Zimbabwe army controls broadcaster, says Mugabe, wife safe

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster...


Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying that if he doesn’t resign as the country’s president by noon Monday they will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resumes the following day. Clinging to...


Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The power of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is slipping away. Placed under military house arrest, the ruling party turning against him, he is said to be asking for more time during talks on his departure. Here’s a...


Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

Japan US Military Traffic Accident

TOKYO (AP) — Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. The Marine was slightly injured in...


House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

China Beijing Fire

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. Saturday, three hours after it was...


Life under Kim Jong Un

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “In North Korea, life only gets better if the state helps you. But these days, the state doesn’t help. We’re on our own.” - The bride, now 23, from Hyesan. Escaped from North Korea in May 2017. - - - When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea almost six years...


Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

Japan US Navy

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage Saturday, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on either vessel. The...


Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

France Lebanon-5

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon. Hariri and his family met...


Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless...


US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

US Nuclear Weapons

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a...


Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name...

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