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Trump orders new sanctions against North Korea, Kim calls him 'deranged'

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions against North Korea on Thursday and Pyongyang's leader defiantly vowed to persist with its nuclear and missile programs and said it would consider measures against the United States. | Video

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Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

MEXICO CITY Rescuers toiled on Thursday to extract survivors, including Taiwanese workers, from collapsed buildings after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years, but the Navy said no children were now trapped at a school at the heart of rescue efforts.

Mexico, Environment 5:50pm EDT

In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

SEOUL Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, swiftly put the news behind her to focus on more immediate worries.

7:11pm EDT

Fearing far-right surge, Merkel tells Germans to vote on Sunday

BERLIN Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote.

Germany 6:05pm EDT

Catalan leader presses on with banned vote on split from Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA The Catalan regional leader on Thursday said he would press on with an Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, flouting a court ban, as tens of thousands gathered for a second day on the streets of Barcelona demanding the right to vote.

Spain 3:49pm EDT

U.S. pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya: Haley

NEW YORK The United States is worried about the "tragedies" in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and U.S. authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military leaders to stop the crackdown, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.

United Nations, Myanmar 5:16pm EDT

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