June 22nd, 2018

World News

Analysis: Wit, wisdom are likely tactics from Kim’s playbook

By Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – Dry wit. Disarming humility. An appreciation for wiggle room, and lots of it. After six years of self-imposed isolation from the world stage, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a surprisingly well stocked toolbox of negotiating tactics in high-stakes summits with the presidents of South Korea ... Read More »

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A look at what to expect from the Kim-Trump summit

By Foster Klug, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

SINGAPORE – After a sudden and welcome turn to diplomacy following last year’s threats, insults and fears of war – remember “fire and fury” and “dotard”? – Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are ready to shake hands, sit down face-to-face and … do what exactly? Some observers insist that it’s the beginning of the ... Read More »

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Trump expresses optimism amid final Kim summit preparations

By Zeke Miller, Catherine Lucey And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

SINGAPORE – On the eve of their unprecedented summit, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared Tuesday for a meeting that could define the fate of millions, along with their own political futures. Trump forecast a “nice” outcome, while Kim spent the day out of view as both sides finalized preparations ... Read More »

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Singapore Postcard: Tasting coconut, chicken rice and spice

By Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

SINGAPORE – The tiny city-state of Singapore is hosting its largest media contingent ever for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They will be well fed, if nothing else. A sprawling 2,100 square-meter (23,000-square-foot) facility built for an annual Formula One race has been refurbished to handle about ... Read More »

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North Korea gets first big dose of Trump summit news

By Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – North Koreans got their first big dose of news Monday that their leader Kim Jong Un had arrived in Singapore for what even the state-run media was calling a historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The news covered the front page of the ruling party’s newspaper and ... Read More »

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What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit?

By Tamer Fakahany, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

It’s the summit eve in Singapore. Global anticipation of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s third-generation autocrat Kim Jong Un is close to feverish. It’s the biggest, and most mind-boggling, summit of its kind this century – and probably for several decades. Imagine if President George W. Bush had met Iraqi ... Read More »

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Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff escalates

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

ROME – Italy and Malta dug in for a second day Monday and refused to let a rescue ship with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy’s new anti-immigrant government. “Enough!” said Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. “Saving lives is a duty, but ... Read More »

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Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghan capital

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

KABUL – A suicide bomber struck outside a government ministry in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing 12 people and wounding 31 days before the start of a holiday cease-fire with the Taliban. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai says a suicide bomber on foot struck outside the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry as employees were ... Read More »

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Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis accepted the resignation Monday of the bishop at the centre of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two others, launching a purge of a Catholic Church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and coverup. A Vatican statement said Francis had accepted the resignations of ... Read More »

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Pope begins purge in Chile church over sex abuse scandal

By The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the centre of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and coverup. A Vatican statement Monday said Francis had accepted the ... Read More »

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