Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump


North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. It was the latest escalation in a week of...


North Korea threatens to shoot down US warplanes

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down U.S. military planes, even if they are not in the country’s airspace, arguing that President Donald Trump’s bellicose tweets amount to a declaration of war. The remark by Ri Yong Ho, Pyongyang’s foreign minister,...


Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacy

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LONDON (AP) — In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber’s playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight. Now, as brand-new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi deals with a stunning rebuke from London, the playbook gets another page: fight, but offer some diplomatic humility....


One month on, a bleak reality emerges for 436,000 Rohingya refugees

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BALUKHALI, Bangladesh -- Rohimullah stood at the precipice of this vast tent city last Friday, chest heaving, eyes reddened by exhaustion, his hunchbacked mother-in-law cradled in his arms. He’d carried her for five days. She’d winced and whimpered at every step. The...


Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

PARIS (AP) — The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or not. President Michel Aoun, in a state visit to France, said Monday that U.N. assistance given to aid Syrian refugees in “camps of...


US allies accuse Russia of strikes in eastern Syria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - U.S.-backed forces in Syria have accused Russia of launching airstrikes on their positions in the country’s east, where world powers and their proxies are scrambling for influence amid the collapse of the Islamic State militant group. The Syrian Democratic...


Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 structures. The risk of delayed collapse is real: The cupola of Our Lady of Angels Church, damaged and cracked...


Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar. These boats and this place can mean both hope...


Berlin votes to keep Cold War airport in fallout over delays

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Berlin residents voted to keep open the city’s Tegel airport in a backlash over the fiasco surrounding construction of its new international hub, which is meant to replace the Cold War relic. The measure won 56.1 percent of the votes cast in Sunday’s election, surpassing the...


Merkel's stumble in the German election has big implications for Europe

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN -- A day after Angela Merkel was humbled at home in national elections, Europe reckoned Monday with a new reality in which the German chancellor - long a rock of political stability for an unsettled continent - was suddenly rendered shaky. Although Merkel’s...

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