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25 October 2017 7:29 AM US Ambassador Brown accepts advice after conduct complaint

US Ambassador Brown accepts advice after conduct complaint U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown told a New Zealand website Wednesday he accepted advice that he should be more culturally aware after a U.S. inquiry into his conduct at a Peace Corps event in Samoa. The Stuff website said Brown acknowledged complaints were made about his comments to a female food server 133

18 October 2017 4:50 PM Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuffed repeated requests from Democratic lawmakers Wednesday to detail his conversations with President Trump on the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey in May. At a contentious oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic senators peppered the nation’s top law enforcement officer with questions 88

6 October 2017 12:36 PM As Putin Turns 65, His Power Is Slowly Waning

On Oct. 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin turns 65. As of this year, this is the maximum retirement age for Russian civil servants, which can only be raised in special cases. Though Putin, as an elected official, is not subject to this law and has indicated that it's too early for him to retire, he reaches this milestone in a surprisingly vulnerable 84

2 October 2017 2:27 AM Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in Malaysia trial

Two women have pleaded not guilty in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, at the start of their trial in Malaysia. Mr Kim died in February at Kuala Lumpur's airport, in a mysterious case that has gripped the world. Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, are accused of rubbing the highly toxic nerve 81

21 September 2017 5:15 PM Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading 89

5 September 2017 3:10 AM The North Korean chessboard: What next for the main players?

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Over the weekend, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, claiming it had detonated a thermonuclear bomb for the first time. The regime in Pyongyang has been signaling 65

29 August 2017 4:15 PM Theresa May hosts reception for England women's cricket and rugby sides

Theresa May has hailed a "watershed summer" for women's sport as she welcomed the England cricket and rugby teams to Number 10. Skipper Heather Knight led England's cricketers to victory in the Women's World Cup in July while their rugby union counterparts finished as runners-up after losing a thrilling final to New Zealand last week. Prime minister 73

18 August 2017 7:32 PM The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Turnbull said Saturday that the boy's mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday's attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Turnbull says the boy's 88

18 August 2017 7:32 PM The Latest: Police in Catalonia search 2 buses

Police in Catalonia say they have searched two buses in their hunt for violent extremists believed responsible for a pair of deadly attacks in the northwestern region of Spain. Police say on their Twitter feed that they searched the buses in Girona and Garrigas, towns in the northwest of Catalonia, but the operation yielded nothing of importance. They provided 89

18 August 2017 1:38 PM High costs emerge in oil drilling debate

If Norway went along with calls from climate experts and its own Greens Party to halt all new oil exploration, the country would likely still be able to maintain its welfare state but at a “dramatically” higher cost to its citizens. That’s the conclusion of new research, presented just as protesters temporarily stopped some oil drilling in the Barents 98