NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says North Korea has allowed South Korean journalists to join the small group of foreign media being allowed to cover the dismantling of its nuclear test site. North Korea had earlier refused to allow South Korean journalists into the country...
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Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for home

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — He’s spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with...
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Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick, the Red...
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Brazil leader won’t seek re-election

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings. He’s endorsing his finance minister for the presidency in October’s election. Temer’s decision Tuesday to put his...
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Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. The High Court of Cassation and Justice cleared Calin Popescu Tariceanu of wrongdoing on Tuesday, rejecting...
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A closer look at 10 arrested Saudi women’s rights activists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s arrest of 10 women’s rights advocates just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift the world’s only ban on women driving is seen as the culmination of a steady crackdown on anyone perceived as a potential...
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Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government. Maduro made the announcement in a televised address, giving Todd Robinson and his deputy Brian Naranjo 48 hours...
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Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said Wednesday that Myanmar’s army was not the only group that has slaughtered civilians in the country’s volatile west. In a new report, it accused ethnic Rohingya insurgents of carrying out at least one brutal massacre when...
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Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived at their first royal event as newlyweds. They attended a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry’s father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable works. The long spell of sunny...
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Palestinian plea to ICC could speed up war crime probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into Israeli practices in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip — setting off a process that they hope will culminate with war crimes...
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