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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

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In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North...

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S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president The Latest: Macron: Ireland makes history with abortion vote...


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Egypt arrests prominent activist, latest in wider crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since presidential elections earlier this year. The officials say Hazem Abdel-Azim was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb late Saturday on accusations that include...


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Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal region with country

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has approved a bill to merge the tribal region along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area. Sunday’s milestone step comes after...


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No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. But on Sunday they were casting their ballots in the first presidential election since the signing of a peace accord with the nation’s biggest...


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Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

Japan Nakasone

TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later, he presided...


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The Latest: Macron: Ireland makes history with abortion vote

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the Irish abortion referendum result (all times local): 1:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that Ireland has made history with its abortion referendum in which voters chose to abolish a ban on terminations. Macron tweeted that “this vote will...


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Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum...


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Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

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LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists say up to 20,000 lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport is reporting flight disruptions after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said Sunday that a lightning strike had...


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1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Congo Ebola

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country’s health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the health ministry statement released Sunday....


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The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

Europe Migrants

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. The service says that its rescue craft has intercepted 73 migrants traveling in four...


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