Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

Peru Pope

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a “social virus”...


The Latest: US says Trudeau putting pressure over trade

Trump Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 12:00 p.m. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross thinks Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his speech at the World Economic Forum to put pressure on the U.S. in the renegotiation of the North...


Gunmen hit British Save the Children charity in Afghanistan, killing 1

Special To The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - A group of gunmen stormed the office of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Wednesday morning, killing one person and wounding at least 11, officials said. The attack came as the country is still reeling from an even...


'America First is not America alone': Trump aims to reset global opinion about him in

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. DAVOS, Switzerland - The Trump administration arrived in the Swiss ski town of Davos Wednesday with a clear message for world leaders and executives: “America First” doesn’t mean America alone. President Donald Trump, accompanied by a total of 10 Cabinet secretaries...


US officials defend trade moves as Davos braces for Trump

Trump Davos-1

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. officials trumpeted America’s commitment to free and fair trade while bracing for possible retaliation by China over new U.S. import tariffs, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Treasury...


A flurry of exchanges, protests: What's next for Koreas?

South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean activists tore photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, a day after the North warned such actions could derail reconciliation efforts around next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. It seems unlikely North Korea would follow through on its...


Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher

China Missing Bookseller

BEIJING (AP) — China should immediately release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train in front of his country’s diplomats by Chinese police four days ago, Sweden’s foreign minister said. The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday indicated Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based book publisher,...


Japanese PM Abe to attend opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

Japan Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday, Abe said he would go to the Feb. 9 ceremony and expressed hope to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in....


Kremlin rejects talks of boycotting the Olympics _ for now

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has dismissed talk of an Olympic boycott after some of Russia’s top athletes were barred from competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Several of the country’s top medal hopes, including six-time short-track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, were barred from next month’s...


Insurgents attack children's group in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of gunmen stormed a non-governmental children’s organization in eastern Nangarhar province, killing one person, said provincial officials. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Wednesday attack was against Save the Children’s...


Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar

Bangladesh Rohingya Afraid to Return

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time. The 30-year-old Rohingya Muslim, who has been slowly rebuilding a shadow of a normal life in a sprawling and squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh, is no mood to return home to Myanmar. After Myanmar expressed...

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