PAJU, South Korea (AP) — 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."
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians started nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power.
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BERLIN (AP) — Emergency workers on Thursday were working with two huge cranes to remove the wreckage of a head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany. They were also still looking for a missing black box hoping to get more clues about the cause of the accident.
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North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and placed it under military control, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war". Pyongyang said it was seizing the assets of all the 124 South Korean companies operating factories in Kaesong, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) across the border inside North Korea. In a key move, it also cut two key communication hotlines with Seoul, leaving authorities in the South scrambling to verify the status of up to 250 South Koreans believed to have been in Kaesong when the expulsion order was issued.
PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant.