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Philippines leader Duterte says he is willing to shoot criminals himself

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would be willing to shoot criminals himself after sidelining the police 10 days ago in his deadly war on drugs.   He made the comments Friday and they come afte


Shock as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'

GENEVA –  Shock and condemnation continued Saturday after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization by the agency's first African leader


Catalan independence referendum is illegal, Spanish court rules

The gridlock between Catalonia and Spain’s central government continues as tense as ever after the country’s top court officially ruled the highly disputed independence referendum was illegal.   Sp


A look at what might happen if Catalonia declares secession

MADRID –  Time is ticking fast for Spain and its prosperous region Catalonia to try to avoid a much-feared head-on collision that would pose the most serious threat to Spain's national unity in decades.


North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' if new UN sanctions approved - South Koreans fear being caught in nuclear crossfire

North Korea vowed the United States would face “pain and suffering” if the United Nations approved tough new sanctions on the volatile regime Monday, with Pyongyang's threat coming even as Russia and Chin


The Double Edged Sword of Resurgent Japanese Militarism

North Korean provocations have caused a lot of changes in East Asia, but one of the biggest changes is how the relentless tide of belligerence has shifted Japanese attitudes. Japan has a troubled history with militari


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