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The North Korean Embassy in Madrid, Spain, on March 28, 2019.<br>(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images/TNS

A bizarre takeover of North Korea's embassy in Spain has an LA man on the run

The North Korean Embassy in Madrid was a soft target. All it took was imitation handguns, fake business cards and some guile for a group of human rights activists to capture the embassy on the evening of Feb. 22. Over four hours, they took hostages, smashed photographs of the country's late dictators and absconded with a stash of electronics and thumb drives.


Hawaii Supreme Court considers Army training grounds case

The Hawaii state Supreme Court is considering a case in which plaintiffs have said the state has not enforced the terms of a lease for Army training grounds, a 156 square-mile property on Hawaii Island used for combat and live-fire training.


Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high.


Marines’ move from Okinawa to Guam could begin as early as October 2024, report says

The transfer of Marines from Okinawa to Guam could begin as early as October 2024 and take 18 months to complete, according to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News service that cites a Marine Corps official on the U.S. Pacific island territory.

Coast Guard visits Philippines for first time in seven years after training in South China Sea

The Coast Guard cutter Bertholf, on loan to the Navy’s 7th Fleet, joined Philippine coast guard vessels to practice search-and-rescue scenarios and other procedures.


US personnel in Japan can join Olympic ticket lottery this month

A ticket sales website hosting the lottery allows people to register and chose events they want to attend. The website includes information about Olympic sports, venues, prices and dates.


US, Japan and Australia train with French aircraft carrier in Bay of Bengal

The exercise in the Indian Ocean involved sailing in formation, live-fire drills and more.


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