International articles

Negotiations on N. Korea are ‘only right choice’: China

Stressing the need to avoid “chaos” on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and negotiations were “the only right choice” to address the threat from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

US House passes one-week stopgap to avoid govt shutdown

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a stopgap spending bill Friday, sending it to the Senate, which will would need to pass it ahead of a midnight deadline to avert a US government shutdown.

Rescued Taiwanese hiker marks sombre birthday in Nepal

A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued on a Nepal mountainside seven weeks after going missing marked his 21st birthday in a Kathmandu hospital Friday, recovering from an ordeal that left his girlfriend dead.

Common language spells divisions in the Balkans

Nicotine addicts in Bosnia are warned three times on their cigarette packets that “Pusenje ubija” (“Smoking kills”) — but this isn’t an attempt to hammer home the health message.