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Cataclysmic fate

BONN -- The world must sharply draw down greenhouse gas emissions and suck billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the air if today's youth are to be spared climate cataclysm, a top scientist has warned. "This reality is being…

Asia-Pacific trade pact ok’d sans US

DANANG, Vietnam -- Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world's largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. Trump…

US millennials embrace socialism

WASHINGTON -- While working as an electrician Lee Carter received a literal shock, through one hand and across the chest, that jolted him into politics and turned him on to what was a dirty word in America for nearly a…

'Despotic regime'

SEOUL -- President Donald Trump warned the “cruel dictatorship” of North Korea against underestimating the United States Wednesday, but offered leader Kim Jong-Un a better alternative if he gives up his nuclear ambitions. In an address to the South Korean…

Trump declares nat’l day to remember ‘victims of communism’

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump declared Tuesday a “National Day for the Victims of Communism” to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. “Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than…

Saudi seeks to reassure investors after royal purge

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia sought to reassure investors on Tuesday that a sweeping anti-corruption purge would not affect businesses, including those with ties to arrested suspects, as authorities appeared to widen the crackdown. Dozens of high-profile figures including princes, ministers…

Great again

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BEIJING -- Xi Jinping and Donald Trump have one thing in common — they both want to make their nations great again. But while China’s leader is on the rise, the US president arrives in Beijing laden down with heavy…

Family dispute may have sparked deadly Texas church shooting

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, United States -- A family dispute may have sparked the rampage by a US Air Force veteran who killed 26 people with an assault rifle in a small-town church even though he was legally prohibited from buying guns,…

Delhi wakes up to ‘hazardous’ smog

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NEW DELHI -- New Delhi woke up to a choking blanket of smog on Tuesday as air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city reached hazardous levels. The US embassy website said levels of the fine pollutants known as…

Classroom crash kills 2 kids

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SYDNEY -- Two young children were killed and three seriously injured Tuesday when a car ploughed into their classroom at a Sydney school, with witnesses and emergency services describing “pandemonium” at the scene. The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road…

Rare bomb threats in Japan as Trump kicks off Asia tour

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TOKYO -- Japan was hit by a rare string of bomb threats as US President Donald Trump held talks in Tokyo, kicking off an Asia tour under heavy security, police said Monday. Bomb threats are extremely uncommon in Japan. No…

US massacre

US mourning after gunman kills 26 at Texas church service SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, United States -- The United States was in mourning Monday after a gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire with an assault rifle on the congregation of a…

Climate reality

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Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks SUVA, Fiji -- Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week — climate change is real, it’s already…
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