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Kim Yong Chol
AP Photo
May 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
By Catherine Lucey and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a top North Korean official is headed to New York for talks attempting to salvage an upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as diplomatic efforts also...
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Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un
KCNA via CNN
May 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is estimating that 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners are being held in prison camps in North Korea. That's according to the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. It says some of the...
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The European Union is proposing bans on plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to cut marine litter.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File
May 28, 2018 - 11:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds. The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine...
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 Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media at the end of the second day of consultations at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, capital of Italy, on April 13.
Xinhua/Sipa USA
May 28, 2018 - 7:41 am
By Mark Thompson (CNN Money) -- Relief among investors that two Italian populist parties failed to form a government has quickly given way to concerns that they could turn new elections later this year into a vote on the future of the euro. Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday refused to...
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People stand on the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a protest against euthanasia.
AP Photo/Armando Franca, File
May 28, 2018 - 7:18 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted...
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A U.S. Marine Corps soldier visits graves prior to a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.
AP Photo/Virginia Mayo
May 27, 2018 - 1:51 pm
BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shake hands after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea.
Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
May 27, 2018 - 9:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month...
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Irish Flag
May 26, 2018 - 1:36 pm
By Hilary Clarke and Kara Fox, CNN (CNN) -- Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum. With a high turnout of 64.13%, 1,429,98, or 66.4%, voted for the...
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South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea.
(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a...
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President Donald Trump
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 25, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons...
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