Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea

South Korean owners who run factories in the suspended inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, attend an emergency meeting held by the council of South Korean companies operating in the industrial park, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."(AP Photo/Ahnn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.



U.N. mission sends Burundi officers home over unrest

Helmets belonging to soldiers of the Nigerian army are seen as part of preparations for deployment to Mali, at the Nigerian Army peacekeeping centre in JajiThe U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political unrest in their home country, Burundi, an internal document showed. Ten months of violence triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term has left more than 400 people dead in Burundi, which emerged from an ethnically charged civil war in 2005. A fax dated Feb. 5 sent by the U.N.'s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York and seen by Reuters on Thursday notified the Central African mission, MINUSCA, of the decision to send the officers home.



WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials
Commerzbank shares soar 14% on strong 2015 results

Commerzbank, Germany's second biggest bank, says its profits quadrupled in 2015Commerzbank, Germany's second biggest bank, said Friday that its profits quadrupled in 2015 and it would resume dividend payments as it expects to see further profit growth this year. Investors welcomed the strong 2015 showing by Germany's second-biggest lender which posted a net profit of 1.06 billion euros ($1.2 billion), compared with 266 million euros the year before. "2015 has shown that our strategy is right and that the implementation has been successful," boasted chief executive Martin Blessing.



Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money

In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a primary night watch party at Concord High School in Concord, N.H. Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time. The insurgent Democratic presidential candidate’s success with low-dollar online fundraising perfectly complements his denouncement of big money in politics. He’s making big money, all right, but in little increments from average people.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.





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