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Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start

Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran.
Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges

Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges

WASHINGTON — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014

U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates and Americans moving from crowded urban areas to houses in the suburbs.
Malaysia deports Myanmar migrants despite court order

Malaysia deports Myanmar migrants despite court order

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian immigration authorities said Tuesday they have deported 1,086 Myanmar migrants, breaking a court order to halt their repatriation following an appeal by two human rights groups.
Relative of British queen jailed for sex assault at castle

Relative of British queen jailed for sex assault at castle

LONDON — A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his ancestral castle in Scotland.

Dutch arrest suspect in 3 armed robberies in Germany

BERLIN — A German man suspected in three heists against money transporters, including one at Cologne-Bonn airport, was arrested in the Netherlands on Tuesday, German investigators said.
Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners

Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners

BEIJING — Improper storage and use of explosives caused a massive blast at a gold mine in eastern China that killed 10 people last month, state media reported Tuesday.
Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

OECUSSE, East Timor — A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoverished families, in the first clergy sex case to emerge in East Timor — the most

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister critically ill

Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Michael Somare, was in critical condition in a hospital over the weekend with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents

Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her clear support Tuesday to electoral reforms that would likely further exclude opposition voices and cement Beijing’s control over the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s politics.