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12 June May 2018

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  • Three days with the North Koreans: awkward glances and a scant smile
    Reuters

    Three days with the North Koreans: awkward glances and a scant smile

    By Fathin Ungku and Soyoung Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – At the end of the second night of living in the same ritzy Singapore hotel as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a member of his security staff sat beside a Reuters reporter in the lobby and smiled. Thinking she had a chance to find out more about

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  • Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen's Hodeidah
    Reuters

    Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

    By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed Mokhashef ADEN (Reuters) – Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis. Coalition warplanes

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  • U.S. sanctions Cambodia PM's top bodyguard over rights abuses
    Reuters

    U.S. sanctions Cambodia PM’s top bodyguard over rights abuses

    By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit for alleged human rights abuses, the first member of the leader’s inner circle to be blacklisted by Washington. General Hing Bun Hieng, head

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Despite murky details, summit sends NK clear message: Welcome to the club

    “The world will see a major change,” Kim said as he signed the summit’s joint statement. What had been dubbed a denuclearization summit was actually very light on the specifics, beyond its quid-pro-quo joint statement twinning North Korea’s commitment to denuclearize with US security commitments for

  • Christian Science Monitor

    A taciturn tactician, McConnell’s leadership draws respect – and ire

    In January, when former Senate majority leader Bob Dole of Kansas was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, his fellow Republican, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, offered a tribute. Senator Dole showed that “principles and pragmatism are not opposites, but complements,” said Senator McConnell

  • Christian Science Monitor

    A summit that may pop fear in North Korea

    As the world’s most repressive tyranny, the North Korean regime has survived by keeping its people in the dark, dampening their expectations, and instilling a fear of external enemies, especially the United States. North Korea’s official media told the nation of 26 million that the talks could bring

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    China’s forced evictions: One migrant family’s story

    One morning in mid-March, Wang Tianle and his mother visited the site of his old school in northern Beijing. Things started to change in 2015, when the municipal government announced plans to cap the city’s population at 23 million by 2020.

  • Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbor
    Reuters

    Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbor

    Australia has agreed to fund underwater internet cables and a cyber security center for the Solomon Islands, forestalling plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that could have compromised Australian internet security. The arrangement was announced on Wednesday in a joint-statement

  • Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion
    AFP

    Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion

    Lawmakers in Pope Francis’ native Argentina vote Wednesday on legalizing abortion, which if passed, would make it the most populous country in South America to allow women to terminate pregnancies. The Chamber of Deputies is deeply divided over the issue and after weeks of bitter debate, the result

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 5:57 a.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country’s president as America’s Asian allies try to parse the implications of the extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. U.S. Secretary of State

  • Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear
    Associated Press

    Trump sees ‘new future’ for North Korea, but path unclear

    SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for “a bright new future” for Kim’s isolated and impoverished nation. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about whether

  • Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida
    Associated Press

    Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government began an assault Wednesday morning on Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, a crucial battle in the 3-year-old conflict that aid agencies warned could push the Arab world’s poorest country into further chaos

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Bud weakens to Category 1, off Mexico’s Pacific coast: NHC

    Hurricane Bud has been losing intensity in the Pacific Ocean about 300 miles (483 km) off the coast of Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas on Tuesday, and should be no more than a tropical storm by the time it hits land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. With maximum sustained winds of about 90 miles

  • China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties
    Associated Press

    China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties

    BEIJING (AP) — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China.

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  • In final debate, Mexican presidential favorite says a NAFTA fail 'not fatal'
    Reuters

    In final debate, Mexican presidential favorite says a NAFTA fail ‘not fatal’

    By Anthony Esposito and Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement would not be fatal for Mexico, the leftist presidential favorite said on Tuesday, while keeping his cool under attack from rivals in the last televised debate before the July 1 election

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  • Dodgers batter Colon for 8 runs in 12-5 win over Rangers
    Associated Press

    Dodgers batter Colon for 8 runs in 12-5 win over Rangers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig homered off ageless wonder Bartolo Colon, and the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose for seven runs in the fourth inning to rout the last-place Texas Rangers 12-5 on Tuesday night.

  • With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy to brief Asia allies
    Associated Press

    With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy to brief Asia allies

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country’s president as America’s Asian allies try to parse the implications of the extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

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  • North Korea highlights Trump concessions on war games after summit
    Reuters

    North Korea highlights Trump concessions on war games after summit

    According to a report by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Trump expressed his intention to halt U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises, offer security guarantees to the North and lift sanctions against it as relations improve. The U.S. president had said in a news conference on Tuesday he would

  • Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump's North Korea summit
    Associated Press

    Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump’s North Korea summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague

  • Republican Trump critic ousted in closely-watched primary
    AFP

    Republican Trump critic ousted in closely-watched primary

    A US Republican congressman and Donald Trump critic who survived a sex scandal lost his re-election bid Tuesday hours after the president launched a scorching personal attack against the lawmaker from his own party. Mark Sanford, who earned national ridicule in 2012 after claiming he was “hiking

  • Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing company Grab
    Associated Press

    Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing company Grab

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday.

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  • Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure
    Reuters

    Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest. The largest and most threatening

  • Reuters

    Trump, Kim co-star in U.S.-made summit film mixing propaganda, Hollywood

    When U.S. President Donald Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, he rolled out what amounted to a movie trailer starring the two leaders. Trump said he urged Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the

  • Associated Press

    16 die as speeding tourist bus overturns in India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say at least 16 people were killed when a speeding tourist bus overturned after hitting a concrete road divider in northern India.

  • Reuters

    North Korean state media hails Kim-Trump summit success

    By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – The faces of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were first and foremost on North Korea’s official party newspaper on Wednesday as state media hailed Tuesday’s historic summit between the two men. The North’s state media framed

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  • Asian shares drop as eyes turn to central bank meetings
    Associated Press

    Asian shares drop as eyes turn to central bank meetings

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Wednesday after a muted market response to the Trump-Kim summit. Investors have now turned their eyes to the trio of this week’s central bank meetings.

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  • The Latest: Trump thanks Kim for taking 'bold step'
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Trump thanks Kim for taking ‘bold step’

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local):

  • Alderson: Mets running out of time to turn around season
    Associated Press

    Alderson: Mets running out of time to turn around season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Alderson all but said “tick, tick, tick.”

  • Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes
    Associated Press

    Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their supporters are asking an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel’s “excessive use of force,” particularly in Gaza.

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  • Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana
    Associated Press

    Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Laura Andrade recently walked out of a pharmacy in Uruguay cursing loudly because she couldn’t buy legal pot.

  • Associated Press

    Hurricane Bud weakens to Category 1 on path to Baja resorts

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bud made a brief run as a powerful Category 4 storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast, but quickly faded into a much weaker hurricane still on a path expected to take it close to the resort towns on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula later in the week.

  • London hopes for bright tech future despite Brexit
    AFP

    London hopes for bright tech future despite Brexit

    London has a bright tech future post-Brexit working closely with other European capitals but the government should open up more to immigration, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told AFP. Launching London Tech Week, dubbed Europe’s largest festival of technology and innovation by its organisers, Khan said

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:59 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. The priority treatment of what even Pyongyang

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  • Top Nicaragua civic group calls strike as anti-Ortega fury grows
    AFP

    Top Nicaragua civic group calls strike as anti-Ortega fury grows

    Nicaragua’s top civic alliance called Tuesday for a nationwide 24-hour strike to protest “extreme conditions” under President Daniel Ortega, who has yet to decide on reviving talks over the crisis that has left at least 148 dead. The day-long strike was set to begin Thursday at noon (1800

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  • Australia to offer national apology for institutional child sex abuse
    Reuters

    Australia to offer national apology for institutional child sex abuse

    By Nicholas Ford SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he will deliver a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families on October 22. The upcoming apology was sparked by a five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse which

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  • Mexican presidential candidates square off in debate
    Associated Press

    Mexican presidential candidates square off in debate

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s four presidential candidates squared off in their third and final debate Tuesday night before the country’s July 1 elections.

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  • Reuters

    Malaysia’s top two judges resign amid purge of top officials

    Malaysia’s two most senior judges have resigned from their posts, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government purges top officials seen close to the previous administration. The list of top officials who have either been removed from or quit their posts has steadily grown over the past month

  • For Ethiopia's Abiy, big reforms carry big risks
    AFP

    For Ethiopia’s Abiy, big reforms carry big risks

    Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a flurry of reforms to reshape the nation but implementing them will be harder, analysts say. Last week alone, Abiy shook up the security services, ended a nationwide state of emergency and announced plans to liberalise the economy and resolve

  • Associated Press

    Former MLB all-star David Nilsson named Australia manager

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Major League Baseball all-star David Nilsson has been named manager of Team Australia as it aims to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Yemen’s exiled govt: Hodeida is milestone battle

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the war in Yemen (all times local):

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  • 'Pyongyang-bound' Trump says world avoided 'nuclear catastrophe'
    AFP

    ‘Pyongyang-bound’ Trump says world avoided ‘nuclear catastrophe’

    Donald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, as the US president said the world had jumped back from the brink of “nuclear catastrophe”. Tuesday’s unprecedented encounter in Singapore saw

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  • Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths
    Associated Press

    Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

  • In Iraq's Mosul, women desperate for news of 'disappeared'
    AFP

    In Iraq’s Mosul, women desperate for news of ‘disappeared’

    Every Friday since Mosul was prised from the Islamic State group’s clutches last July, women gather in the Iraqi city’s Al-Minassa Square, desperate to learn the fate of husbands and sons. “Instead of being free today and compensated, they are being kept behind bars,” said 80-year-old

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  • Associated Press

    Saudi-owned satellite news channels say battle for Yemen’s port city of Hodeida has begun

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi-owned satellite news channels say battle for Yemen’s port city of Hodeida has begun.

  • Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games
    Associated Press

    Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that he will suspend U.S. military drills in South Korea appeared to catch the Pentagon and the Seoul government flat-footed, and it contradicted a pillar of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ campaign to make U.S. troops more combat-ready

  • Loaisiga to start Friday for Yankees in big league debut
    Associated Press

    Loaisiga to start Friday for Yankees in big league debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga will be brought up from Double-A by the New York Yankees to make his major league debut against Tampa Bay on Friday night.

  • Erdogan, rivals woo Turkey's crucial Kurdish vote
    AFP

    Erdogan, rivals woo Turkey’s crucial Kurdish vote

    Turkey’s Kurds are set to play a critical role in determining the outcome of elections this month, with their votes coveted not just by the main pro-Kurdish party but also President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his chief rival. Diyarbakir, the largest Kurdish-majority city in Turkey, has turned into

  • Exiled Yemen president goes to UAE as port attack looms
    Associated Press

    Exiled Yemen president goes to UAE as port attack looms

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s exiled president visited the United Arab Emirates to patch up relations ahead of an anticipated assault on the rebel-held port of Hodeida.

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  • Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas
    Associated Press

    Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of

  • Associated Press

    India says Pakistan firing kills 4 soldiers in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani forces were firing along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir early Wednesday after Pakistani firing killed at least four Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured three others on border patrol, Indian officials said.

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  • Trump in surprise summit move says he will halt Korea war games
    Reuters

    Trump in surprise summit move says he will halt Korea war games

    By Steve Holland, Soyoung Kim and Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican

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  • 4 years later, graft taints 10 Brazilian World Cup stadiums
    Associated Press

    4 years later, graft taints 10 Brazilian World Cup stadiums

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four years after the World Cup, Brazil’s massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums.

  • Reuters

    Trump says no war games while North Korea negotiates in good faith: Fox interview

    President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States will not hold war games with South Korea while North Korea negotiates in good faith on denuclearization. “We’re not going to be doing the war games as long as we’re negotiating in good faith,” Trump told Fox News Channel in an interview

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  • Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb' tweet mystifies China
    Reuters

    Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese proverb’ tweet mystifies China

    China’s social media has been abuzz with debate over the origin of the quote, screenshots of which have been widely shared among users on mainland China since Tuesday. Twitter is banned in China. One user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, said the saying originated from Irish playwright

  • Associated Press

    El Salvador’s former first lady arrested in corruption case

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador have arrested former first lady Vanda Pignato for her alleged participation in a $351 million embezzlement scheme run by her husband, ex-President Mauricio Funes.

  • 'Help me!': Grenfell survivor recounts night of fire
    AFP

    ‘Help me!’: Grenfell survivor recounts night of fire

    In the early hours of June 14, 2017, Kerry O’Hara, a sixth-floor resident in Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in west London, was preparing to go to bed when she smelled burning. The 53-year-old, who lived alone in the 24-storey block with her cat Rosie, heard a commotion outside, went to the

  • French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades
    Reuters

    French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades

    France’s main farm union called early on Wednesday for protestors to continue a blockade of refineries and fuel depots after the government failed to ease their concerns. Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday that 3.5 percent of its petrol stations in France had run out of fuel on the second day

  • Associated Press

    Local candidate killed in Mexican Caribbean resort town

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A candidate for city council in the Caribbean resort of Isla Mujeres has died after being shot at a political event, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.

  • 'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests
    Reuters

    ‘Avatar’ tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

    By Krishna N. Das and Jatindra Dash LANJIGARH, India (Reuters) – After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure

  • Korean-Americans hopeful and wary of Trump-Kim summit
    AFP

    Korean-Americans hopeful and wary of Trump-Kim summit

    Korean-Americans in the Los Angeles area, which has the largest number of Koreans outside Asia, appeared cautiously optimistic on Tuesday following the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “It was a good meeting,” said Yuri Kim as she stood outside

  • New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery
    AFP

    New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

    New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Dianne said Wednesday. “Last month, Richard had a routine, three-year colonoscopy, and we discovered that he has bowel cancer,” she said in a statement. Dianne

  • Reuters

    Japan’s defense minister says U.S.-South Korean military drills ‘vital’

    Japan’s defense chief said on Wednesday the U.S. military’s presence in South Korea and joint military exercises were “vital” for East Asian security after President Donald Trump’s surprise statement that he would halt war games with the South. “We would like to seek an understanding

  • UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence
    AFP

    UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence

    The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which wants Hamas to face condemnation. US Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the Arab-backed measure as “fundamentally imbalanced”

  • Heath scores in return, US sweeps China in exhibition series
    Associated Press

    Heath scores in return, US sweeps China in exhibition series

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Tobin Heath scored the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute in her return from injury and the U.S. national team beat China 2-1 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game exhibition series.

  • AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un got lots to brag about from summit
    Associated Press

    AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un got lots to brag about from summit

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — All North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really needed from his unprecedented summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday was to keep his nuclear arsenal intact for the time being and get a decent handshake photo to show he has truly arrived on the world stage.

  • Woods looking for win, the final piece of his return to golf
    Associated Press

    Woods looking for win, the final piece of his return to golf

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the U.S. Open for the first time in three years and hardly anyone noticed.

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  • Reuters

    North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North

    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against the North in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the previous day. Trump was cited by North Korea’s official

  • PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament
    Reuters

    PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day on Wednesday when lawmakers debate the government’s plans for future customs relations with the European Union. The government was forced into a major compromise on Tuesday when it

  • Associated Press

    Artist eying record for world’s largest paper airplane

    FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to set a world record for the largest paper airplane.

  • Pope's envoys in Chile to 'ask forgiveness' over sex abuse
    AFP

    Pope’s envoys in Chile to ‘ask forgiveness’ over sex abuse

    The Vatican’s top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of three bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual

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  • Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri
    AFP

    Iraq’s Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri

    Nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr announced on Tuesday a surprise political alliance with pro-Iranian Hadi al-Ameri in a bid to lead Iraq over the next four years. The two blocs won first and second place in the war-scarred country’s May 12 parliamentary election. The move by Sadr, who is staunchly

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  • Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí
    Reuters

    Brazil probes California firm for ‘biopiracy’ of tropical fruit açaí

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged ‘biopiracy,’ accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells. The federal prosecutors office

  • Reuters

    Quake with magnitude of 6.0 strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra: USGS

    (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of damage or injury. The shallow quake struck 246 km (152 miles) southwest of Padang on Sumatra, the USGS said. There was no immediate

  • Trump, Kim co-star in U.S.-made summit film mixing propaganda, Hollywood
    Reuters

    Trump, Kim co-star in U.S.-made summit film mixing propaganda, Hollywood

    When U.S. President Donald Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, he rolled out what amounted to a movie trailer starring the two leaders. Trump said he urged Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the

  • Reuters

    Trump, North Korea’s Kim agreed to visit each other’s country: KCNA

    (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited each other to visit the United States and North Korea, respectively, and both accepted the invitation, North Korea’s official news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday. “Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang

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  • Patrick Reed would like to deliver daughter another trophy
    Associated Press

    Patrick Reed would like to deliver daughter another trophy

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Daddy’s little girl is waiting. Patrick Reed would like to deliver her a nice present — on Father’s Day, no less.

  • Saudi-led alliance set for battle in biggest Yemeni port
    Reuters

    Saudi-led alliance set for battle in biggest Yemeni port

    By Mohamed Mokhashef and Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition geared up on Tuesday for a military assault on Yemen’s main port, preparing to launch by far the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Houthi movement that controls Yemen’

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  • Associated Press

    North Korea: Trump has agreed on step-by-step denuclearization process by North in return for US concessions

    SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea: Trump has agreed on step-by-step denuclearization process by North in return for US concessions.

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  • Exclusive: U.S. counterspy warns World Cup travelers' devices could be hacked
    Reuters

    Exclusive: U.S. counterspy warns World Cup travelers’ devices could be hacked

    The top U.S. counterintelligence official is advising Americans traveling to Russia for football’s World Cup beginning this week that they should not take electronic devices because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government. In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, William

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  • Column: A battle among the best with only 1 major
    Associated Press

    Column: A battle among the best with only 1 major

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Spieth considers himself lucky.

  • PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament
    Reuters

    PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day on Wednesday when lawmakers debate the government’s plans for future customs relations with the European Union. The government was forced into a major compromise on Tuesday when it

  • Argentina union group plans strike against Macri, IMF
    AFP

    Argentina union group plans strike against Macri, IMF

    Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s top union federation warned Tuesday that it would strike against President Mauricio Macri and his adjustment deal with the International Monetary Fund.

  • Reuters

    Hurricane Bud weakens rapidly off Mexico’s Pacific coast: NHC

    Hurricane Bud was losing power fast in the Pacific Ocean more than 200 miles (322 km) off the coast of Mexico on Tuesday, and should be no more than a tropical storm by the time it hits land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. With maximum sustained winds of some 115 miles per hour (185 km per

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  • Associated Press

    NZ cricket great Hadlee has surgery for bowel cancel

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand cricket great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer, his family said in a statement Wednesday.

  • In surprise summit concession, Trump says he will halt Korea war games
    Reuters

    In surprise summit concession, Trump says he will halt Korea war games

    U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican Party. At a news conference after the historic meeting with

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  • Spieth in mini-slump heading to Shinnecock Hills, US Open
    Associated Press

    Spieth in mini-slump heading to Shinnecock Hills, US Open

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of folks have become accustomed to seeing Jordan Spieth’s name atop leaderboards, particularly at golf’s majors. So has Spieth.

  • Reuters

    Argentina biggest labor group calls strike, raising pressure on Macri

    Argentina’s leading labor federation announced plans on Tuesday to stage a one-day general strike on June 25 to protest against government economic policies, raising pressure on President Mauricio Macri as he moves to speed up spending cuts to balance the budget. In a statement, the CGT umbrella

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  • Vatican's top sex abuse investigators promise action in Chile
    Reuters

    Vatican’s top sex abuse investigators promise action in Chile

    By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The Vatican’s top sex abuse investigators arrived in Chile on Tuesday saying they had orders from Pope Francis to ensure the Roman Catholic Church responds to “every case of sexual abuse of minors committed by clergymen” in the South American nation

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  • Associated Press

    Former Colgate TB Jordan Scott dies at 31

    HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Scott, the all-time leading rusher in Colgate history, has died while on vacation in Thailand.

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  • APNewsBreak: Border agent shot, wounded on Arizona ranch
    Associated Press

    APNewsBreak: Border agent shot, wounded on Arizona ranch

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was wounded in a shooting on an Arizona ranch near the U.S.-Mexico border before dawn Tuesday in a remote area known for drug and migrant smuggling, the agency and the cattleman who owns the property said.

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  • Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief
    AFP

    Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief

    The United Nations aid chief raised alarm Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012. Nearly six million people are struggling to feed themselves in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, where

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  • The Latest: Head of UN hopes Macedonia deal will be a model
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    The Latest: Head of UN hopes Macedonia deal will be a model

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the long-running name dispute between Greece and neighboring Macedonia (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    Stocks mostly rose in a quiet Tuesday session, as investors reacted calmly to the outcome of a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and turned their attention to this week’s trio of central bank meetings.

  • Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece
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    Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Macedonia reached an historic agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries’ prime ministers announced.

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  • In surprise summit concession, Trump says he will halt Korea war games
    Reuters

    In surprise summit concession, Trump says he will halt Korea war games

    By Steve Holland, Soyoung Kim and Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican

  • US seeks UN vote on condemning Hamas over Gaza
    AFP

    US seeks UN vote on condemning Hamas over Gaza

    US Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed Tuesday a UN draft resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza as “fundamentally imbalanced” and instead proposed condemning Hamas for the violence. The General Assembly is set to vote on the Arab-backed measure on Wednesday after more than

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  • Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours
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    Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours

    PARIS (AP) — A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France’s interior minister announced late Tuesday.

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  • The Latest: Justin Thomas jokes about brief No. 1 ranking
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    The Latest: Justin Thomas jokes about brief No. 1 ranking

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf’s second major championship of the year (all times local):

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  • Associated Press

    Forbes: Manchester United world’s most valuable soccer team

    NEW YORK (AP) — Manchester United has been rated by Forbes as the world’s most valuable soccer team for the second straight year.

  • Kim, Trump commit to restart repatriating remains from N.Korea
    AFP

    Kim, Trump commit to restart repatriating remains from N.Korea

    When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a statement Tuesday committing to establishing new, peaceful relations, they also agreed to resolve an issue as old as the Korean conflict itself. The issue’s inclusion at the summit reflects the efforts of fierce lobbying by

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  • Macedonia PM hails 'historic' deal with Greece to resolve name row
    AFP

    Macedonia PM hails ‘historic’ deal with Greece to resolve name row

    Macedonia and Greece on Tuesday resolved a nearly three-decade row by agreeing to call it the Republic of North Macedonia, as Skopje hailed a “historic solution” to a dispute which had blocked its bid to join the EU and NATO. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the two sides agreed to

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  • U.S. official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Mexico wall ideas: radio
    Reuters

    U.S. official eyes Israel’s Egypt border for Mexico wall ideas: radio

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel’s fenced-off border with Egypt on Tuesday for ideas for the U.S. border with Mexico, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall, Israel Radio reported. Trump has said the United

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  • Migrants on stranded rescue ship head for Spain
    AFP

    Migrants on stranded rescue ship head for Spain

    Hundreds of migrants stranded for days on an aid ship in the Mediterranean because Italy and Malta refused to take them headed Tuesday for Spain after being transferred to two other vessels. Rescuers warned of deteriorating weather conditions facing the 629 people — including pregnant women and scores

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  • Iraq's Sadr and Amiri announce political alliance
    Reuters

    Iraq’s Sadr and Amiri announce political alliance

    By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri, who won first and second place respectively in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, announced on Tuesday an alliance between their political blocs. The move announced from the

  • Mexico presidential poll shows big lead for leftist, many undecided
    Reuters

    Mexico presidential poll shows big lead for leftist, many undecided

    Mexican leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has double the support of his nearest rival three weeks ahead of the country’s presidential election, a major poll for employers’ federation Coparmex showed on Tuesday. Asked who they would vote for “today,” 41.7 percent of respondents

  • Associated Press

    Bill introduced to make doping in worldwide events a crime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events.

  • Nuclear risk-taker Trump gambles all in talks with Kim
    AFP

    Nuclear risk-taker Trump gambles all in talks with Kim

    If Donald Trump’s high-stakes, long-odds bet on building peace with North Korea pays off, it will be because he confidently dismissed all expert advice, moral qualms and diplomatic norms. Only a president like Trump could celebrate a ruthless autocrat like Kim Jong Un as a man who “loves his

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