- S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegations
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.
- Come look at intel material, White House tells House panel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to surveillance of the president's associates.
- Israeli cabinet approves new settlement, first in 2 decades
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the court-ordered demolition of a settler outpost.
- Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, was released to the North on Thursday, more than a month after his murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport unleashed a fierce diplomatic battle between the two countries.
- As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest
WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, with or without U.S. support.
- Trump, Denmark's premier meet amid Brexit, NATO concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held his first meeting Thursday with Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, declaring that the two countries enjoy a "truly great relationship."
- The Latest: S. Korea ex-leader arrives at detention center
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on legal problems of South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye (all times local):
- Pentagon gets OK for more aggressive airstrikes in Somalia
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted the U.S. military more authority to go after al-Qaida linked militants in Somalia, approving a Pentagon request to allow more aggressive airstrikes, officials said Thursday.
- G7 culture ministers discuss threat of cultural trafficking
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — During their first-ever formal meeting, culture ministers representing Group of Seven industrialized nations on Thursday decried the looting and trafficking of cultural treasures by terror groups while experts acknowledged that objects believed looted by extremists are starting to surface in the marketplace.
- Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress in what opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are decrying as the latest attempt to install a dictatorship in the South American nation.