BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons. Song Tao, who heads
Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel about the political crisis in Lebanon. The Saudi foreign ministry said the government would deliver a protest note to Germany's ambassador in Riyadh over what it said
Greek police clashed with hooded youths in Athens on Friday after thousands marched to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country. More than 10,000 people marched peacefully to the embassy of the United States, which some Greeks accuse of having
“The summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump may have been a success in demonstrating the solid Japan-U.S. alliance in the face of North Korea’s security threat...,” states an editorial. “A new [Saudi Arabian] anti-corruption committee was announced in the kingdom and
Following Ruth Walker’s passing, I wanted to pass on a sincere appreciation for a woman who made my day almost every time I read her “Verbal Energy” column. In fact, truth to tell, it was usually the first thing I turned to when my Monitor Weekly arrived. (No offense, all you serious reporters and bureau
In a part of the world known for its rampant machismo, the recent Presidenta period marked a hopeful turning point for Latin America. There have been signs of progress in gender equality in many nations, but some women are disappointed that Bachelet and her fellow women leaders did not do more. “At
Now, it’s the US Capitol – where a wave of complaints about sexual abuse and harassment have flooded the stately halls and engulfed a sitting senator, Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota. Women lawmakers and aides say inappropriate sexual behavior has long been “pervasive” on the Hill, largely kept in
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday into two U.S. prosecutors involved in trying a Turkish-Iranian businessman for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to the country's official news agency.
By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Tension has been growing between the two communities this
PARIS (Reuters) - France is considering whether to host a meeting of the International Lebanon Support Group to discuss the political crisis in the country, a French presidential source said on Saturday. The source said there was no decision yet on whether it would take place or whether it would be a
DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise Saturday, the Navy said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted construction along their border.
Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday after a reconciliation agreement with Hamas gave the Palestinian Authority control over the crossing for the first time since 2007. A Palestinian official at the Rafah crossing said it had opened at 0700 GMT and was expected to stay open for
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea this past week removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms that were as long as 27 centimeters (10.6 inches).
(This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to remove phrase at end to show Spiegelhalter did NOT say the possible association with AML was "not a concern".) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers
BERLIN (AP) — German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions.
By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as "Pocket Hercules," died Saturday. He was 50.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite.
Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets Saturday celebrating the crumbling of President Robert Mugabe's ruthless regime, which had controlled the country for nearly 40 years. In scenes of public euphoria not seen since independence in 1980, huge crowds marched, danced
Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19. "The bodies of three men discovered on Saturday, aged 28, 58, and 35, have been identified by their families," Nikos Papaefstathiou, head of
By Joe Brock and MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans celebrating the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe marched towards his residence in the capital Harare on Saturday, live television pictures showed, as the country prepared to oust its leader of the last 37 years. Hundreds of