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Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Oct. 15, 2018 5:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi media on Monday echoed the kingdom's hard-line threat of retaliation for any sanctions over the disappearance and alleged death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as demands grew for boycotts of the same international brands once courted by the kingdom....

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Oct. 15, 2018 4:57 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the...

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Oct. 15, 2018 4:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid...

Global stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 15, 2018 4:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks slipped Monday as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent in early trading to 5,079.25, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down less than 0.1 percent at 6,995.44. U.S. shares were also set...

The Latest: Koreas to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Oct. 15, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on high-level peace talks between the rival Koreas (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony sometime in late November or early December on an ambitious future project to connect their railways and roads. South Korea's...

Koreas to hold talks in November to set up video-conference meetings between aging relatives separated by Korean War

Oct. 15, 2018 2:35 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Koreas to hold talks in November to set up video-conference meetings between aging relatives separated by Korean War .

Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics

Oct. 15, 2018 2:34 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics.

Koreas to hold groundbreaking ceremony in late November or early December for a future railway meant to link the rivals

Oct. 15, 2018 2:30 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Koreas to hold groundbreaking ceremony in late November or early December for a future railway meant to link the rivals.

Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

Oct. 15, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The nine climbers who died during the worst disaster on a Nepal mountain in recent years included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen. An official from the South Korea's Corean Alpine Club said the bodies of Kim...

The Latest: Moon gives condolences for Korean climbers

Oct. 15, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Latest on mountaineering deaths in Nepal (all times local): South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an amateur hiking enthusiast who visited Nepal in 2016, has expressed condolences for the climbers who died in a storm on a Nepal mountain. Five South Koreans and four Nepalese guides...