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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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N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse Voting begins throughout Ireland in major abortion decision Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups China sets...


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AP Explains: What to look for in Irish abortion referendum

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DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to repeal the country’s strict anti-abortion laws. The referendum has divided voters in a traditionally Roman Catholic country where sign of changing attitudes have emerged in recent years. Here’s what to look out for: WHAT WILL BE DECIDED?...


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Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. Peel region police said the explosion was caused by an “improvised explosive device” that was set off by two people who then fled the scene in the Toronto...


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Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

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SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu will be “extremely severe” when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, meteorologists warned Friday, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. At least 17 people are missing from Socotra, with one Yemeni official describing them as likely...


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China sets trial for dissident who chronicled rights abuses

BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer for the Chinese dissident behind a website documenting alleged rights abuses says the activist will be tried for leaking state secrets on June 20. Huang Qi, 55, was arrested in November 2016. Huang’s attorney, Liu Zhengqing, confirmed his trial date on Friday and said he’s...


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Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children

Indonesia Terrorism Law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. Rights groups have...


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Voting begins throughout Ireland in major abortion decision

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country’s strict ban on most abortions. The referendum Friday will decide whether the eighth amendment of the constitution is repealed, which would open the way for more liberal...


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

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 unleased on other top U.S. and South Korean officials. The North...


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Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU’s stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the...


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$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Friday the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million). Police seized 284 boxes of expensive designer handbags and...


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