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

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site-2

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

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American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games‘ ‘Quiet revolution’ leads to abortion rights win in Ireland The Latest: Irish PM plans to move quickly on legal abortion...


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American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home

Venezuela Jailed American

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.


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With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit

South Korea Koreas Tensions-8

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Saturday for the second time in a month, exchanging a huge bear hug and broad smiles in a surprise summit at a border village to discuss Kim’s potential meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and...


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The Latest: Irish PM plans to move quickly on legal abortion

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The prime minister of Ireland says the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalized abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said after...


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'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn’t even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country’s constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed. The decisive...


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Israeli soldier badly wounded in West Bank arrest raid dies

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action this week has died. The military says Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky of an elite undercover commando unit succumbed to his wounds Saturday. The soldier was mortally wounded Thursday when during an arrest near Ramallah a...


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US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States warned it would take “firm and appropriate measures” to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad’s forces move against rebels there. The area in southwestern Syria, between the border city of Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, has...


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Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths. A vaccination campaign is already under...


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Detained Iranian-British woman to face 'security charges'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran is to face trial on “security charges.” Tasnim quotes the head of Tehran Revolutionary Court, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi, making the announcement, without elaborating. Nazanin Zaghari-...


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Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

Colombia Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s most powerful politician, was making his rise to the presidency more than two decades ago, U.S. officials were repeatedly told that the up-and-coming politician had ties to the nation’s drug cartels, according to newly declassified State...


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