US warplanes flies close to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea—US warplanes flew close to North Korea’s coast last Saturday, the same day that the North’s foreign minister told the UN General...

May breaks impasse in Brexit talks

Britain and the European Union are set to resume Brexit negotiations next week after United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May broke the stalemate in the...

Trump tax plan targets 20% corporate rate

Republican tax negotiators are targeting a corporate-tax rate of 20 percent, according to two people familiar with the matter. That would be higher than...

Pentagon tests technology to fight Islamic State drones

WASHINGTON—At the vast, windswept White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this year, nearly a dozen military contractors armed with laser guns, high-tech...

New 6.1-magnitude quake shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY—A strong new earthquake shook Mexico last Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already-damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new...

Lonely Japanese guy in search of a ‘submissive’ girl he can...

A virtual lover for the lonely doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, if you don’t mind a bit of bondage.That’s the fate of women,...

Opec, allies flash mixed signals over further action on crude cuts

On the eve of a gathering in Vienna, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its allies gave mixed signals on what they...

Experts head to Beijing to test experimental nuclear reactors

China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear-power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the US...

China’s young globe-trotters are driving world travel gains

“China, led by younger adults, has become vital to the global travel market’s growth,” according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Brian Egger and Margaret Huang, citing...

Singapore emerges as top launchpad for global cyber attacks–Israeli firm

Singapore has overtaken nations, including the US, Russia and China, as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security...

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the...

Trump considering stricter cap on refugees

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to...

Night of anguish for parents at Mexico’s collapsed school

MEXICO CITY—Gustavo López recognized the boy’s clothes first. His tiny frame, pulled from the wreckage, lay over the jagged pieces of what remained of...

North Korea will be ‘totally destroyed’ if it threatens US

UNITED NATIONS—President Donald J. Trump brought the same confrontational style of leadership he has used at home to the world’s most prominent stage on...

Rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh—Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. Several Rohingya...

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

ATLANTA—A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues,...

A much-changed icon, Suu Kyi evades Rohingya accusations

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar—Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and de facto leader of Myanmar, stood before a room of government officials and...

Trump administration rejects study on positive impact of refugees

WASHINGTON—Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States...

Trump calls for U.N. reform with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS—President Donald  J. Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill...

UK officials lower terror-threat level

LONDON—British police made progress last Sunday in their frantic pursuit of suspects and evidence connected to the bomb that partially exploded on a packed...