July 21st, 2018

World News

Analysis: Harsh words may mean NKorea seeks deal with Trump

By Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

TOKYO – North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: President Donald Trump. In a statement issued just hours after the two-day talks finished on Saturday, North Korea accused the U.S. side of a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” ... Read More »

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US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

By Karl Ritter, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

ROME – As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration – even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate ... Read More »

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The Latest: Pope prays for victims of Japan floods

By The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

HIROSHIMA, Japan – The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Pope Francis is praying for the victims of Japan’s flooding and is encouraging civil authorities involved in search and rescue operations. Francis sent a note of condolences to Catholic church authorities on Monday, saying he was “deeply ... Read More »

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

By Hope Yen And Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time. A week in review: TRUMP: “Just won lawsuit filed by ... Read More »

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Window and neon sign smashed at gay landmark Stonewall Inn

By The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

NEW YORK – A teenager has been accused of smashing the front window and iconic neon sign at New York’s Stonewall Inn, a landmark in the fight for gay rights. Police say the 19-year-old was upset he had been thrown out of the historic gay bar and destroyed the window with a baseball bat early ... Read More »

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Police: Houston toddler dead after self-inflicted gunshot

By The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

HOUSTON – Police in Houston say a 2-year-old boy is dead after he apparently found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself in the head. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in northwest Houston. Police Capt. David Angelo says investigators are still piecing together what happened, but that they believe the boy found the ... Read More »

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Pompeo points to Vietnam as example of improved relations

By Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

HANOI, Vietnam – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea. Pompeo met with senior Vietnamese officials, including the prime minister and foreign minister in Hanoi, after weekend stops in Japan and North Korea, where he has been seeking progress in denuclearization ... Read More »

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Myanmar court rules Reuters reporters can face full trial

By Min Kyi Thein, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

YANGON, Myanmar – A court in Myanmar on Monday formally charged two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official information, allowing their case to go to a full trial. The case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo went through several months of hearings to determine if there was enough evidence to support the charge, ... Read More »

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ACLU: Less than half of child reunions will meet deadline

By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases. The ACLU said late Sunday the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under ... Read More »

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UK police cite ‘high dose’ in nerve agent death

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on July 9th, 2018

LONDON – British police said Monday they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the material’s container and been subjected to a “high dose” of the lethal poison. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess on Sunday shows that she and partner Charlie ... Read More »

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