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North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/May 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was “intercepted” at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22, according to the Korean Central […]The post North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen appeared first on STL.News.

Police: Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings

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http://www.stl.news - AUSTIN, Texas/May 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A student with a large hunting knife stabbed at least four people on the University of Texas campus, killing one and seriously wounding the others before surrendering to police, authorities said. There was no immediate word about a motive. Student Rachel Prichett said she was standing in line at […]The post Police: Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings appeared first on STL.News.

Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/May 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A crane collapsed Monday at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, killing six workers and injuring 22. Rescuers were searching for people trapped under debris after the 32-ton crane fell on a ship Monday afternoon at its shipyard on Geoje island. The company said the crane […]The post Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers appeared first on STL.News.

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump said he won’t be happy if […]The post Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: S Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. South Korea’s navy says it has started joint exercises with U.S. ships, including the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, which the United States dispatched to the region in a show of force amid the growing […]The post The Latest: S Korea navy begins drill with US supercarrier appeared first on STL.News.

AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S Korea has limits

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. So it was jarring to see the absolute confidence with which America’s top Pacific commander described the ability of a contentious U.S. missile defense system, scheduled to […]The post AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S Korea has limits appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/April 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s activities (all times local): 7:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. But in a post Thursday morning on […]The post The Latest: Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out appeared first on STL.News.

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North. South Korea’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes […]The post US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power appeared first on STL.News.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/April 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76. Gallin died Friday after a long battle with […]The post Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76 appeared first on STL.News.

Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

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http://www.stl.news - BEIJING/April 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France’s closely watched presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 retreated 0.6 percent to 5,043.53 and London’s FTSE-100 shed just under 0.1 percent to 7,124.36. Germany’s DAX was little-changed at 12,023.01. […]The post Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote appeared first on STL.News.

US Defense Sec’y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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http://www.stl.news - TEL AVIV, Israel/April 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication […]The post US Defense Sec’y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons appeared first on STL.News.

VP Pence praises Indonesia’s democratic, tolerant values

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http://www.stl.news - JAKARTA, Indonesia/April 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s democracy and moderate form of Islam on Thursday alongside the president of the world’s most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region’s largest mosque. Pence’s comments, though routine, had significance for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who […]The post VP Pence praises Indonesia’s democratic, tolerant values appeared first on STL.News.