Koreas hope to reopen stalled joint factory park
Japan moves closer to restarting nuclear reactors
Cambodian opposition leader vows to end exile
Afghanistan arrests former US translator

Koreas hope to reopen stalled joint factory park
North and South Korean delegates agreed on a desire to restart a stalled jointly run factory park after overnight talks that ended early Sunday, but they couldn’t immediately reach an accord to reopen the complex that had been a symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement.

Japan moves closer to restarting nuclear reactors
Japan moved a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors Monday as four utility companies applied for safety inspections of 10 idled plants, the clearest sign of a return to atomic energy nearly two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster.

Cambodian opposition leader vows to end exile
Cambodia’s charismatic self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has vowed to return to Cambodia ahead of this month’s general election to help challenge the 28-year rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Afghanistan arrests former US translator
Afghan authorities have arrested a man who served as a translator for U.S. Special Forces and was wanted on allegations he tortured and killed civilians, the country’s intelligence service said Monday.

40 still missing in deadly Canada oil train crash

Hazardous conditions hindered firefighters’ attempts Monday to search for some 40 people still missing after a runaway oil tanker train exploded over the weekend, killing at least five people.

Prince Andrew becomes first UK royal on Twitter
Britain’s Prince Andrew has joined the micro-blogging service as @DukeOfYork. Within hours of opening the account Monday, Andrew had more than 10,000 followers — but also had received several abusive comments.

Greek creditors say agreement on reforms reached
Greece’s debt inspectors reached an agreement with the cash-strapped country Monday on reforms needed for the release of the next batch of its vital bailout loans, although they warned of an “uncertain” economic outlook.

Bombing suspect in court for 1st public hearing
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his brother has arrived in a courtroom for his first public appearance since the deadly attack.

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