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North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

This comes amid warnings Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear arms activity.

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

The Iranian ship was carrying 136,000 tons of crude when it sank in the East China Sea on 6 January.

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

Senator Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack media

A Republican senator slams the US president for describing the media as "the enemy of the people".

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

BBC News


Business Week Online


International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

Hunting a C.I.A. Mole, Agents Gambled and Let a Suspect Return to China

Officials hoped it would help solve the mystery of the deaths of C.I.A. informants. Five years later, an arrest has been made but the mystery remains.

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

For the White House, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Trilobites: A Wet and Warm Spring, Then 200,000 Dead Saigas

Scientists identified bacteria that caused a mass die-off of the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan in 2015. But the mechanism that made the bacteria so deadly is not understood.

Myanmar Police Gun Down Marchers in Rakhine Ethnic Rally

Rakhine mobs played a part in the Rohingya’s expulsion. Now, at least 7 ethnic Rakhine were killed after defying a government order not to demonstrate.

Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, California, C.I.A.: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

The International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific


International Herold Tribune - Africa&Middle East

Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

The attack, which also wounded at least 48 people, struck a market in the northern city of Maiduguri that has been hit several times by Boko Haram militants.

Gunmen Kidnap 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Nigeria

The gunmen killed two police officers as they seized the visitors, who are investors setting up solar stations.

Books News: Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book

Drawing on her experience as a child who felt self-conscious about her dark skin, the actress hopes to help other kids reimagine what is beautiful.

Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

He received acclaim while living in the United States; when he returned to South Africa after the fall of apartheid, he was welcomed as a hero.

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Experts fear that the president’s remarks about “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

International Herold Tribune - Africa & Middle East


MSNBC.com

House GOP sees a deal to avert shutdown; Senate forecast is dim

House Republicans say they think they have the votes to avert a government shutdown, but the measure's prospects in the Senate remain dim.

What happens if the government shuts down?

The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government. Here's what what happens if they don't.

DHS moves to bar Haitians from agricultural, seasonal worker visas

Haitians won't be able to file for

Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 interview

Porn actress Stormy Daniels described her alleged affair with Donald Trump in a 2011 magazine interview. She now denies the affair, as does Trump.

U.S. withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials.

MSNBC.com


The New York Times

North Korea, Bannon, Apple: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Europe Edition: Angela Merkel, Brexit, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Trump Was Not ‘Fully Informed’ in Campaign Vows on Wall, Chief of Staff Says

John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

For the White House, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal.

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The Wallstreet Journal

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