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New Zealand urges North Korea ‘de-escalation’

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed support Thursday for economic sanctions against North Korea while also urging a "de-escalation" on the Korean Peninsula, and said her country should maintain a close ...

North Korean athletes arrive in South Korea for Olympics

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean skiers and skaters arrived Thursday at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that has brought a temporary lull in tensions over their country's nuclear program. The 32-member delegation led ...

11 Afghan troops die in IS attack on Kabul military academy

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in ...

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

By MEHMET GUZEL, Associated Press KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized ...

Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of ...

Trump: I would be ‘tougher’ in Brexit talks than UK’s May

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says he would take a "tougher" attitude toward Brexit negotiations than the approach now being used by British Prime Minister Theresa May. "Would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn't negotiate it the way it's ...

Finland’s president skates to overwhelming re-election win

By JARI TANNER, Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president crushed his competition to win a second six-year term Sunday, scoring a landslide victory in an election that saw the incumbent getting more than five times the support of his closest challenger. With all ballots counted, ...

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested amid protests

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was wrestled to the ground and forced into a police vehicle Sunday as he headed to a Moscow protest that was part of a day of nationwide demonstrations. Navalny, the most prominent foe of President ...

Afghanistan says death toll from Kabul bombing rises to 103

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 103, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word of loved ones outside hospitals and morgues. The attacker, driving an ...

Cypriots vote for new president who could unify island

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriots were voting Sunday for a new president who they hope will overcome years of failure and finally resolve the ethnic divisions that have torn the Mediterranean island nation into a Greek-speaking south and a breakaway, ...