April 22nd, 2018

World News

The Latest: Sweden welcomes N. Korea’s nuke suspension

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Sweden’s foreign minister has welcomed North Korea’s announcement that it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear ... Read More »

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Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer’s wife said. The reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw ... Read More »

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5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

BEIJING – Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water. CCTV reported that the boats had been rehearsing for a race on Saturday in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the ... Read More »

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Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

KABUL – An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night attack. Amani said reinforcements arrived and ... Read More »

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the “Queen’s Birthday Party.” Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening’s event, in his new role ... Read More »

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India prescribes death penalty for rape of kids under 12

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

NEW DELHI – India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. An ordinance was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet and was being sent to the president for approval, the Press Trust of India news agency ... Read More »

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Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team for Trump

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn’t hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring ... Read More »

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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

By Kim Tong-Hyung And Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. ... Read More »

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Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star’s home in the Tribeca neighbourhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and ... Read More »

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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

By Zik Maulana, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

BIREUEN, Indonesia – Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. Tthe group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday afternoon. It ... Read More »

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Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

JERUSALEM – Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement issued early Saturday that her ... Read More »

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