Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

South Korea Koreas Tension Ending the War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his “blessing” for North and South Korea...


Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

APTOPIX Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials form the Afghan interior and public health ministries. Public Health Ministry spokesman...


The world's oldest person dies at 117

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. At 117, Nabi Tajima was older than modern-day Australia, and everyone else known to live on the planet. Tajima, born Aug. 4, 1900, in Araki, Japan, and recognized as the world’s oldest person, has passed on that mantle. She died Saturday, having been hospitalized...


Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. The militants agreed to give up their last pocket in...


Will President Trump ever go to London? The saga of the special relationship's long-

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Since he entered office last year, there has been persistent talk of President Donald Trump visiting Britain. The United Kingdom is one of the United States’ strongest allies, and a trip to London is often on the schedule for any president. Like many of his...


At least 57 Afghans killed in Kabul suicide bombing, health officials say

Special To The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 57 people waiting at the entrance of an office issuing national identity cards were killed Sunday in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital, the Public Health Ministry said. Officials had earlier reported that the attack, which was...


Instead of peace, indigenous Filipinos get the Duterte treatment

Special To The Washington Post. BUTUAN, Philippines - Junrey Manlicayan, a member of the Banwaon tribe, voted for President Rodrigo Duterte. He believed that Duterte, a fellow native of Mindanao island, understood the plight of indigenous communities like his, and that he could deliver on his...


At least 52 Afghans killed in Kabul by suicide bomber, health ministry says

Special To The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 52 Afghans waiting at an entrance of the office for voters’ registration were killed Sunday in the capital of Kabul, the Afghan Health Ministry said. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State and was a possible sign of bloody times...


Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

Koreas Past Failures

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday to suspend further intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down...


World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Japan Oldest Person

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki said. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known...


The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 dead


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 48 dead and 112 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro confirmed the toll...

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