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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


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AP Top International News at 5:08 a.m. EDT

‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families 2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar UN: Basic human rights being ‘chiseled away’ in Venezuela...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


World

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back. There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to a million people lost their lives to violence and...


World

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Turkey Elections

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey’s ruling system into an executive presidency. It will either solidify President Recep...


World

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Matteo Salvini on Friday said “we ask humanly and politically that Malta finally opens one of its ports and lets these...


World

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. “This is simply because we have had enough of him,” government...


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UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan...


World

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

India Kashmir Strike

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured. Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip...


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