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Obama, world leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

President Barack Obama and other world leaders meet during the opening plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit, Friday, April 1, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished. Closing out a nuclear security summit on Friday, Obama warned of a persistent and harrowing threat: terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear bomb. He urged fellow leaders not to be ...

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North Koreans hunker down in loyalty campaign

North Koreans hunker down in loyalty campaign

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to boost production and demonstrate their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un in a 70-day campaign aimed at wiping out “indolence and slackness.” To show their loyalty, workers are putting in extra hours to boost production in everything from coal mining to fisheries. Bright red flags and propaganda ...

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UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. The United States and North Korea’s traditional ally China spent seven weeks negotiating the new sanctions, which include mandatory ...

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North, South Korea trade fire across disputed sea border

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Chang May Choon for The Straits Times SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) — Tensions escalated on the divided Korean peninsula yesterday as both sides traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border, after a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters. North Korea fired about 500 rounds of artillery into the waters north of the ...

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SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels. The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory late Sunday in international waters southeast of Cyprus. Rear Adm. John Kirby says no one was injured in the operation, which was approved by President Barack ...

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Libya orders use of force against oil tanker

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s Defense Ministry has ordered its naval and air forces for a second time to use force against a North Korean-flagged tanker loading oil from terminals seized by militias. The Sunday announcement came a day after Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan said that the military didn’t execute earlier orders to stop the tanker docked at al-Sidra ...

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