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  • China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday following his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade including sedans, […]
  • AP Explains: War games between South Korea and United States

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has formally suspended a major military exercise with South Korea that was scheduled for August. President Donald Trump had pledged to stop the “war games” after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Pentagon said planning has been halted on the August drill but […]
  • Dozens missing after ferry sinking at Indonesia’s Lake Toba

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the […]
  • China ambassador urges Australia against ‘bias and bigotry’

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday the strained diplomatic relationship between the two countries needed to move away from “bias and bigotry” and build trust. Ambassador Cheng Jingye was giving a speech in Australia’s Parliament House where the government hopes to pass laws by next week that would ban covert […]
  • Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis. The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua says the government has not met an agreed requirement to formally invite the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union to observe the situation. […]
  • US, Amnesty International call for justice in Honduras

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States’ top diplomat and a global human rights group called on the Honduran government Monday to hold members of its security forces responsible for alleged abuses after November’s elections. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez the need […]
  • Court includes Ecuador’s ex-President Correa in kidnap probe

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker. The judge in charge of the case gave Correa a month to clear his name. He has not been charged. The proceedings Monday dealt with an investigation into Fernando […]
  • Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping […]
  • Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation. Sanchez told national broadcaster TVE that Spain “cannot afford symbols that separate Spaniards” and that he wants to turn […]
  • Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

    NEW YORK (AP) — The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery submitted a formal request to immigration officials Monday demanding his immediate release. Attorneys from the Legal Aid Society, accompanied by Pablo Villavicencio’s wife and two small daughters, said at a news conference […]