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How a North Korean soldier escaped his regime, and five other global stories - Washington Post

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:08

Washington Post

How a North Korean soldier escaped his regime, and five other global stories
Washington Post
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: A daring dash at one of the world's most closely patrolled borders. The biggest story: A rare defection from North Korea. A ...
The intense, deadly struggle to escape North Korea is getting even worseMic
NK defected soldier is 20-something officer: NISThe Korea Herald
Questions raised on why South Korea did not return fire to protect North Korean defectorThe Straits Times
Korea JoongAng Daily -The Sun Daily -Southeast Missourian -Daily NK
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Cambodia top court dissolves main opposition CNRP party - BBC News

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:33

BBC News

Cambodia top court dissolves main opposition CNRP party
BBC News
Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's main opposition party, leaving the government with no significant competitor ahead of elections next year. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is accused of plotting to topple the government ...
Cambodia's main opposition party dissolved by Supreme CourtReuters
A Vote in Cambodia's Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle DemocracyTIME
Cambodia's top court orders opposition party dissolvedWashington Post
Telegraph.co.uk -Aljazeera.com -SBS -Asia Times
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As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough - NPR

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:01

NPR

As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough
NPR
Governments are wrapping up a meeting in Bonn, Germany, to figure out how to implement a global climate agreement. The conference has focused on the pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which nations made two years ago in Paris. But even ...
Trump Climate Exit Panned in Bonn But Cheered in Lordstown, OhioBloomberg
The Latest: UK, Canada launch alliance to phase out coalWashington Post
Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate scienceBBC News
The American Prospect -The Guardian -The New Yorker -Reuters
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South Korea earthquake halts major exam for university entry - BBC News

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:41

BBC News

South Korea earthquake halts major exam for university entry
BBC News
South Korea has delayed its nationwide college entrance exam for the first time ever, after the country was struck by an earthquake on Wednesday. Students and parents usually spend months preparing for the crucial exam. The 5.4 magnitude tremor hit the ...
South Korea earthquake leaves 1500 homeless, dozens injuredUSA TODAY
iPhone X Deliveries May Be Delayed By Wednesday Earthquake In South KoreaInternational Business Times
S. Korea quake leaves dozens injured, 1500 seeking shelterDaily Mail
The Korea Herald -The Hankyoreh -Midland Reporter-Telegram -HuffPost
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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper - Reuters

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:03

Reuters

Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources. Iranian-British ...
UK may pay $600m debt to Iran in bid to free jailed citizenThe Times of Israel
Husband of UK woman jailed in Iran presses for Tehran visitNew Haven Register
Britain preparing to transfer £400m pounds to IranMiddle East Eye
HeraldScotland -Evening Standard -HuffPost UK -The Times
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Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran - Washington Post

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:14

Washington Post

Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran
Washington Post
CAIRO — Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military — the largest standing Arab army — into ...
The Upstart Saudi Prince Who's Throwing Caution to the WindsNew York Times
An open secret': Saudi Arabia and Israel get cozyNBCNews.com
[Trudy Rubin] Trump hitches Mideast policy to a reckless princeThe Korea Herald
Bloomberg -Financial Times -MyDaytonDailyNews -Newsweek
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Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape - Reuters

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:19

Reuters

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape
Reuters
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past three months against Rohingya Muslims in ...
Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee MyanmarWashington Post
Burma: Widespread Rape of Rohingya Women, GirlsHuman Rights Watch
Military 'burns Rohingya alive', says Human Rights WatchThe Australian
FRANCE 24 -Voice of America -U.S. News & World Report -Aljazeera.com
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Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar's Military, Report Says - New York Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:01

New York Times

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar's Military, Report Says
New York Times
Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh in September, after fleeing Myanmar. Human Rights Watch, which interviewed Rohingya women and girls in refugee camps, said almost all of the rapes they reported were gang rapes. Credit Adam Dean for The New York ...
Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rapeReuters
Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee MyanmarWashington Post
Burma: Widespread Rape of Rohingya Women, GirlsHuman Rights Watch
Voice of America -The Brown Daily Herald -Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun -Times LIVE
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Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US Trump just reversed that. - Washington Post

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:14

Washington Post

Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US Trump just reversed that.
Washington Post
The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama. African elephants are ...
US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, ZambiaCNN
Trump to allow imports of African elephant trophiesThe Hill
Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from AfricaFox News
New York Daily News -HuffPost -Daily Beast -BuzzFeed News
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Report: Trump Admin Will Allow Import of African Elephant Trophies - Newsmax

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:06

Newsmax

Report: Trump Admin Will Allow Import of African Elephant Trophies
Newsmax
The Trump administration is preparing to reverse an Obama-era ban on the import of some African elephant trophies, The Hill reported Wednesday. Hunters will be allowed to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the U.S. ...

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Donald Trump's Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies - Gizmodo

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:40

Gizmodo

Donald Trump's Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies
Gizmodo
President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to reverse a Barack Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia to the U.S., ABC News reported on Wednesday, in a remarkably petty attack on rules intended to ...

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Ignore Trump's Tweets? The World Wonders How That Works, Exactly. - HuffPost

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:59

HuffPost

Ignore Trump's Tweets? The World Wonders How That Works, Exactly.
HuffPost
WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump back tweeting from the White House and his chief of staff's advice to the world about ignoring those tweets still fresh, the world has a simple question: How, exactly? Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly told ...

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Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy - Washington Post

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:34

Washington Post

Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy
Washington Post
TOKYO — With all the verbal barbs flying between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump these days, China's decision to send its most senior official to North Korea in more than two years could be a welcome opportunity to ...

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Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip - CNN

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05

CNN

Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US' standing in ...

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Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip - CNN

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05

CNN

Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US' standing in ...
China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn BridgeNew York Times
Trump talks Asia trip — not Moore — in first remarks since returnThe Hill
Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easyWashington Post
Los Angeles Times -Fox News -The Atlantic -Politico
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Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip - CNN

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:01

CNN

Trump claims 'America is back' post-Asia trip
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US' standing in ...
Trump talks Asia trip — not Moore — in first remarks since returnThe Hill
Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profitsUSA TODAY
Trump hails 'historic' Asia trip, despite lack of major wins abroadPolitico
CBS News -ABC News -New York Daily News -Voice of America
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Trump is 'getting through' to China, Tony Shaffer says - Fox Business

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:53

Trump is 'getting through' to China, Tony Shaffer says
Fox Business
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.) of the London Center for Policy Research discusses President Trump's trip to Asia and how he is handling the North Korean threat. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret) on Wednesday said President Trump is “getting through” to China ...

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At UN Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans - New York Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:26

New York Times

At UN Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans
New York Times
Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter. BONN, Germany — If world leaders are angry at the United States for rejecting the Paris climate change agreement, few at United Nations ...

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Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits - USA TODAY

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:06

USA TODAY

Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits
USA TODAY
Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump's private businesses. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Statement - Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
beltAndRoad - The State Council of the People's Republic of ChinaThe State Council of the People's Republic of China
Remarks by President Trump at APEC CEO Summit | Da Nang, VietnamThe White House
Obama White House Archives
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Longing for peace: Pope to preach dialogue in Bangladesh, Myanmar - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:56

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Longing for peace: Pope to preach dialogue in Bangladesh, Myanmar
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar, during a private audience at the Vatican May 4. (Credit: Paul Haring/CNS.) Both Myanmar and Bangladesh have experienced tensions between religious communities and have ...
Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope saysNational Catholic Reporter
Big Papa: Pope gets white-and-yellow LamborghiniNBCNews.com
Pope gifted Lamborghini but will donate the custom car to help ISIS victimsNew York Daily News
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