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Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The meeting comes shortly before the Trump administration is expected...


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South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

Russia Korea

MOSCOW (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties. Following Moon’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, officials from the two countries signed agreements on cooperation in various economic projects,...


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German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

Lebanon Germany

BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a “first exchange” toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized...


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The Latest: 12 hurt when van with migrants flips in Croatia

Italy Europe Migrants

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say a van carrying migrants has overturned in northwestern Croatia injuring twelve people. Police said the accident happened early Friday when the Hungarian driver of the van lost control of the vehicle...


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After US, Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats say Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N. Human Rights Council, days after the United States pulled out. The diplomats in Geneva, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Israel had...


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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. “This is simply because we have had enough of him,” government...


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Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The reunions will take place at North Korea’s Diamond...


Business

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Britain Airbus

LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...


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TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

BERLIN (AP) — TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with “warming stripes” while on air. Meteorologists from the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong and Canada sported the...


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'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


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