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U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'2/24/2018 3:48:43 PMWASHINGTON/SEOUL - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta2/24/2018 3:25:14 PMBEIRUT - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan2/24/2018 5:08:37 PMLASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban.Bangladesh police free detained foreign aid workers2/24/2018 4:10:02 PMDHAKA - The Bangladesh police authority has freed all the foreign aid workers who had been detained near the city of Cox's Bazar after failing to show their passports, visas or work permits, a senior police official said on Saturday.Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45: government official2/24/2018 1:50:21 PMMOGADISHU - The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department2/24/2018 2:46:43 PMWASHINGTON - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.France's Macron engages hecklers in farm-show rite of passage2/24/2018 5:01:57 PMPARIS - France's Emmanuel Macron was booed by angry farmers on Saturday during his first visit as president to the country's main agricultural fair, amid rising discontent over producer prices, European Union trade talks and Chinese land purchases.China's Communist Party to meet on reform ahead of government reshuffle2/24/2018 1:24:30 PMBEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting on Monday to discuss deepening of reform, and will also likely decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government reshuffle next month.Libya's NOC declares force majeure on 70,000 bpd El Feel oilfield2/24/2018 3:36:44 PMTUNIS - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday it had declared force majeure on the 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) El Feel oilfield after a protest by guards closed the field.Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources2/24/2018 9:12:50 AMWASHINGTON - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.