World: South Korea names new PM, finance minister

South Korea's presidential office on Wednesday named a new prime minister and finance minister, the highest-level shake-up since President Park Geun-hye's administration was rocked by a scandal involving a friend accused of meddling in state affairs.
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NATO Wednesday condemned a U.N. treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons program.
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Once a sign of the might of the French Socialists, the party's grand headquarters in central Paris have been put up for sale following the electoral drubbing suffered by the leftwingers this year.
President Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, hailing “strong, sovereign nation
Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Daesh (ISIS) was due in court Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts
Greek authorities say they have arrested the captain and chief mechanic of a ship that was taking part in a cleanup operation after an oil tanker sank and polluted Athens' coastline.
An Indonesian militant was jailed for 11 years Wednesday for orchestrating a plot inspired by Daesh (ISIS) to stage a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace.
Spanish police arrested Catalonia's junior economy minister on Wednesday in their first raid of government offices in the region ahead of an unauthorised referendum on independence, Catalan government
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We have resources to educate those who broke the law. Perhaps, the government should look into the plight of the homeless and help them reintegrate.
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