2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan kingPARIS (AP) ? The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch.
Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid
Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.
South Sudan rebels, army again accuse each other of attacks after pact
By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile. Rebel leader Riek Machar said that South Sudanese government troops had attacked towns held by the insurgents but army spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, rejected the accusation and said it was the rebels who had attacked the government soldiers. During the signing ceremony Kiir said the rebels had attacked government troops in the north of the country.
Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."
Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some statesWASHINGTON (AP) ? New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday ? but only in some states.
Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with South Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured this week's "landmark" agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body. Chairing a meeting of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC), Kim credited the North with striking the deal that ended a tense military standoff with the South, Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency said Friday.
N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff easesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.
Liu breaks China gold drought, Eaton leads decathlon
Liu Hong won the women's 20 kilometres walk on Friday to hand China its first gold medal of the Beijing world championships, as defending champion Ashton Eaton took control of the decathlon. The morning after Usain Bolt's emphatic 200m win at the Bird's Nest stadium, Liu gave home fans something to cheer when she headed a Chinese one-two in the walk with "little sister" Lu Xiuzhi. The pair broke early and built up a massive lead in Beijing's scorching morning heat, with Liu coming home for gold in one hour 27.45 minutes with Lu right behind her.
Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran dealWASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran.