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Earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java island, deaths reported

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm
A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital today and other cities on the country’s most populous island of Java, killing at least 1 person amid reports of more deaths and collapsed houses. Read More

Peter Jackson’s Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm
Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein’s advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Read More

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France today, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. Read More

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco. Read More

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges

A Venezuelan judge ruled today that a jailed American man must stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and united with them for Christmas. Read More

U.N. official: North Koreans say it’s important to prevent war

The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korea officials told him during a four-day visit to the country last week “that it was important to prevent war” over the country’s rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More

Sold North Korean brides face hard choices in China

The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her. Read More

Ex-U.S. deserter to N. Korea who married Japan abductee dies

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm
Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Read More

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. Read More

Rouhani’s new Iran budget focuses on creating jobs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $337 billion draft budget to parliament that earmarks about $100 billion for public service programs that would create jobs, address a banking crisis and introduce a new social security program. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 5:33 am
Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Read More

S. Korea imposes new sanctions on N. Korea

South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 8:04 am

Peace laureate, a Hiroshima survivor, urges world to ban nukes

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm
A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year’s Nobel’s Peace Prize during a formal presentation today. Read More

Palestinian stabs Israeli amid tensions over Jerusalem

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm
A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard today at the entrance to Jerusalem’s bustling central bus station, seriously wounding him in the first attack in the volatile city since President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel’s capital. Read More