Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

South Korea Koreas Tension Ending the War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his “blessing” for North and South Korea...


Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

Koreas Past Failures

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down...


World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Japan Oldest Person

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was...


China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

China Auto Show

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...


17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

China Boats Capsize

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of...


AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

South Korea Koreas Tension

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. Instead, Kim appears to be...


After rare gunfire in Saudi capital, officials say they shot down a toy drone

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - After residents in Saudi Arabia’s capital reported hearing rare bursts of gunfire on Saturday evening, followed by videos of heavy shooting that circulated on the Internet, the Saudi government said it had an explanation: Someone had flown a recreational...


Tokyo seeks stricter rules on smoking in bars, diners

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. The Tokyo metropolitan government’s draft ordinance on an indoor smoking ban with penalties will likely prohibit smoking, in principle, in drinking and eating establishments that hire employees or allow children to enter, regardless of their size, according to...


Abe to closely watch how North Korea's move impacts denuclearization

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday stressed that Japan will pay close attention to whether North Korea’s latest decision will eventually lead to Pyongyang completely abandoning its nuclear and missile programs. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo about North Korea’s...


India institutes death penalty for child rape in wake of 8-year-old's brutal death

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - Offenders who rape girls under 12 may now be subject to the death penalty in India, according to an ordinance passed by India’s cabinet Saturday after a nationwide furor over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl. In an emergency meeting, India’s...


Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Palestinians Israel-13

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli...

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