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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Press kept out in S. Korea

By Sun, Mar 25, 2012 1:00PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — This is South Korea, right? The democracy with a free press and a close alliance with the United States? When President Barack Obama arrived at the presidential palace in Seoul Sunday, he was missing his constant traveling companions: members of the U.S. press corps traveling

Syria is top item as US, Turkish leaders confer

By Sun, Mar 25, 2012 8:15AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and Turkey’s prime minister are looking for ways to bring about needed change in Syria as that nation’s leadership continues a bloody crackdown on civilians. Obama met Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan (RAY’-sep TIE’-yip ERR’-doh-wan) Sunday ahead of a nuclear

Afghan father tries to cope with shooting rampage

By Sun, Mar 25, 2012 3:10AM UTC

HARMARA, Afghanistan (AP) — Mohammad Wazir can barely take a sip of water because it reminds him of his 7-year-old daughter, who brought him a glass three days before she was killed with 10 other loved ones in a shooting spree allegedly carried out by a U.S. soldier in southern

Officials: Pakistani Taliban training Frenchmen

By Sat, Mar 24, 2012 7:00PM UTC

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday. Authorities are

North Korea’s planned rocket test: Why it matters

By Sat, Mar 24, 2012 2:00PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have the bomb, but it hasn’t perfected ways to put one onto a missile that could strike faraway enemies like the United States. This is why Pyongyang’s announcement that it will launch a satellite on a long-range rocket next month is drawing

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