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Merkel gets much smaller platform on US visit

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days earlier: that America and Europe need to bury the hatchet on key issues, from global trade to international ...

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said ...

Central American asylum-seeking caravan reaches US border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in ...

Trump’s travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries, a move that would hand the president a major victory on a controversial signature ...

Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress

By JOSH LEDERMAN and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to ...

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat walks across the border and into the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday to greet South Korean President Moon ...

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a ...

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah. The recent find ...

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron’s second day in US

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. The pageantry of Macron's official ...

Armenia’s leader quits amid protests, saying ‘I was wrong’

By AVET DEMOURIAN, Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic. The stunning ...

Aimed at China, Trump’s tariffs are hitting closer to home

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than ...

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

By JOSH LEDERMAN and JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his ...

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington, the U.S. ...

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza ...

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health ...

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. As shouts of "chlorine, chlorine!" rang out, some ran into the night and fainted in the street. ...

Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the ...

Trump says ‘good relationship’ formed with North Korea

By MATTHEW LEE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said "a good relationship was formed" heading into the adversaries' anticipated summit. Mike Pompeo's highly ...

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can’t end Korean War

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the ...

Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors were still waiting to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday, as the U.S. accused the Syrian government and its ally Russia of trying to cover up the evidence. It has been 11 days since the alleged attack on Douma, a ...