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Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

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Charleston, Nov 12 (AP) - The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice's removal.
It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some past and present justices in varying accu-sations including abuse of authority and failure to rein in excessive spending that engulfed the state's highest court for months.
Republican Gov. Jim...
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Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed

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South Korea, Nov 7 (AP) - A meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean envoy has been delayed, throwing stalemated diplomacy over the North's nuclear weapons into further uncertainty.
The State Department said in a short statement Wednesday the officials would...
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Scientists save biodiverse Australian island from invasive ant species

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Canberra, Nov 7 (Xinhua) -- Australia's peak scientific body has successfully eradicated an invasive ant from a World Heritage listed island, potentially saving its volatile ecosystem.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) said on Tuesday that the African...
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UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

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United Nations, Nov 6 (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized action against illicit oil exports from Libya until February 2020, and it added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for sanctions over objections from Russia and China.
The vote in the...
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Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

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Sanaa, Nov 5 (AP) - Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday.
Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea coastal city...
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