US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...


How tensions escalated: The more the US said 'Libya,' the angrier North Korea got

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If you’re serious about peace and denuclearization, maybe don’t mention Libya. That appeared to be the message North Korea had for the United States once again on Thursday when Pyongyang lashed out at Vice President Mike Pence, calling him a “political dummy” and...


Albania's opposition boycotts resolution supporting EU talks

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s opposition on Thursday boycotted a resolution expressing support for the launch of negotiations on joining the European Union. Only the governing left-wing Socialist Party voted in support, but the vote did pass. Prime Minister Edi Rama called the opposition’s...


South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

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YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “I’m scared,” James Seferino says. “All I know is that if I don’t take my pills I’ll die.” The boy’s mother died of AIDS several years ago because she didn’t know where to get...


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The Latest: Syrian airline to resume flight to UAE’s Sharjah Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12 Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths...


For foreign journalists, a lengthy and bizarre journey to see a North Korean nuclear test

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Only a small number of foreign journalists were invited to visit North Korea to watch the demolition of Punggye-ri, the country’s secretive nuclear testing facility. They were there to witness what Pyongyang had portrayed as a symbolic gesture of goodwill to the...


Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim, citing "hostility"

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump canceled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” in recent statements from Pyongyang. Trump communicated his decision a letter Thursday to Kim...


China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Thursday criticized as “unconstructive” Washington’s withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer. A statement on the ministry’s website said the move would do nothing to change China’s...


Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said Thursday, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage. Burkina Faso’s decision means Taiwan is recognized as a...


The Latest: Syrian airline to resume flight to UAE's Sharjah

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Syria’s Ministry of Transport says Syria’s flagship airline is resuming flights between the coastal city of Latakia and the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah. Ali Hamoud says Syrian Air will operate one round-trip...


UK lawmakers slam 'unsatisfactory' progress in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain’s exit from the European Union said Thursday that progress in trade talks with the bloc is “highly unsatisfactory,” and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit. The Exiting the European Union Committee...

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