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Cause for alarm

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TOKYO -- A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a “sense of urgency” over North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, stressing it even threatens Pyongyang’s allies China and Russia. Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the Pacific Command, spoke…

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop probe

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s beleaguered White House was rocked Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations — that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation, and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials. The Republican billionaire’s…

Venezuela death toll hits 42

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CARACAS -- A 17-year-old boy and two men died in Venezuela after being shot during anti-government protests, prosecutors said Tuesday, bringing to 42 the number of people killed in six weeks of unrest. The latest deaths made the recent wave…

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

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NEW DELHI -- A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday. The child has said she was…

Xi’s moment

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to rewrite world trade rules and cast himself as a champion of globalization as he capitalizes on a US retreat into “America First” policies, analysts say. But not everyone is buying the rhetoric.…

Did Trump divulge top secret intel to Russians?

WASHINGTON — Embattled US President Donald Trump faced explosive allegations that he divulged top secret intelligence to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office, a charge the White House scrambled to rebut Monday. The Washington Post reported that Trump revealed highly…

Whiz kid foiled cyberattack

PARIS -- They are called white hats — the good guys in the Wild West of the internet — and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.…

UN Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea ballistic missile test

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UNITED NATIONS, United States -- The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. North Korea’s long-term bid to develop a credible nuclear attack…

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

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NEW DELHI -- An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion, police said Tuesday. The child, who was often left at home while her…

Malware terror

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World braces for more cyberattacks LONDON -- Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart…


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Manhunt on for hackers behind global cyber-attack LONDON -- International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the…

Cyber ransom

WASHINGTON -- A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks — which experts said affected dozens of countries — used a technique known…

China pushes soft-sell propaganda

BEIJING -- A video of an American father telling his daughter bedtime stories about the Chinese president’s signature project. A music clip with children singing about sharing “the goodness.” A cartoon of a whisky bottle riding a train. Chinese propaganda…

Hostel helping fund N. Korea nuke thrust

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BERLIN -- It’s an unusual dilemma that tourists in Berlin have to grapple with — will getting into a hostel bunk bed help finance North Korea’s nuclear ambitions? Backpackers staying at the Cityhostel found themselves struggling with precisely this question…
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