South Korean presidential office: North Korea willing to hold talks with US – USA TODAY

USA TODAY South Korean presidential office: North Korea willing to hold talks with USUSA TODAYNorth Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States on a range of Korean Peninsula issues including Pyongyang's nuclear development program, a ranking North Korean official told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Kim Yong Chol, a senior …North Korea […]

Exclusive: US prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders – sources – Reuters

Reuters Exclusive: US prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders – sourcesReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels …AP Fact Check: Toughest […]

How did North Korea fare with its last-minute Olympics bid? – CBS News

CBS News How did North Korea fare with its last-minute Olympics bid?CBS NewsPYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. North Korea wasn't expected to come to Pyeongchang until a …Five reasons the Olympics haven't […]

‘No Words Will Do Justice’: Onslaught On Syrian Suburb Kills Some 100 Civilians – NPR

NPR 'No Words Will Do Justice': Onslaught On Syrian Suburb Kills Some 100 CiviliansNPRA Syrian man carries a child injured in the government bombing of eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on Monday. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images. A Syrian man carries a child …One of the bloodiest attacks […]

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash – Reuters

Reuters All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crashReutersDUBAI (Reuters) – All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state …and more »

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association […]

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Passengers say their cruise in the South Pacific was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other guests, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence. The Carnival Legend arrived in its home port of Melbourne on Saturday, a day […]

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 in wake of earthquake – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 in wake of earthquakeUSA TODAYAt least 13 people were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town, authorities said Saturday. The helicopter was carrying Mexico's interior minister and the state …Strong quake rekindles memories of past disasters […]

Cyril Ramaphosa, elected South Africa’s new president, confronts woes of Zuma legacy – Washington Post

Washington Post Cyril Ramaphosa, elected South Africa's new president, confronts woes of Zuma legacyWashington PostCAPE TOWN, South Africa — Cyril Ramaphosa was elected by parliament as South Africa's president on Thursday, marking a turning point for the country after the slow-motion collapse of the once-legendary ruling party under Jacob Zuma. Zuma resigned on …Gupta Associates […]

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