SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea said Monday it won’t negotiate to release arrested American citizens if a former detainee doesn’t stop using what it called slanderous language about the North.
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VIENNA — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that his country backs ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests but did not commit to a time frame, a senior U.N. official said after meeting with the Israeli leader.
WASHINGTON — Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation’s laws.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in Charleston’s public housing projects, and a heroic waterfront statue dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
CAIRO — The Egyptian investigation committee says the flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea.
HONG KONG — A Hong Kong bookseller’s revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and Beijing, with pro-democracy activists staging protests Friday.
BIRSTALL, England — Campaigning in Britain’s European Union membership referendum was at a halt and normal political life was suspended Friday as the country absorbed the daylight slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox with shock ‚Äî and worry that the political fury unleashed by the EU campaign was somehow connected to the killing.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The search continued Wednesday morning for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, authorities said.
The effort was still considered a “search and rescue operation,” said Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defence of its computer networks.
WASHINGTON — A controversial documentary that claims that a Russian whistleblower whose death in prison had inspired a major U.S. human rights law was responsible for the very fraud he had accused Russian officials of perpetrating was shown in Washington on Monday, drawing harsh criticism from his supporters.