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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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Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7 Netherlands, Australia hold...


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Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman Catholic nation that has seen a wave of liberalization in recent years. The country’s leaders support a...


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Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

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SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm’s power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and...


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2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges

PARIS (AP) — Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday. President Emmanuel Macron said that France’s foreign intelligence...


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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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Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal could trigger dangerous instability and raise new threats for Israel if Tehran resumes a full-fledged nuclear program. “We can’t sort things out with North Korea. Do we want...


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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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Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

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TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police said Friday two suspects with their faces covered to conceal...


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49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River tributary

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Momboyo River, a tributary of the Congo River in the country’s northwest. The vice governor of Tshuapa province, Richard Mboyo Iluka, says the boat was taking people from Monkoto to Mbandaka...


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