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04/26/2018 - 05:05

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

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04/26/2018 - 05:05

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.


04/26/2018 - 05:04

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.


04/26/2018 - 04:24

Moon and Kim to meet at military demarcation line Friday: Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.


04/26/2018 - 04:09

Deadly Nicaragua protests subside as talks mooted

A week of deadly anti-government protests in Nicaragua appeared to be subsiding on Wednesday after concessions by President Daniel Ortega set the scene for talks with powerful business leaders.

A week of deadly anti-government protests in Nicaragua appeared to be subsiding on Wednesday after concessions by President Daniel Ortega set the scene for talks with powerful business leaders.


04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 00:04

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler lose new legal bid

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans lost their court appeal Wednesday against a ruling preventing them from going to Rome for treatment, following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans lost their court appeal Wednesday against a ruling preventing them from going to Rome for treatment, following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.


04/25/2018 - 21:01

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.


04/25/2018 - 19:49

England's Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss World Cup with knee injury

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma, the club said on Wednesday.

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma, the club said on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 17:56

US bond yields spook stock markets

European stock markets slid Wednesday and Wall Street wobbled as investors reckoned with rising US Treasury yields.

European stock markets slid Wednesday and Wall Street wobbled as investors reckoned with rising US Treasury yields.

04/26/2018 - 05:40

Fresh faces but same old names in Lebanon election

Fresh young faces may be campaigning to win a seat in Lebanon's parliament next month, but their family names are anything but new.

Fresh young faces may be campaigning to win a seat in Lebanon's parliament next month, but their family names are anything but new.


04/26/2018 - 05:39

Generation gap: South Koreans fear, welcome and ignore the North

In the freewheeling democracy of South Korea, views of the authoritarian North, the prospects for reunification, and Friday's summit between President Moon Jae-in and Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un vary widely.

In the freewheeling democracy of South Korea, views of the authoritarian North, the prospects for reunification, and Friday's summit between President Moon Jae-in and Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un vary widely.


04/26/2018 - 05:24

In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

In the vast desert province of Anbar where Islamic State group jihadists first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores.

In the vast desert province of Anbar where Islamic State group jihadists first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores.


04/26/2018 - 05:05

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.


04/26/2018 - 05:04

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/26/2018 - 00:17

US House passes overhaul of US music laws

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.


04/26/2018 - 00:03

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital: office

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 23:26

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

04/26/2018 - 05:08

Wilder offers Joshua $50 million for heavyweight mega-fight

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua "the money's in the bag" as prospects rose Wednesday of a blockbuster world title unification bout between the unbeaten heavyweights.

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua "the money's in the bag" as prospects rose Wednesday of a blockbuster world title unification bout between the unbeaten heavyweights.


04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 00:12

Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber as Halep survives scare

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.


04/25/2018 - 23:25

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.