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SOUTH KOREA A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said yesterday. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died yesterday morning

9/11 museum shows SEAL’s shirt from bin Laden raid

The items went on view yesterday at the ground zero museum, where leaders see them as an important and moving addition to a collection that often uses personal artifacts to

UKRAINE | Rebel shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Clashes broke out yesterday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. At least two houses

USA | Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use

UK | London offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told the

Offbeat | Maine lobstermen catch 2 albino lobsters in week

The Portland Press Herald reports that Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino

Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that the U.S. should become what she called the world’s 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign

Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly. It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey’s

The Buzz: Nespresso settles with French regulator on knockoff capsules

Nestle SA, the owner of Europe’s largest single-serve coffee brand, reached a final agreement with France’s competition regulator to lift obstacles to makers of knockoff capsules for Nespresso coffee machines.

TAIWAN | Niu says Chinese civil war film changed his life

Niu Chen-zer has fulfilled a longtime dream to make a film paralleling his father’s journey as a soldier who left China for Taiwan during the civil war in the late

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JAPAN The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended a substantial cut to the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna, a move conservationists say is only

NATO SUMMIT |Russia: Ukraine’s membership ambitions threaten talks 

Russia’s foreign minister warned yesterday that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine. Undeterred, Ukraine’s president began a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and other top NATO leaders

Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants 

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared yesterday that their nations will “not be cowed” by extremists

This Day in History | 1997 – Mother Teresa dies

The nun from Skopje, Macedonia, had been battling ill health for some years, and in March stepped down as head of the order of nuns she founded. She was revered by

Offbeat | Chilean player dies during friendly game

A player from a third-tier club in Chile died of a heart attack during a friendly match against top-flight team Deportivo Palestino on Wednesday. Carlos Barra, a 23-year-old representing Deportes Maipo

The Buzz: EU assesses sports sanctions against Russia

European Union nations are looking at sporting sanctions to punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis but diplomats say the immediate targeting of high-profile events like the 2018

Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

The United States’ competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. In its survey released

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JAPAN’s prime minister has picked a record-matching five women in his new Cabinet. The appointments are seen as a way for Shinzo Abe to showcase his “womenomics” pledge to revive

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