SKorea open to summit with North’s Kim, but it won’t be easy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in answers reporters' question during his New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Moon said Wednesday he's open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks with the North to resolve the nuclear standoff. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s been more than a decade since the leaders of the two Koreas have held a summit. Could it happen now?

Catalan separatists agree to deal to re-elect Puigdemont

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 file photo, ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont speaks during a press conference at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels. Catalonia’s main separatist parties said Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018 they have agreed to re-elect fugitive Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month, although how to make that legally possible is still up in the air. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia’s main separatist parties said Wednesday they have agreed to re-elect fugitive Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month, although how to make that legally possible is still up in the air.

China suspends firefighting efforts after tanker explosion

Mohsen Bahrami, a spokesman for National Iranian Tanker Company, NITC, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the headquarters of the NITC, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

BEIJING (AP) — An explosion rocked a stricken oil tanker off the coast of Shanghai on Wednesday, forcing maritime authorities to suspend firefighting and rescue efforts, Chinese officials said.

5 killed as mud sweeps away homes in California burn areas

Carpinteria resident Jeff Gallup carries his bike through mud on Foothill Road in Carpinteria, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least five people were killed and homes were swept from their foundations Tuesday as heavy rain sent mud and boulders sliding down hills stripped of vegetation by Southern California’s recent wildfires.

Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.

Ex-Arizona sheriff, Trump ally Joe Arpaio running for Senate

FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. Arpaio is running for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was spared a possible jail sentence last year when his political ally President Donald Trump pardoned his criminal conviction for disobeying a judge’s order, announced Tuesday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote speech at CES International Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird many of the world’s smartphones and personal computers.

Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

In this picture released by official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group Qom residents, in a mosque at his residence in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Khamenei on Tuesday blamed "Americans and Zionists" for the recent protests, saying money supporting them came from "one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf." (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces arrested some 3,700 people during widespread protests and unrest over the past two weeks, a lawmaker said Tuesday, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.

Greece to limit Sharia law after European Court challenge

In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, pilgrims walk outside Kirmahalle Cammi mosque in the northeastern Greek town of Komotini. Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit powers of Islamic courts which operate in a border region of the town of Komotini that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, following a European court challenge. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority.



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