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...


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....


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Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7 Putin: We’re held hostage to...


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...


Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 16 political prisoners

Venezuela Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government freed 16 jailed activists Friday who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners, human rights advocates said. Officials arrested them earlier this year while protesting power outages, said Laura Valbuena, a lawyer...


Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Canada Restaurant Explosion

TORONTO (AP) — Investigators were seeking two suspects 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, Canadian police said. Police said two people with their faces covered to conceal their...


Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

Ireland Abortion Referendum-1

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman Catholic nation that has seen a wave of liberalization in recent years. The country’s leaders support a...


2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges

PARIS (AP) — Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday. President Emmanuel Macron said that France’s foreign intelligence...


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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