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North Korean minister says Trump has declared 'war'
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:53:00 GMTNorth Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Monday that his country has the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes in response to President Trump's "declaration of war." North Korea has "every right to take countermeasures … including to shoot down United ...

Iraqi Kurds vote on creating an independent Kurdistan — but big obstacles stand in the way
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:55:00 GMTSometimes, in the fractious world of Iraqi politics, no means yes. That was the central message from Kurdish leaders Monday morning when Iraq’s Kurds cast their ballots in a controversial independence referendum, despite repeated entreaties and threats ...

British Lesbian Wins Right to Spousal Visa in Landmark Hong Kong Case
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:46:00 GMTHONG KONG — A Hong Kong appeals court on Monday ruled that a British lesbian whose partner works in the city should be granted a spousal visa, a landmark decision that could lead to expatriate same-sex partners moving to the Chinese-ruled financial hub.

‘This Is Chaos’: Day 5 in Storm-Ravaged, Blacked-Out Puerto Rico
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:22:00 GMTA nursing home in San Juan desperately pleaded for diesel as its power generator ran low. An elderly man was carried out on a stretcher after going a week without dialysis. Children wearing nothing but diapers camped out on balconies to stay cool.

Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:31:00 GMTIrma Rivera Aviles, like nearly 200 others, are stuck at shelter in Cataño, Puerto Rico where conditions are getting worse daily. Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria rampaged through the country, she's desperately pleading for help, "The governor needs to ...

Turkey Warns Iraq Kurds It Can ‘Close the Valves’ on Oil Exports
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:51:00 GMTTurkey can choose to “close the valves” on oil exports from Iraq’s Kurdish region through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned as Kurds voted Monday in a referendum on independence from Iraq. The landlocked Kurdish ...

New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:04:00 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result. Prime Minister Bill English’s National Party won the ...

US-backed Forces in Syria Say Russians Attacked Their Position
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:25:00 GMTU.S.-backed forces in Syria's eastern Deir el-Zour province say Russian forces struck their position in a field recently captured from Islamic State militants. Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Russian attack killed one of their ...

North Korea calls Trump tweet "a declaration of war"
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:18:00 GMTUNITED NATIONS --North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was "a declaration of war" against his country by the United States. "This is clearly a declaration of war," Foreign ...

Russia blames US policy for Valery Asapov's death
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:41:00 GMTA senior Russian official has denounced what he called the "two-faced policy" of the US, saying it was to blame for the death of a Russian general, Valery Asapov, in Syria, according to an RIA news agency report. The Russian defence ministry has said ...

Travel Ban: Why Has Trump Restricted Visas From Chad? Experts Are Puzzled
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:17:00 GMTLONDON — President Donald Trump’s decision to include Chad in the latest travel ban has baffled experts who are wondering why the African nation was chosen over others in the region. The new presidential order renews restrictions on five of the six ...

Officials plead for swift aid to Puerto Rico to prevent 'humanitarian crisis'
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMT(CNN)Hurricane Maria whipped Puerto Rico with Irma-level winds, drenched the island with Harvey-level flooding, crippled communications, decimated buildings and damaged a dam that puts downstream residents at risk of catastrophe. But help has been slow to ...

U.S. says American citizen may be missing in Yemen
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMTA general view taken on September 20, 2017 shows a sign commemorating the third anniversary of the Huthis' capture of the Yemeni capital near the Al-Saleh mosque in Sanaa. WASHINGTON --The United States says an American citizen may be missing in Yemen.

North Korea's 'gruesome' murder of Kim's brother meant to 'horrify world,' new report says
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:45:00 GMTThe daring assassination of Kim Jong Nam in February undertaken by two prostitutes in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport has mostly been shrouded in mystery, with few reports from South Korean media speculating why the estranged half-brother of the North ...



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