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North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

COPENHAGEN — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday.
Manufacturing surge pushes industrial production up 0.3 pct

Manufacturing surge pushes industrial production up 0.3 pct

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 per cent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that manufacturing output jumped 1.
ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at the International Criminal Court, despite being acquitted this week of involvement in deadly post-election violence.
Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate.
Drilling machines help frantic search of trapped Spanish boy

Drilling machines help frantic search of trapped Spanish boy

MADRID — Heavy machinery has been brought in by rescuers in southern Spain who plan to drill vertical tunnels next to a deep borehole to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped there for five days.
Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison, Indonesia's president said Friday, slashing a 15-year sentence.
Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted internat
Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S.
Prince Philip uninjured after car accident; queen's husband is 97

Prince Philip uninjured after car accident; queen's husband is 97

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine.
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