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...


Venezuela's ex-oil czar sees economic collapse accelerating

Venezuela Ex Oil Czar

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election, as the embattled socialist leader takes the country down an increasingly authoritarian path that scares off private...


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Brazil president says striking truckers could be removed

Brazil Truckers Protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America’s largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the military to use force in removing drivers and their parked vehicles from highways and other roads....


Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with...


Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

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TORONTO (AP) — Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people. Authorities said two people with their faces covered to conceal their identities entered the Bombay...


The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Two major exit polls have projected that Irish voters have repealed a constitutional ban on abortions. The exit polls by RTE television and the Irish Times both project a landslide victory for the “yes”...


Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin’s comments in a meeting with top editors of...


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...


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...


Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Netherlands Ukraine Plane

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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