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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...


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Turkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese Nigeria: ‘Deeply unfortunate killings’ as 86 reported dead Koreas discuss removing North’s artillery from tense border In detente sign, NKorea not holding its annual anti-US rally Water, mud...


Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

United States-China

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....


In detente sign, NKorea not holding its annual anti-US rally

North Korea Changing Tone

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has opted not to hold an “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the anniversary of the start of the Korean War, another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Last year’s event was held on Pyongyang’s Kim...


Nigeria: 'Deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 reported dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police as saying 86 people were killed. President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm after the “deeply unfortunate killings across a...


Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, was set on Monday to extend his rule with sweeping new powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey’s High Electoral Board declared Erdogan, 64, the winner of...


Water, mud block rescue attempt for 12 boys inside Thai cave

Thailand Cave Search

BANGKOK (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday they believe they’re still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non...


Indonesia identifies likely location of ferry in crater lake

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreck, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said Monday. The ferry had some 200 people...


Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea’s long-range artillery systems away from the tense Korean border, the South’s prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente. North...


Australia and Vanuatu to negotiate security treaty

Australia Vanuatu

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said on Monday it would negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after the Australian prime minister warned China against building a military base on the South Pacific island nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the negotiations during a...


EU seeks Africa money to pay for migrant screening centers

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is urging EU member countries to put more money into an Africa trust fund as the bloc looks to set up migrant screening centers outside Europe. Mogherini said Monday that the fund “has proven to be useful, it has brought results...

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