When veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket as part of his quest to develop ballistic missile technologies.
Sophisticated sensors deployed at the site of a 17-story apartment complex that collapsed during a predawn earthquake Saturday here in southwestern Taiwan detected faint signs of life Sunday, including occasional cries, from some of the 119 people the authorities believed were buried deep under layers of rubble.Keith Bradsher
A new mathematical model from a team of UAF researchers calculates the volume of ice lost from Greenland's largest glaciers and the effects of those losses on the island's massive ice sheet.Yereth Rosen
Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rocked the U.S. political establishment Tuesday night, harnessing working-class fury to surge to commanding victories in a New Hampshire primary that drew energetic turnout across the state.Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy
Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said.The Associated Press