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N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia denounced the country’s...

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area

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MATOPO HILLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is celebrating his 93rd birthday amid granite hills where ancient spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power in a region known for opposing the man who says he’ll run again in 2018 elections....


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The Latest: Indonesia: Suspect was paid $90 to attack Kim

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 5 p.m. Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia says the Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong...


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Tale of 'El Caballo' lays bare Argentina's culture of graft

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. For a quarter century, one man ruled the Rio Parana, the mighty Mississippi of Argentina. His name is Omar Suarez. Along the Parana, the nation’s pipeline for key exports including soybeans, corn and wheat, he is better known as El Caballo: a hard-charging horse. Little moved...


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Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday. Siti Aisyah also told authorities she did not want her parents...


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Malaysia awaits lab tests after nerve agent used in airport

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — One day after Malaysia revealed that VX nerve agent was used in a bizarre killing at the Kuala Lumpur airport, police said Saturday that they have raided a condominium and were awaiting lab results on what they found. The public poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, which took...


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AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. Malaysian police said Friday that a chemical weapon — the toxic VX nerve agent — was used to kill...


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Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

Philippines Troubled Senator

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won’t be intimidated by a leader she called a “serial killer” after police arrested her on drug charges. Leila de Lima said the accusations against her were...


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AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?

North Korea Trumping China Analysis

TOKYO (AP) — China’s announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea’s nukes. While China is Pyongyang’s biggest enabler, it is also the biggest...


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Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine. Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who spent two years in a Russian prison before her release last year, visited a prison in the rebel-held city of Makiivka....


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France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

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PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level...


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