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 Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17...


Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faced with no confidence vote

Spain Politics

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a vote of no confidence after courts ruled that the governing Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme, the Socialist opposition announced Friday. A spokeswoman said the PSOE party had filed for the vote in...


Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people

Canada Restaurant Explosion

TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their identity...


Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Britain Europe Data Privacy

LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Netherlands Ukraine Plane

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. The announcement by...


Voting begins throughout Ireland in major abortion decision

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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 The referendum Friday will decide whether the eighth amendment of the constitution is repealed, which would open the way for more liberal...


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...


Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war-monitoring group says suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria that houses Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the government in Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that it’s...


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

South Korea Koreas Tensions

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...


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

Israel Palestinians

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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