• North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report
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    North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report

    The reports of Kim's departure from North Korea came after Vietnam announced that Kim would make an official visit in "coming days", as the Southeast Asian country prepares to host the summit with Trump on Wednesday and Thursday. Trump and Kim will meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi

  • Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Casablanca
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    Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Casablanca

    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, pregnant with their first child, arrived in Casablanca on Saturday night for a three-day tour to promote girls' education and mental health awareness. The couple were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly and his wife Alix, and

  • Spanish right-wing parties could hold a majority in parliament: poll
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    Spanish right-wing parties could hold a majority in parliament: poll

    Spanish right-wing parties PP, Ciudadanos and Vox could together hold a parliamentary majority in a snap election on April 28, one opinion poll showed on Saturday. It was the first such outcome in a major poll since Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the early election a week ago after Catalan

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: ‘Perception Gaps’ podcast, and Sahara exploration

    Your “Perception Gaps” podcast series is one of the most interesting things I’ve come across in a long time.... I especially enjoyed the gun suicide segment because I learned that I was one of those folks who was completely wrong in my statistical assumptions. Does the salt trade still exist?

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Global Newsstand: Extreme weather is beginning to affect Australia – and the world, and more

    “The northern hemisphere faced a polar vortex, while Australia during December and January was the hottest on record,” writes R. Keller Kopf. Australia’s heatwave has exposed cracks in our unsustainable water, land-use and climate policies. Australia is experiencing this water stress now.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Back out in the open, Europe’s anti-Semitism kindles new response

    As dusk fell over Paris last Tuesday evening, some 20,000 people gathered around the iconic statue of “La République,” floodlit in patriotic red, white, and blue, to demonstrate their disgust at anti-Semitism. “I can’t stand this racist filth anymore,” said Florent Nicoud, a bearded young filmmaker.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Too strong for other women? Why star runner’s case strikes a nerve at home

    Growing up in rural South Africa in the 1980s, Hlengiwe Buthelezi got used to hearing that she was too much. Too much like one of the boys – whom she regularly outmatched in neighborhood pickup soccer games. Today, Ms. Buthelezi co-organizes a competition called the AfroGames for lesbian, gay, bisexual

  • The Latest: Valero stops importing Venezuela crude oil
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    The Latest: Valero stops importing Venezuela crude oil

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

  • Three UN peacekeepers killed by suspected bandits in Mali
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    Three UN peacekeepers killed by suspected bandits in Mali

    Three UN peacekeepers in Mali have been killed by suspected bandits while travelling on leave along the road from the capital Bamako to neighbouring Guinea, sources said. Friday's attack was a robbery, a Malian security source told AFP, adding that the three victims were from Guinea, which contributes

  • Reuters

    Venezuela's Guaido proposes all options be kept open to oust Maduro after aid blocked

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro's use of troops to violently block the entry of humanitarian aid meant he would propose to the international community that all options remain open to oust Maduro. "Today's events

  • Associated Press

    English qualifier Evans upsets Isner in Delray Beach semis

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — English qualifier Daniel Evans upset second-seeded John Isner 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the Delray Beach Open final.

  • Reuters

    China aims to 'optimize' spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

    China plans to "optimize" the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticized by some for spreading Communist Party influence. In 2004, China began setting up the government-run bodies, whose

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 2:55 a.m. GMT

    DANDONG, China (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader's sister, the North

  • Japan scholar and translator Donald Keene has died at 96
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    Japan scholar and translator Donald Keene has died at 96

    TOKYO (AP) — Donald Keene, a longtime Columbia University professor who was a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, died Sunday in Tokyo, the city that he had made his home. He was 96.

  • The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep 'all options' open
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    The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep 'all options' open

    CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

  • North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un on train to summit
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    North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un on train to summit

    DANDONG, China (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed.

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    Venezuela's Guaido says he will ask international community to keep 'all options' open in fight to free his country

    CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's Guaido says he will ask international community to keep 'all options' open in fight to free his country.

  • Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation
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    Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

    TOKYO (AP) — The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands.

  • Associated Press

    21 killed in bus accident at China's largest silver mine

    BEIJING (AP) — A total of 21 people have been killed and 29 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at China's largest silver mine in the country's north, the Emergency Management Ministry said Sunday.

  • Reuters

    After Venezuela violence, Pence to meet with Guaido in Colombia

    On Saturday, troops loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blocked convoys of U.S. humanitarian aid from crossing from Colombia to Venezuela, using teargas and rubber bullets and killing two protesters. The violence could lead the United States to impose new sanctions as early as Monday to cut

  • Maduro's troops block Venezuela aid convoy with tear gas, bullets
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    Maduro's troops block Venezuela aid convoy with tear gas, bullets

    Trucks laden with U.S. food and medicine for Venezuela returned to warehouses in Colombia after opposition supporters failed to break through lines of troops, leaving dozens of demonstrators injured. Angered by the Colombian government's support for opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maduro said he

  • Associated Press

    Cameron Bancroft scores century in 1st-class cricket return

    SYDNEY (AP) — Cameron Bancroft has carried his bat for an unbeaten century against New South Wales in his first-class cricket return after a nine-month ban for his part in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.

  • Senegal votes with incumbent Sall confident of first-round win
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    Senegal votes with incumbent Sall confident of first-round win

    Senegal votes Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall looks confident to win in the first round after his main challengers were banned from running in the West African country's ballot. Sall, a former geologist who first took the presidency in 2012 after beating his former political

  • Reuters

    North Korean leader Kim leaves by train for summit with U.S. in Hanoi: KCNA

    Kim left Pyongyang by train on Saturday afternoon for the Feb. 27-28 summit accompanied by senior North Korean officials, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said. The delegation with Kim includes top North Korean officials who took part in last year's expanded summit talks between Kim and

  • Associated Press

    First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi