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  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court on Thursday rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. A three-judge panel at the Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel's application. Kissel was convicted twice...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm...

  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a...

  • Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games. As South Korea mourns one of its worst-ever disasters, a ferry sinking on April 16 that likely killed more than 300 people, most of them high school students, anything...

  • US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement

    TOKYO (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo. Economy minister Akira Amari, Japan's top negotiator, said too many issues...

  • Caroline Kennedy 'absolutely' would back Clinton

    TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy says she could "absolutely" see herself endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president but she has to decide soon whether to run. Kennedy says she hopes Clinton will run. Kennedy was speaking in an interview with ABC News Thursday from Japan about President...

  • Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government. Rene Abandi said Thursday that he expects Congo to "widen" the list of those under consideration for...

  • Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.

  • China demands local solutions for grievances

    BEIJING (AP) — For decades, members of the Chinese public with grievances against local governments have been traveling to Beijing in the time-honored tradition of appealing to the country's highest authorities. The practice will be banned after May 1 in most cases. The central government on...

  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John...

  • Indonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A prestigious international school in Indonesia says it is cooperating with police in their investigation into an alleged child abuse case that has triggered intense interest. The Jakarta International School headmaster Timothy Carr told foreign correspondents...

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris, also urged the new Kiev government to enshrine the...

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers...

  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that...

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages...



From the Weekly Standard

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