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  • Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

    BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear. In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Chris Pratt: 'Lego' land has some North Korea overtones

    One of the rich elements of "The Lego Movie" is its sense of place. For a fictional land, it has plenty of echoes of the real world. With a populace kept numb by plastic pop music, contrived reality TV and fast-food giveaways -- and a general sense that...
  • Australian missionary reportedly detained by North Korea

    BEIJING -- A Hong Kong-based missionary from Australia has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious materials, his family said Wednesday. John Short, 75, was taken into custody Sunday, his wife told the Advertiser, a newspaper...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
  • The nightmare that is North Korea

    It's one thing to know that third-generation strongman Kim Jong Un maintains an iron grip on North Korea's 25 million people. It's another thing to read the horrifying particulars of how his regime wields its control — through starvation, torture,...
  • Mother of Kenneth Bae visits imprisoned son in North Korea

    SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him. Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months.  Over the summer,...
  • It takes two to end a war

    "This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands." President Barack Obama at National Defense University, May 23, 2013 They say all is fair in love and war (I'm skeptical), but that doesn't mean war...
  • Mexico's Lopez Obrador, fiery leftist, suffers heart attack

    MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s fiery leftist leader, suffered a heart attack early Tuesday and was hospitalized in stable condition, doctors said. Lopez Obrador, a two-time presidential contender, former mayor of Mexico...
  • Spain posts first drop in off-season unemployment in 16 years

    Spain posts first drop in off-season unemployment in 16 years
    Jobless claims in Spain dipped by a meager 2,475 in November, but the drop marked the first time in at least 16 years that unemployment eased during the dire months that follow the summer tourist season. The Labor Ministry employment report for November...
  • North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says

    North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday. In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...