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Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals....
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How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The closure of a factory park in North Korea jointly run by both Koreas has robbed the impoverished North of a rare source of legitimate hard currency. Seoul says it shut the Kaesong complex in response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch to keep its impoverished neighbor from using the money factories provided to fund its nuclear and missile programs....
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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1....
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NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece....
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Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote
DUBLIN (AP) -- The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election....
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Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most hardened killers....
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Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him....
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The Latest: Clinton, Sanders wrap up Milwaukee debate
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):...
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South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government....
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Russian PM warns of world war in Syrian conflict
MUNICH (AP) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the use of ground troops in the Syrian conflict could result in world war....
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