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  • Timeline of events leading to N. Korea nuke test suspension

    North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The announcement came ahead of a new round of negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington. A look at recent events: Jan. 1, 2017: Kim Jong Un says in a New Year’s address that preparations for […]
  • The Latest: S. Korea calls nuke suspension ‘progress’

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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): 9:20 a.m. South Korea’s presidential office has welcomed North Korea’s announcement it’s suspending nuclear and long-range missile tests as “meaningful progress” toward the denuclearization of […]
  • North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North’s announcement if it would be willing to deal […]
  • Raul Castro acts like he’s retiring though future unclear

    HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The 86-year-old revolutionary departed from his prepared remarks, making jokes and reminiscing about the past. He talked about his great-grandchildren. In short, he talked like a man heading into retirement. Castro, who […]
  • Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud, federal officials announced Friday. Italy extradited Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba after detaining him on April 8 on the warrant from the […]
  • 3 killed in protests over Nicaraguan social security reform

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua say a police officer, protester and pro-government activist have been killed in clashes over a planned social security reform. The National Police said the officer was killed Thursday by a shotgun blast and the protester died as a result of “a dispute between gangs.” It identified the protester […]
  • 40,000 gather in Armenia to demand leader’s resignation

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 40,000 demonstrators have gathered in Armenia’s capital as a week of protests against the country’s new prime minister showed no sign of dissipating. Protesters are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, the former president who was appointed this week under a new system that gives the prime […]
  • Greece: Man electrocuted at rail depot thought to be migrant

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say a man was killed after he came into contact with an overhead power line at a freight train depot. Authorities think the man who was found dead at the depot outside the city of Thessaloniki Friday was about 30-years-old. They also suspect he was seeking asylum or […]
  • 8 convicted in case alleging govt reps colluded with Mafia

    MILAN (AP) — A court in Italy convicted a mob boss, three police investigators and a close associate of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a case showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and state institutions after a deadly wave of mafia bombings during the early 1990s. Prosecutor Nino Di Matteo said the long-awaited verdicts demonstrated […]
  • Talks to form new Czech coalition government to renew

    PRAGUE (AP) — The leftist Social Democrats say they have agreed to return to talks to form a new Czech government with populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his political group. Babis has offered the Social Democrats five ministries, including the coveted interior ministry. Social Democratic chairman Jan Hamacek said Friday that the proposal is “decent.” […]