North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclea...

North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear ...

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.” Katsumi Takenaka stood at ano...

UN can't confirm weapons used in Saudi attacks were Iranian

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the world body has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks this year on a...

Pentagon tests long-banned ballistic missile over Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some U.S. arms control advocates said th...

Pope presses anti-nuke, environment call in peace message

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pressing his anti-nuke campaign in his annual peace message, saying the fear of nuclear annihilation embodied by the doctrine of deterrence provides a false sense o...

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid ...

Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, indirectly criticizing President ...

North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the cou...

America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Do...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2019. There are 23 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1980...

After 14 years, eastern North Carolina judgeship gets filled

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the U.S. Senate confirmed a university professor to a North Caro...

Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is lashing out at European countries for joining a body that would allow some trading with Iran despite U.S. sanctions. Benjamin Netanyahu sa...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2019. There are 31 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, ...

Pope wants to officialize immorality of nuke arms possession

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is planning to change official Catholic Church teaching to declare the use and possession of atomic weapons as “immoral,” to make clear that his rejection of...