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

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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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German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

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BERLIN (AP) — Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence. Police said over 5,000 people turned out for...


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Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel’s invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said. Anwar Raja of the...


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Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

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LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled...


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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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S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

North Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month...


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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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