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China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to two
North Korea Calls Latest US Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea Calls Latest US Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea says the latest U.S. sanctions against it constitute an “act of war.”The statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, accuses the United States of raising tensions on the Korean
Farewell, Korea: Olympic Games Wrap up Triumphs, Surprises and Politics

Farewell, Korea: Olympic Games Wrap up Triumphs, Surprises and Politics

It began with politics. It ends with ... politics.In between, humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely —
Iran Will Abide by Cease-Fire Except in Suburbs Held by ‘Terrorists’

Iran Will Abide by Cease-Fire Except in Suburbs Held by ‘Terrorists’

Iran said on Sunday that attacks will continue on Damascus suburbs held by “terrorists,” but elsewhere Iran and Syria will respect a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce to allow aid access and
Saudis Flock to Country’s First Jazz Festival

Saudis Flock to Country’s First Jazz Festival

Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative
Storms Dump Rain on Soggy U.S. Midwest, Kill Two

Storms Dump Rain on Soggy U.S. Midwest, Kill Two

A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed two people and threatened more flooding in an area that has seen evacuations because of high water.The
CPR Survival Rates Lower Than Most People Think

CPR Survival Rates Lower Than Most People Think

The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.This overly optimistic view, which may
For Rohingya, Little Progress but ‘Nobody is Coming to Kill Us’

For Rohingya, Little Progress but ‘Nobody is Coming to Kill Us’

Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.But six months after their
NASA Builds Atomic Clock for Deep-Space Navigation

NASA Builds Atomic Clock for Deep-Space Navigation

Only days after the spectacular liftoff of what is currently the heaviest space rocket, the privately built Falcon Heavy, NASA announced the next launch will carry a specially built atomic clock. The
Using Acupuncture Instead of Addictive Opioids to Manage Pain

Using Acupuncture Instead of Addictive Opioids to Manage Pain

Opioid addiction is a crisis in the United States, with more than 2 million Americans dependent on the pain-killing drugs, experts say. Now, the ancient Chinese needle form of acupuncture is providing
Chileans Lose Faith as Vatican Revisits Sex Abuse Charges

Chileans Lose Faith as Vatican Revisits Sex Abuse Charges

To understand why Chile, one of Latin America’s most socially conservative nations, is losing faith in the Roman Catholic Church, visit Providencia, a middle-class area of Santiago coming to terms
North Korean Ice Hockey Player Who Defected Lauds Effort of Joint Women’s Team

North Korean Ice Hockey Player Who Defected Lauds Effort of Joint Women’s Team

A North Korean women’s ice hockey player who defected in 1997 was flooded with memories of her tough sports training as she watched a team from North and South Korea skate through their Olympic
Interior Secretary Alters His Overhaul Plans After Governors Push Back

Interior Secretary Alters His Overhaul Plans After Governors Push Back

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revamped a plan for a sweeping overhaul of his department Friday with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural
US Governors, VIPs Meet to Discuss Trade, Innovation, Key Issues

US Governors, VIPs Meet to Discuss Trade, Innovation, Key Issues

U.S. governors kicked off their winter meeting Saturday in Washington, an agenda focusing on trade and innovation. International cooperation was highlighted, with Australia’s prime minister delivering
Keillor: Relationship With Accuser Simply 'Romantic Writing'

Keillor: Relationship With Accuser Simply 'Romantic Writing'

Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical
Trump Tells Defense Department to Plan Military Parade for Veterans Day

Trump Tells Defense Department to Plan Military Parade for Veterans Day

President Donald Trump said he has asked the Pentagon to stage a military parade in the nation’s capital on Veterans Day.Trump was interviewed live via telephone by Jeanine Pirro, host of Justice with
Governors Welcome New Gun Debate, Skeptical Congress Will Act

Governors Welcome New Gun Debate, Skeptical Congress Will Act

Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift driven by public outrage and student
Testy Exchange With Trump Leads Mexico President to Cancel Visit to White House

Testy Exchange With Trump Leads Mexico President to Cancel Visit to White House

After a testy exchange this past week over a proposed U.S. border wall, Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled plans to visit the White House, according to a report Saturday by The Washington
Security Council to Vote on Yemen-Related Resolution That Would Condemn Iran

Security Council to Vote on Yemen-Related Resolution That Would Condemn Iran

The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn Iran for violating a U.N. arms embargo by providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in
Colombia Extradites Major Drug Suspect to US

Colombia Extradites Major Drug Suspect to US

A suspected drug chief known as the "Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.Washington Edison Prado had tried