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Planned Back-Channel Talks Between U.S., North Korea Scuttled

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:19:35 EST

The talks, which would have been the first between the two sides on U.S. soil in nearly six years, were contingent on visa approvals for Pyongyang’s top envoy on American relations, according to people familiar with the matter. image


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Role of VX Nerve Agent in Kim Jong Nam's Death Raises Global Alarm

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:53:33 EST

The disclosure that the substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was a banned nerve agent called VX renewed international focus on North Korea’s chemical and biological weapons program.image


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Peru's President Talks Growth, Trade and 'Bridges' With Trump

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:59:27 EST

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday held his first sit-down meeting with a Latin American leader since taking office, and was told by visiting President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru that Peruvians “prefer bridges to walls.” image


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Iraq Takes the Fight Against ISIS to Syria

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:47:02 EST

Iraq’s air force carried out its first-ever strikes against Islamic State in neighboring Syria, the country’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, marking a dramatic escalation in its effort to fight the terrorist group. image


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Dozens Killed in Syria Car Bombing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:29:41 EST

A suicide car bomber killed at least 50 people seeking to return to their homes in al-Bab, in a sign of how unstable the area remains a day after Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from one of its last urban strongholds in Syria. image


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Japanese Workers Unleash Their Inner Slacker---for a Day

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:00:42 EST

Premium Friday’s goal is to improve productivity, reduce employee overwork and increase consumption. But will Japanese people take the bait?image


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Netanyahu, Former Aide Maneuver for Position in Israel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:54:53 EST

A political tug of war between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, a former aide who now heads a political party that is part of the governing coalition, has become a central feature of the Middle East peace process. image


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Afghanistan Struggles to Get on China's New Silk Road

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:40:38 EST

A new railway between China and Afghanistan, part of Beijing’s initiative to promote regional trade, has run into roadblocks in Uzbekistan, apparently over fears that it could also benefit terrorists.image


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French Presidential Hopeful Sets Economic Agenda

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:51:34 EST

In an interview with a French daily, Emmanuel Macron urged tax cuts, reductions in public spending and employment training programs, mixing policies associated with both the French right and left. image


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U.K. Opposition Leader Under Pressure After Election Defeat

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:29:16 EST

The leader of the U.K.’s main opposition party was under fire after his party lost a parliamentary seat it has held for more than 80 years to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives. image


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As Duterte Critic Is Jailed, Her Allies See a Move Against Dissent

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:25:04 EST

Sen. Leila de Lima, who has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s often bloody antidrug drive, said she is innocent of charges that she took money from drug dealers to fund her senatorial campaign. image


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