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Kim Jong-un purges North Korea's army chief

Kim Jong-un is apparently keeping up his purge of undesirable elements within the upper echelons of North Korean society with the reported sacking of his hawkish army chief.<p><b>Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'</b><p>Kim Kyok-sik, who is believed to have been behind the sinking of the South …

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W.H. prepares for Obamacare push

Three years after signing Obamacare into law, President Barack Obama finally looks eager to talk about it.<p>The White House is mapping out a strategy to deploy the president, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden in what will be their most coordinated effort yet to sell …

North Korea 'cancels' US envoy's visit

<b>North Korea has revoked an invitation for a US envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of an American man, the US state department says.</b><p>Robert King, the US special envoy for North Korean rights, was expected make his appeal to release Kenneth Bae, 45, on humanitarian grounds.<p>Mr Bae, a …

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China to investigate fearsome former security chief

Zhou Yongkang, the fearsome former head of China's security apparatus, has been put under investigation for corruption, it has been claimed.<p>For eight years before his retirement last year, 70-year-old Mr Zhou was one of <b>China's</b> most powerful men, running the police, paramilitary police, the …

Oman sultan's Iran visit sparks hopes of progress in nuclear standoff

Iran,Oman,Middle East and North Africa,Nuclear weapons,Hassan Rouhani,Media,US news<p>Iranian media speculates that former hostage negotiator will mediate between US and Islamic republic on nuclear programme<p>The first visit by a foreign leader to Iran since Hassan Rouhani assumed the presidency came …

Saudi Arabia Passes Domestic Abuse Ban For First Time

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia banned domestic abuse this week, outlawing any form of abuse at home or in the workplace.<p>The Council of Ministers' approval of the law Monday marks the first time the country has officially recognized domestic violence as a punishable crime. Offenders may face up to …

UK took three weeks to act over data at New York Times, says Guardian

The government took more than three weeks to act on authoritative information about the whereabouts of a collection of secret intelligence data leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, despite now claiming the information risks "grave damage" to the security of British intelligence and armed …

Booker: 'My sexuality not an issue'

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker on Thursday night called the remarks made by his rival in the New Jersey Senate race questioning his sexuality “so extreme” and noted that he has “affirmed my sexual orientation numerous times over the years.”<p>Booker told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes during an interview that …

French Still On Board With Syria Strike, Even If Americans Aren't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>France's president said on Friday that his country is still willing to participate in a military …

Manmohan Singh tries to quell fears over Indian economy

India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, has made a rare speech in parliament in an attempt to restore investors' confidence in the Indian economy and halt the slide of the rupee.<p>Singh, an economist credited with leading a crucial wave of reforms in the early 1990s but recently widely criticised for …

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DNI to release surveillance data

In the face of intensifying criticism about its secret surveillance practices, the Obama administration announced late Thursday it would release aggregate data each year about its requests for phone call logs and Internet chats.<p>James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said in a …