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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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Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games‘ S. Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect Iran seeks...


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Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons...


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Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with...


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The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Two major exit polls have projected that Irish voters have repealed a constitutional ban on abortions. The exit polls by RTE television and the Irish Times both project a landslide victory for the “yes”...


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Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin’s comments in a meeting with top editors of...


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Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said. The blast, the latest to rock Libya’s second-largest city, took place on a commercial street full of...


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Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington’s...


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Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally...


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Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When North Korea slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, its language was very blunt and impolite. But it was milder than its typical crude and inflammatory insults unleashed on other top U.S. and South Korean officials. The North...


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Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

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LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


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