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U.S. imposes new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

The action came a day after the United States returned North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism.              
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Mike Pompeo is first high-ranking US official to visit region since controversial White House move on Jerusalem
Iraq plans to use drones to monitor and protect its export and production pipelines in the first quarter of 2018, an oil ministry spokesman said Monday.
 Rakhmat Akilov, who has confessed to driving a truck that killed five people in an attack in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, will stand trial in February, the main prosecutor in the case said on Monda
As a protest against the election of a new chief prosecutor by ruling Socialists, opposition MPs threw smoke bombs in the Albanian parliament, reports actualno.  Before the vote, right-wing oppositio
ATLANTA - The Latest on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Airport operations were resuming Monday morning in Atlanta, a day after a crippling power outage ...
NEW YORK - Tavis Smiley says PBS made a big mistake by suspending him from his talk show. He tells ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday he's never coerced anyone into a ...
Zimbabwe's army declares an end to the military intervention that ousted Robert Mugabe, promising to shut down their last roadblocks in the capital a
SAAS-FEE, Switzerland - The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps — up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 ...
Israeli media said Abbas had been pressured by Saudi Arabia to make concessions to Israel  
At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of househ
An investigation involved child sexual abuse going back decades.              
The European Commission will open an investigation into Ikea’s corporate taxes./The The Swedish furniture giant has one division based in the Netherlands, which the Commission say
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police are investigating a fatal crash on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack. Police say a southbound car struck the center barrier at about 9:15 p.m. Sund
The Freedom Party is the EU's only far-right party in power and plans controls on asylum seekers.
A father-of-four murdered his wife then hanged himself weeks after an anonymous note alluding to his wife having an affair was delivered through the family door, an inquest in the UK heard.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A man has died from injuries suffered in a fire at his South Carolina apartment. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler told local media that 64-year-old Charles Daniels of C
Former nurse Sarah Mullally was appointed Bishop of London on Monday, the first female to take the job which is one of the most senior in the Church of England.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A woman has died after the all-terrain vehicle she was riding broke through the ice in Itasca County. A man on the ATV with her survived. Sheriff’s officials say th
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say flu is now widespread in the state. The Connecticut Post reports that the Department of Public Health has received reports of influenza in at
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A second trial has been scheduled for one of the defendants in an eastern Iowa homicide. The Telegraph Herald reports that the new trial starting date for Eric Campbell Jr. is

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