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Forests tell when Ebola will strike next

ReutersDAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Afr...Nov 14, 2017

U.S. offers to mediate in S. China Sea row

AFP MANILA (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump offered Sunday to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea, after years of...Nov 13, 2017

ASEAN to reiterate concern on N. Korea

The Associated PressMANILA (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders were to announce Monday the start of negotiations with China on a so-called “Code of Conduct” i...Nov 13, 2017

President ‘manipulated by Putin’

Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday they fear U.S. President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian P...Nov 13, 2017

Labour: May lacks power

Bloomberg LONDON (Bloomberg) — The British Labour Party accused Prime Minister Theresa May of lacking the support within her Conservative Party to deliver t...Nov 13, 2017

Pope raps N-arsenals for deterrence

Reuters VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis appeared to harden the Catholic Church’s teaching against nuclear weapons on Friday, saying countries should ...Nov 12, 2017

S. Korea ex-minister arrested

By Sho Mizuno / Yomiuri Shimbun CorrespondentSEOUL — Former South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin was arrested Saturday for alleged political interferen...Nov 11, 2017

World champ Medvedeva on top in Osaka

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) — Russia’s Sergei Voronov took the lead in a men’s grand prix event thrown wide open by the withdrawal of home favorite Yuzuru Han...Nov 11, 2017

Syria declares victory over ISIL

Reuters BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syria’s Army declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group on Thursday, saying its capture of the ...Nov 10, 2017

Lebanon says Saudis detaining former PM

Reuters BEIRUT (Reuters) — Lebanon believes Saad al-Hariri is being held in Saudi Arabia, from where he resigned as Lebanese prime minister, two top governme...Nov 10, 2017

EU wary as Brexit talks resume

AFP-Jiji BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The European Union warned Britain on Thursday that time is running out to reach a divorce deal by the end of the month, a nece...Nov 10, 2017

Zimbabwe president defies pressure to leave office

The Associated Press HARARE (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests de...
Nov 20, 2017

Libya to probe ‘slave auction’ footage

AFP-Jiji TRIPOLI (AFP-Jiji) — Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the government announced Sunday, following the release of video fo...Nov 20, 2017

Murderer, cult leader Charles Manson dies

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating t...Nov 20, 2017

Sinn Fein’s Adams to step down

ReutersDUBLIN (Reuters) — Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step dow...Nov 20, 2017

Egypt- Gaza border opening raises hopes

Reuters GAZA (Reuters) — The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, ra...Nov 19, 2017

EU expands N. Korea trade sanctions

By Yuya Yokobori / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent BRUSSELS — The European Union has decided to impose more restrictions on North Korea by expanding the number...Nov 19, 2017

China urges bilateral solution on Rohingya

Reuters DHAKA (Reuters) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiation...Nov 19, 2017

Fireball lights up Arctic sky

COPENHAGEN – A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists ...Nov 19, 2017

Climate envoys agree on way forward

AFP-Jiji BONN (AFP-Jiji) — Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not de...Nov 18, 2017

China envoy tries to mend N. Korea ties

The Associated PressPYONGYANG (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve r...Nov 18, 2017

China courts ex-Taiwan partner Panama

Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) — China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-rul...Nov 18, 2017

Pressure mounts on Mugabe to step down

ReutersHARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald repor...Nov 18, 2017

Army chief, Mugabe meeting adds intrigue

Reuters HARARE (Reuters) — A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe’s military chief a day after the army seized power, t...Nov 17, 2017

2 ROK ex-NIS heads held

AFP-Jiji SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Two former heads of South Korea’s spy agency were arrested Friday on suspicion of paying millions of dollars in bribes to aides...Nov 17, 2017

Macron invites Hariri, family to France

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in the coming days, a French presidential source said...Nov 16, 2017

Trump: Xi ditched drill deal on N. Korea

AFPWASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of “maximum pressure” on N...Nov 16, 2017

German Greens: Remove all nukes

ReutersBERLIN (Reuters) — Germany’s Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a docum...Nov 16, 2017

Russia dismisses criticism from May

AFP MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Theresa May’s biting criticism, saying she was vilifying Moscow in ...Nov 15, 2017

GOP establishment pushes for Moore to quit

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama’s GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to...Nov 15, 2017

Xi envoy to visit N. Korea from Fri.

Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) — A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, al...Nov 15, 2017

France to establish legal age of consent

The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Is a 13-year-old old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That’s a question France is asking as the government prepares ...Nov 15, 2017

Zimbabwe Army seizes capital, holds Mugabe

The Associated Press HARARE (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices...Nov 15, 2017

U.S. shares details on DPRK hacking

Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean governme...Nov 15, 2017

Global carbon emissions rise again

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas did not go up a...Nov 14, 2017

May wields military strong card at EU

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday the government would maintain its commitment to protecting Europe after Brexit as...Nov 14, 2017

Ross: Japan far more protectionist

Jiji Press WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — Japan is “far more” tilted toward protectionism than the United States while calling for promoting free trade, U.S. ...Nov 14, 2017

Ex-S. Korean intelligence chief held

By Yujiro Okabe / Yomiuri Shimbun CorrespondentSEOUL — A former chief of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service was arrested Tuesday morning on suspic...Nov 14, 2017

Democrats see budding political wave

The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Jubilant Democrats across the United States are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey — the...Nov 09, 2017

Mass Catalan strike severs transport links

ReutersBARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) — A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesda...Nov 09, 2017

Colombia seizes huge cocaine haul

ReutersBOGOTA (Reuters) — Police seized more than 12 tons of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday, the biggest haul ever in the nation’s l...Nov 09, 2017

Putin voices support for FTAAP trade deal

By Yoshio Hanada / Yomiuri Shimbun CorrespondentMOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin supports the idea of forming the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacifi...Nov 09, 2017

U.S. tightens travel regulations to Cuba

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveil...Nov 09, 2017

U.N. warns of huge famine in Yemen

The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its bloc...Nov 09, 2017

Strong and waxy: Model PM May unveiled

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May gained a wax doppelganger on Wednesday that projected an air of strength and permanence sorely l...Nov 09, 2017

Vietnam storm death toll climbs to 89

The Associated Press DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) — The death toll from a typhoon that struck Vietnam’s south-central coast last weekend, causing widespread flood...Nov 08, 2017

Silvio Berlusconi: He’s back

ROME – In a post-Harvey Weinstein world, logic would dictate that Silvio Berlusconi, who hosted wild parties with you...Nov 08, 2017

Turkey, U.S. resume visa services

The Associated PressANKARA (AP) — U.S. missions in Turkey have resumed processing visa applications by Turkish citizens on a “limited basis” after Turkey...Nov 07, 2017





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