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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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Senator, Trump say Utah man released from Venezuela jail North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games‘ Prime minister, abortion rights groups claim win in Ireland The Latest: 1st results from Ireland abortion vote revealed...


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Senator, Trump say Utah man released from Venezuela jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges. Sen. Orrin Hatch says on Twitter that Joshua Holt has been freed. President Donald Trump tweets that it’s “good news,” and says Holt is expected to land in...


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Prime minister, abortion rights groups claim win in Ireland

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for social justice Saturday as exit polls and early results indicated Ireland had voted overwhelmingly to repeal a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking Saturday before official results were announced,...


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The Latest: 1st results from Ireland abortion vote revealed

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The first official results for Ireland’s landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country. The...


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Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

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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22 killed in Uganda when speeding bus strikes beer truck

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A police spokesman says 22 people are dead after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck on its way to Uganda’s capital. Emilian Kayima says in a statement that 14 others were injured in the crash Friday evening near Kiryandongo town. Police dispute a...


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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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The Latest: Kiev subway evacuated after hoax threat

Ukraine Soccer Champions League Final

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local): 4:39 p.m. Kiev police say they evacuated five stations on the city’s subway network after a hoax caller warned of bomb attacks. Ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool...


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North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit

South Korea Koreas Tensions-8

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon’s office said. Kim and Moon met...


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Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are uncomfortable with the...


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