Deal delays eviction threat for San Francisco nuns
South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park
By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North. The discussions would focus on placing one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system with the U.S. military in South Korea, a South Korean defense official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
South Korea - North responsible for consequences from Kaesong shutdownSouth Korea said on Friday that North Korea would be held responsible for any consequences after the North kicked out South Korean workers and froze the assets of companies at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex. South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo told a news conference that North Korea's action to freeze the assets was "illegal" and warned the North not to do anything to damage the property of South Korean companies.
Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch
Mexico greeted Pope Francis with mariachi music and throngs of Catholic faithful lining the streets after he held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba. President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed into the Popemobile to wave at crowds across the capital of the world's second largest Catholic country. "Francis, brother of the Mexican people!" the crowd chanted as an estimated 300,000 people braved the evening cold, holding up telephones to light his way.
Rihanna puts the sexy into sweats in NY runway debut
Barbadian superstar Rihanna, feted as much for her daring style as her vocal chords, closed out day two of New York Fashion Week by unveiling a debut collection for Puma that put the sexy into sweatpants. Following in the footsteps of music star Kanye West, who on Friday booked out Madison Square Garden to parade his Yeezy Season 3, "RiRi's" first catwalk collaboration with the German brand has been one of the most hotly anticipated celebrity-link up of fashion week.
Voges, Khawaja centuries put Australia in lead
Adam Voges boosted his Test average to more than 100 on Saturday as he and Usman Khawaja scored centuries to set Australia up for a huge lead in the first Test against New Zealand. Australia were 463-6, heading New Zealand by 280 on the first innings at stumps on the second day. Khawaja was out for a classic 140 and Voges, given a life on seven, was unbeaten on 176.
Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims dailyDENVER (AP) ? The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.
Questions raised about what happened in Mexican prison brawl
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) ? Prosecutors charged three state officers with homicide after a bloody prison brawl that ended with 49 dead, raising questions about what happened during the melee inside Mexico's Topo Chico lockup that saw inmates fight with hammers, cudgels and makeshift knives.
NY Fashion Week: Rihanna does Puma, Wu on fast fashion
Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie
Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, "multisensory" David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend. The music industry's biggest night takes place Monday barely a month after the shocking death of Bowie, who over his half-century career became one of the most influential figures in pop culture. Lady Gaga, known for her brash outfits and sexual openness, is among the contemporary artists who is most obviously inspired by Bowie, the pioneer of glam rock.