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N Korea: Popularity of ‘Fire and Fury’ foretells Trump’s end

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff's bombshell new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." The book paints Trump as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of ...

Russian gains in Syria threatened by series of rebel attacks

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria, Russian military outposts in the country have come under rebel attacks that are challenging Moscow's gains. Russian bases located in Syrian President Bashar ...

Trump open to US-NKorea talks ‘under right circumstances’

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the ...

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered ...

North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and reopen a military hotline. The meeting, ...

France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week over alleged "deception and planned ...

13,000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the nearby town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. Janine Imesch of the Zermatt tourism ...

Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas' rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world's most heavily fortified border — the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a comrade who was ...

Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian reformist lawmaker said Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously ...

Salvadorans fear their country not prepared for returnees

By MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) — Being deported to an El Salvador he hadn't seen in more than three decades was a trauma Hugo Castro recalls clearly. The 51-year-old said Monday that his country must begin preparing now to receive the nearly 200,000 ...