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Trump in crisis

WASHINGTON -- A former FBI chief was tasked Wednesday with leading a beefed-up investigation into whether Donald Trump’s team colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in the president’s favor. Trump responded by once again denying any links to…

Japan princess’s betrothal highlights succession woes

TOKYO -- Emperor Akihito’s granddaughter’s upcoming engagement to her college sweetheart, a commoner, will cost the princess her royal status in a move that highlights the male-dominated nature of Japan’s monarchy as it faces a potential succession crisis. Public broadcaster…

Moon to reopen 1980 activists’ massacre probe

SEOUL -- South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In vowed Thursday to reopen a probe into a 1980 massacre of pro-democracy activists that remains a traumatic landmark in the fight to end decades of military rule. The president wiped away a…

Cause for alarm

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TOKYO -- A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a “sense of urgency” over North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, stressing it even threatens Pyongyang’s allies China and Russia. Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the Pacific Command, spoke…

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop probe

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s beleaguered White House was rocked Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations — that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation, and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials. The Republican billionaire’s…

Venezuela death toll hits 42

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CARACAS -- A 17-year-old boy and two men died in Venezuela after being shot during anti-government protests, prosecutors said Tuesday, bringing to 42 the number of people killed in six weeks of unrest. The latest deaths made the recent wave…

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

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NEW DELHI -- A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday. The child has said she was…

Xi’s moment

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to rewrite world trade rules and cast himself as a champion of globalization as he capitalizes on a US retreat into “America First” policies, analysts say. But not everyone is buying the rhetoric.…

Did Trump divulge top secret intel to Russians?

WASHINGTON — Embattled US President Donald Trump faced explosive allegations that he divulged top secret intelligence to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office, a charge the White House scrambled to rebut Monday. The Washington Post reported that Trump revealed highly…

Whiz kid foiled cyberattack

PARIS -- They are called white hats — the good guys in the Wild West of the internet — and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.…

UN Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea ballistic missile test

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UNITED NATIONS, United States -- The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. North Korea’s long-term bid to develop a credible nuclear attack…

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

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NEW DELHI -- An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion, police said Tuesday. The child, who was often left at home while her…

Malware terror

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World braces for more cyberattacks LONDON -- Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart…

Ransomware

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Manhunt on for hackers behind global cyber-attack LONDON -- International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the…
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