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October 16, 2018 2:33 AM Koreas and UN Command meet to discuss disarming border

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command were meeting Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea’s Defence Ministry said the talks at the Panmunjom border village mark the first meeting between the Koreas 10

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 43

October 11, 2018 12:34 PM 7-Eleven launches Foodora delivery offering

TORONTO—Some Canadians will be able to get Slurpees, condoms, medicine and ice cream delivered to them at the touch of a button. Berlin-based food delivery app Foodora launched an offering Thursday that will allow customers to order products from convenience store chain 7-Eleven in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The partnership will make use of 48 7-Eleven 14

October 10, 2018 11:50 PM Israel defends detention of U.S. student who allegedly promoted boycott

JERUSALEM—A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview, Gilad Erdan, who oversees the government’s efforts to counter 13

October 9, 2018 3:36 PM Kanye West to meet Trump for talk about prison reform, gang violence

“Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago,” Sanders said. Kushner has spearheaded the administration’s efforts overhaul the criminal justice system, and Trump on Monday said he had instructed the Department of Justice to work with law enforcement 10

October 9, 2018 11:59 AM Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

“When you speak the same language it is because you have the same mother, and this gives us hope,” the pope said. “The suffering of the division is great, and I understand this and pray that it ends.” North Korea’s reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea’s closest ally, over bishop 9

October 7, 2018 11:40 PM Pro-Russia leader wins Serb seat in Bosnian’s presidential election

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia—Pro-Russia Serb leader Milorad Dodik won a race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-member presidency, deepening ethnic divisions in the country that faced a brutal war some 25 years ago. Preliminary official results from Sunday’s election gave Dodik 56 per cent of the vote and his main opponent, Mladen Ivanic, 42 per cent. The projections 7

October 7, 2018 10:23 PM Vote counting begins in Cameroon presidential election

Gun fighting between the military and separatists began Saturday in at least six towns and villages including Nkambe, Mamfe and Kumbo. Several buildings have been burned, including residences where voting material was thought to have been stored. Several armed men had been killed by military in the Southwest region, Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai confirmed 23

October 2, 2018 4:55 PM Donald, Eric Trump co-ordinated with former lawyer to keep Stormy Daniels quiet

U.S. President Donald Trump personally guided efforts in February to keep Stormy Daniels from talking about their alleged 2006 tryst —and his son Eric was enlisted to help in the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Trump allegedly instructed his then-lawyer Michael Cohen in a phone call to seek a restraining order against the adult film star. Cohen 11

September 29, 2018 4:43 PM Chrystia Freeland postpones UN speech as NAFTA deadline looms

They haven't said why, but it's likely to let Freeland focus on efforts to get Canada into a trilateral NAFTA deal with the U.S. and Mexico, which sources say have intensified this week in the face of Monday's congressional deadline. The text of the existing U.S.-Mexico deal is expected to be published by Sunday, and there have been fears that Congress 15