WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

THE WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 50 min ago
US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa.

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

THE WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 50 min ago
Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump.

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

AP - 11 hours 50 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. 2017-04-23T21:07:00-04:00 2017-04-24T01:07:53-04:00
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Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

BBC WORLD NEWS - 12 hours 10 min ago
He was trying to drive from New South Wales to Perth across the outback but was stopped by police.

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

THE WASHINGTON POST - 12 hours 20 min ago
Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year.

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

THE WASHINGTON POST - 12 hours 20 min ago
Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang’s follow-up act will be even bigger.

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

AP - 12 hours 20 min ago
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year. 2017-04-23T20:03:00-04:00 2017-04-24T00:03:41-04:00
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Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation: Human Rights Watch

REUTERS - 12 hours 22 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight North Korean defectors in China face involuntary repatriation after being detained by Chinese police last month, the Human Rights Watch group and a pastor who have been assisting them said on Monday.

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

BBC WORLD NEWS - 12 hours 58 min ago
Centrist Emmanuel Macron will take on the far-right's Marine Le Pen in France's run-off election.

Taiwan’s “hacker minister” reshaping digital democracy

THE WASHINGTON POST - 13 hours 20 min ago
Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm.

Pence to cut short his trip to Hawaii

THE WASHINGTON POST - 13 hours 20 min ago
US Vice President Mike Pence plans to shorten his visit to Hawaii ahead of a busy week for President Donald Trump.

Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

REUTERS - 13 hours 48 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it was in talks about holding joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, as U.S. President Donald Trump called the leaders of Japan and China amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test.

'Australia first' fortifies position of country's prime minister

REUTERS - 13 hours 58 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an "Australia first" policy, a newspaper poll showed on Monday.

Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

THE WASHINGTON POST - 14 hours 20 min ago
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

THE WASHINGTON POST - 14 hours 20 min ago
North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

AP - 14 hours 20 min ago
PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. 2017-04-23T18:29:00-04:00 2017-04-23T22:29:23-04:00
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N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

AP - 14 hours 20 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. 2017-04-23T18:22:00-04:00 2017-04-23T22:22:00-04:00
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North Korean university names detained US citizen

BBC WORLD NEWS - 14 hours 38 min ago
Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at a Pyongyang institution before his arrest.

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

BBC WORLD NEWS - 14 hours 38 min ago
Nicolas Maduro seeks dialogue with the opposition ahead of the latest in a series of protest rallies.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

THE WASHINGTON POST - 14 hours 50 min ago
Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

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