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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has decided not to wage a nuclear attack on Guam, but noted in a statement that he could change his mind depending on the United State's actions. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

North Korean ruler stands down on threat to Guam

WASHINGTON — North Korea's autocratic ruler has decided not to launch a…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has decided not to wage a nuclear attack on Guam, but noted in a statement that he could change his mind depending on the United State's actions. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
Millennials in South Korea were once maligned as politically detached, but they turned out in force this year to oust the nation’s previous president and elect Moon Jae-in. (Stuart Leavenworth/McClatchy/TNS)

South Korea’s millennials could determine fate of U.S. alliance

SEOUL, South Korea — Derided as self-absorbed, dismissed as a “lost generation,”…

Millennials in South Korea were once maligned as politically detached, but they turned out in force this year to oust the nation’s previous president and elect Moon Jae-in. (Stuart Leavenworth/McClatchy/TNS)
According to a U.S. intelligence report, North Korea has moved toward building a nuclear warhead to fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile.(Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump threatens North Korea with ‘fire and fury’ over nukes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump starkly warned North Korea over its nuclear…

According to a U.S. intelligence report, North Korea has moved toward building a nuclear warhead to fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile.(Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is suspected of shooting, stabbing and burning sleeping villagers in a 2012 attack. (U.S. Army Photo via Tacoma News Tribune/TNS)

US soldier who killed Afghan civilians blames malaria drug

WASHINGTON — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has asked an Army court…

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is suspected of shooting, stabbing and burning sleeping villagers in a 2012 attack. (U.S. Army Photo via Tacoma News Tribune/TNS)

North Korea says U.S. will ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

BEIJING — North Korean state media said on Monday the United States…

South African president Jacob Zuma has weathered several prior attempts to remove him from office, with Tuesday’s secret ballot vote being the latest. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images/ddp images/Sipa USA)

Secret ballot vote on no confidence motion for South African president

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South Africa’s parliament will vote by secret…

South African president Jacob Zuma has weathered several prior attempts to remove him from office, with Tuesday’s secret ballot vote being the latest. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images/ddp images/Sipa USA)

Suicide bombing in western Afghan mosque kills at least 29 people

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing late Tuesday evening inside a Shiite…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's move to rewrite the national constitution has spurred unrest in the country.  (Venezuela's Presidency/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Violence marks Venezuelan election as opposition warns of fraud

CARACAS — Deadly violence marked a lightly attended vote on Sunday to…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's move to rewrite the national constitution has spurred unrest in the country.  (Venezuela's Presidency/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard outside the High Court in London following the adjournment of a hearing in their latest bid to see him treated with an experimental therapy on Monday, July 10, 2017 in London, England. The terminally ill 11-month-old, who is on life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital, remains at the centre of a legal battle that has gained interest across the globe. (Nick Ansell /PA Photos/Abaca Press/TNS)

Baby Charlie parents end legal fight for treatment in US

LONDON — A lawyer for the parents of critically ill baby Charlie…

Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard outside the High Court in London following the adjournment of a hearing in their latest bid to see him treated with an experimental therapy on Monday, July 10, 2017 in London, England. The terminally ill 11-month-old, who is on life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital, remains at the centre of a legal battle that has gained interest across the globe. (Nick Ansell /PA Photos/Abaca Press/TNS)

Iran sentences American to prison for spying

TEHRAN, Iran — A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to prison for…

Venezuelans all over the world voted on Sunday on an unofficial referendum to reject President Nicolas Maduro’s constitutional overhaul plan. (Bryan Cereijo/Miami Herald/TNS)

Venezuelans around the world reject constitutional overhaul

CARACAS, Venezuela — Government opponents sought to deal a symbolic blow Sunday…

Venezuelans all over the world voted on Sunday on an unofficial referendum to reject President Nicolas Maduro’s constitutional overhaul plan. (Bryan Cereijo/Miami Herald/TNS)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a  “memorandum of understanding” between the United States and Qatar on Tuesday. (Bao Dandan/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

US, Qatar sign deal on fighting terrorism amid wider Persian Gulf crisis

WASHINGTON — In a potential breakthrough to a crisis roiling the Persian…

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a  “memorandum of understanding” between the United States and Qatar on Tuesday. (Bao Dandan/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Mosul liberated as Islamic State faces total defeat in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday to declare it…

Protesters demonstrate on Thursday against the G20 Summit during the demonstration "Welcome to hell" in Hamburg, Germany. (Boris Roessler/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Protesters disrupt G20 summit over weekend

HAMBURG, Germany — Violent anti-G-20 protests continued for a third night in…

Protesters demonstrate on Thursday against the G20 Summit during the demonstration "Welcome to hell" in Hamburg, Germany. (Boris Roessler/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
Australian cardinal George Pell attends the Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's square on April 9, 2017, at the Vatican. (Eric Vandeville/Abaca Press/TNS)

Senior Catholic Church officials have rarely faced charges in child sex abuse; here are a few who did

Victims rights groups have long complained that criminal accountability for the sexual…

Australian cardinal George Pell attends the Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's square on April 9, 2017, at the Vatican. (Eric Vandeville/Abaca Press/TNS)
Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City in June 2016. More than halfway through his six-year term, he is Mexico's least popular president since pollsters began taking surveys in the 1990s. (Carlos Tischler/Sipa USA/TNS)

Who is spying on Mexico’s opposition leaders, journalists and activists?

MEXICO CITY — A spying scandal in Mexico widened Thursday after it…

Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City in June 2016. More than halfway through his six-year term, he is Mexico's least popular president since pollsters began taking surveys in the 1990s. (Carlos Tischler/Sipa USA/TNS)

Tanker fire in Pakistan kills more than 150

ISLAMABAD — More than 150 people died Sunday in Pakistan when an…

A man walks past left in memory of the dead and injured June 19 outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London. (Joel Goodman/London News Pictures/Zuma Press/TNS)

Man charged with terrorism after van hits crowd near London mosque, 1 dead and several injured

LONDON — A 47-year-old man has been charged with terrorism after an…

A man walks past left in memory of the dead and injured June 19 outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London. (Joel Goodman/London News Pictures/Zuma Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump gives a speech about his new Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theater on June 16, 2017 in Miami, where he unveiled the changes he's making to the Obama-era policies toward Cuba. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

In Miami, Trump toughens Obama Cuba policy ‘like I promised’

MIAMI — Miami's hardline Cuban exiles embraced Donald Trump when he was…

President Donald Trump gives a speech about his new Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theater on June 16, 2017 in Miami, where he unveiled the changes he's making to the Obama-era policies toward Cuba. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)
Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, UK, on Wednesday June 14, 2017. More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze and London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals. (Jonathan Brady/PA Photos/Abaca Press/TNS)

Fire safety standards questioned as London blaze claims at least 12

LONDON — Local residents and politicians raised concerns about fire safety on…

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, UK, on Wednesday June 14, 2017. More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze and London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals. (Jonathan Brady/PA Photos/Abaca Press/TNS)