Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) ” The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history.The original Women’s March in 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of protesters; the exact size of the turnout is still subject to politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era. This year, organizers submitted a permit application estimating […]

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen rebels' war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” Fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals, U.N. experts said in a new report.The experts painted a grim picture of a “deeply fractured” country sliding toward “humanitarian and economic catastrophe” with no sign of victory by either side in a conflict that many view as a proxy […]

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army and security forces

Myanmar’s army says it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counter attacks, after the well-armed group carried out deadly strikes on police posts earlier this month.

Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army (AA) – insurgents fighting for greater autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists – and security forces.

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) ” The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local):9:30 p.m.South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be “a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.”Yonhap News Agency quoted a spokesman for the South Korean president, Kim Eui-kyeom, as saying his government will spare no effort for a successful outcome of the summit by closely […]

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