Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — This week’s summit between rivals North and South Korea represents, in part, unfinished business for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In pursuing engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to defuse a nuclear crisis, Moon is also...
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The Latest: Moon will attend mass games after Kim meeting

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 9:30 a.m. South Korea says President Moon Jae-in will attend a performance of North Korea’s iconic mass games...
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Venezuela’s Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations next week because of concerns his opponents would try to kill him if he travels abroad. Maduro said he had hoped to attend to the U.N....
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Intl court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Fatou Bensouda said in a...
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Pope: Sex is a gift from god, not taboo, between couples

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a “great” gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman. Francis urged the group of young Catholics from the Grenoble diocese to...
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1 dead, 11 injured in scaffolding collapse at Madrid hotel

MADRID (AP) — Scaffolding at a luxury hotel undergoing renovation in central Madrid collapsed on Tuesday, killing one construction worker and injuring at least 11 others, an official said. Wrought iron work on the sixth floor of the centrally located Ritz Hotel collapsed...
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Trump welcomes president of Poland to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted President Andrzej Duda and his wife on Tuesday. The two leaders were holding bilateral talks and a joint news conference later in the...
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Top German spy loses job after clashing with Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country. Merkel’s office released a short statement Tuesday saying the head of Germany’s BfV...
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Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching. Francis issued new rules reforming the...
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Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis’ role in Argentina’s most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church’s troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he...
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