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North Korean defectors planning to create a government in exile in the U.S., report says A group of high-profile defectors are planning to establish a North Korean government in exile in the U.S. early next year, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday, citing one the of the group’s leaders. The defectors — some of whom are based in South Korea —...

Confidante, fixer, daughter figure: Rare glimpse of Huma Abdedin’s relationship with Hillary Clinton Few people know this, but Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton celebrated their professional anniversary in September: it’s been 20 years since the two first started working side-by-side. Now, with the election roughly 30 days away, many are wondering how Abedin’s role might evolve in a Hillary Clinton White...

Chechen leader in hot water for televising kids’ mixed martial arts fights that included his sons Ramzan A. Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has long sought to project himself as a muscle-bound brawler. He scares critics, wears camouflage and orders women to stay home. Now Kadyrov is publicly indoctrinating his three young sons in how to...

Powerful Mafia boss listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives arrested — at his own home Polizia di StatoA photo from 2008 when he was last arrested before escaping After five years of being listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, a powerful Mafia boss was finally arrested Wednesday — at his own home. To his apparent dismay, Antonio Pelle,...

‘Buy-bust’ or execution? How this man survived when a ‘death squad’ came after him in the Philippines MANILA — Francisco Santiago is a rare and dangerous thing in a state-led killing rampage: a witness. In the early hours of Sept. 13, on a dark street in the heart of the city, Santiago was shot through the chest and arms in what...

Historian tortured, killed for K first edition of Wind in the Willows, prosecutor tells British jury The Wind in the Willows, first published in 1908, is a lovely tale by Kenneth Grahame of camaraderie, friendship and overcoming greed and excess. The beloved children’s novel features four anthropomorphized animals — a mole, water vole, badger and toad — who become close friends...

Belgian police suspect terrorist link after man stabs two officers, breaks nose of a third before being arrested BRUSSELS — A knife-wielding man stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday in an attack that may be terror-related, Belgian prosecutors said. It was the latest attack on law enforcement officials in a nation that has been on high alert since 32...

Canadian general says anti-ISIS fight about to grow harder Brig. Gen. Dave Anderson told reporters at the Pentagon he is certain the Iraqis will prevail in Mosul.

‘A very delicate issue’: Chinese leader Xi Jinping may not step down as expected after party congress next year BEIJING — The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, appears prepared to defy the Communist Party’s established script for transferring power and delay the designation of his successor until after a party congress next year, unsettling the party elite and stirring speculation that he wants...

Jets from four countries intercept supersonic Russian bombers known as ‘White Swans’ over the Atlantic Aircraft from four different countries scrambled two Russian fighter jets that skirted their airspace in late September, according to a recent report by French defence officials. Norway, the U.K., France and Spain scrambled the jets on Sept. 22. The Russian bombers’ route took them along the...

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Newfoundland and Labrador finance minister resigns suddenly ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister stepped down from her post today, citing "numerous personal...
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