goals," which will seriously undermine global strategic...

EU States to Pump “Sufficient” Money to Stem Illegal Migration: Tusk

EU States to Pump “Sufficient”  Money to Stem Illegal Migration: Tusk

October 21, 2017

BRUSSELS - Member states of the European Union (EU) will pump "sufficient" money into a trust fund to stem illegal migration from North Africa, European Council President...

U.S., EU at Odds over Uncertain Iran Deal

U.S., EU at Odds  over Uncertain Iran Deal

October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON - European Union leaders on Thursday said they'd re-affirm the Iran nuke deal, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to recertify the accord. But if Washington pulls out...

UK Accused of Delaying Contested Brexit Bill

UK Accused of Delaying  Contested Brexit Bill

October 19, 2017

LONDON - Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday said the government was delaying debate of a landmark bill to end Britain's membership of the EU after more than 300 amendments...

Democratic Senators to Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

Democratic Senators to  Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

October 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee Wednesday to...

EU Brexit Chief Urges Britain to Keep up the Momentum

EU Brexit Chief Urges Britain to Keep up the Momentum

October 18, 2017

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s Brexit negotiator urged the British government Tuesday to keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to advance to a new...

Trump to Make 2-Day State Visit to S. Korea for Summit, Speech in Parliament: Seoul

Trump to Make 2-Day State Visit to S. Korea for Summit, Speech in Parliament: Seoul

October 18, 2017

SEOUL - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day state visit to South Korea next month to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and deliver a speech to the...

Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

Hillary Clinton Warns Britain  on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

October 16, 2017

LONDON - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European...

Merkel Back at the Polls before Tough Coalition Talks

Merkel Back at the Polls before Tough Coalition Talks

October 16, 2017

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks...

EU Continues to Fully Implement Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini

EU Continues to Fully Implement Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini

October 15, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union(EU) will continue to fully implement the Iran nuclear deal, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the deal...

Russian Senate Head to Discuss Nuclear Program with North, South Korea

Russian Senate Head to Discuss Nuclear Program with North, South Korea

October 15, 2017

MOSCOW - A senior official in the Russian parliament will discuss North Korea’s missile and nuclear program in separate talks with parliamentarians from Seoul and Pyongyang on Monday...

EU to Ban Business Ties with Pyongyang over Nuclear Tests

EU to Ban Business Ties with Pyongyang over Nuclear Tests

October 14, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union is set to agree on Monday to ban business ties with North Korea, part of a new package of sanctions to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs...

Trump Will Scorn but not Bolt from Iran Nuke Deal: Officials

Trump Will Scorn but not Bolt from Iran Nuke Deal: Officials

October 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or...

UNSC Mandated to Prepare Global Compact on Migration: President

UNSC Mandated to Prepare Global Compact on Migration: President

October 12, 2017

GENEVA - The president of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak said Tuesday that the assembly has been mandated to prepare a global compact on migration. Migration as you all...

China, Russia Reaffirm Position on Korean Peninsula Issue

China, Russia Reaffirm Position on Korean Peninsula Issue

October 12, 2017

BEIJING - China and Russia reaffirmed their positions on achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula during a dialogue on Northeast Asian security, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

World Economy is Picking up Speed: IMF

World Economy is Picking  up Speed: IMF

October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — The world economy is picking up momentum. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018...

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says EU’s Barnier

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says  EU’s Barnier

October 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Brexit was "not a game" as he held new Brexit talks amid clashes between London and Brussels over who must make the next...

Ball in Your Court: Britain, EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

Ball in Your Court: Britain,  EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

October 10, 2017

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday over which side should make the next move to unblock Brexit talks, despite concerns they will miss a deadline for a...

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

October 10, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia and China called for restraint on North Korea on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned over the weekend that “only one thing will work” in dealing with...

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

October 09, 2017

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is "resilient" despite a difficult speech at the Conservative Party conference and growing threats to her leadership...

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

October 09, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the current situation in Syria and Iraq via phone on Saturday. Erdogan and Macron exchanged...

Turkey Launches Military Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

Turkey Launches Military  Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

October 08, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that Turkey was conducting an anti-terror operation in Syria’s Idlib. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development...

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

October 08, 2017

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday urged G20 to continue implementing reforms in order to rebalance their economies and ensure the sustainability of growth...

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

October 07, 2017

GENEVA - A high-ranking UN refugee official on Thursday warned of threats to global asylum environment, saying that violations of international refugee law, such as attacks by troops and...

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

October 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has planned to announce next week that he will "decertify" the landmark Iran nuclear deal, a move that could lead to the potential collapse...

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in  Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 03, 2017

LOS ANGELES - At least 50 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada...

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

October 03, 2017

LONDON - Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Monday described Brexit as one of the most challenging tasks ever faced by a peacetime government in Britain. Addressing the...

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

October 02, 2017

MANCHESTER, England - Apologizing for losing her Conservative Party's majority at a June election, Prime Minister Theresa May responded to her critics on Sunday by saying she had the right...

U.S. Sees No Indication of Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

U.S. Sees No Indication of  Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

October 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - After months of sanctions and threats, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has shown no interest in talks on giving up its nuclear weapons, the U.S. State Department said...

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

September 28, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday rose the curtain on his vision for Europe where populism was building momentum, calling for closer ties to build joint...