AP word cloud: The message in Pyongyang’s propaganda

This image made on Dec. 4, 2017, shows a word cloud representing a visual display of terms used by the North Korean government's Korean Central News Agency's English-language service. The Associated Press boiled down 1,542 stories filed between July 1 and Oct. 11, 2017, by the official North Korean news agency to a list of the words that appear most frequently. The resulting word cloud reveals some of the key patterns Pyongyang employs in its rhetorical wars with Washington. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang)

TOKYO (AP) — Kim. Nuclear. War.

Iran TV videos target 2 detainees accused of espionage

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe who is detained in Iran, during a public demonstration to the Shia Islamic Centre of England in north London, calling for her release from prison, Saturday Nov. 25, 2017. Mother of young child Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in Iran since April 2016, accused of spying which she denies. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television aired videos Sunday targeting a Briton and an American serving time on espionage charges, likely trying to pressure the U.S. and Britain as London considers making a $530 million payment to Tehran.

Pope’s visit important for tiny Asia Catholic populations

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, ethnic Kachin Christians arrive at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar. Pope Francis on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 begins a six-day trip to the two countries. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday begins a six-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country.

Extremists go Hollywood to recruit ‘heroes’ in their ranks

FILE - This image made from video posted on a militant website July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. The Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they too can be a hero like Bruce Willis’ character in “Die Hard.”(Militant video via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis’ character in “Die Hard.”

FBI gave heads-up to few of Russian hackers’ U.S. targets

Traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building Wednesday night, Nov. 1, 2017. Scores of U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about attempts to hack into their emails even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has found.

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