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After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the ...

Prosecutor: Man makes deadly toxin for an attack in Germany

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have thwarted a plot by a Tunisian man who created the deadly toxin ricin using castor bean seeds and planned to use the poison in an Islamic extremist attack in Germany, federal prosecutors said ...

Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France's ...

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. Thursday's ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which ...

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen’s Hodeida

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of Yemen's port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor. A ...

Hungary sends smugglers to prison for 71 suffocation deaths

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in ...

100 years of voting: British marches celebrate suffragettes

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women turned British cities into rivers of green, white and violet Sunday to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the U.K. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" saw women march through London, ...

Business as usual in North Korea as public unaware of summit

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right? Well, it might be, if ...

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto ...

Spain rescues 334 migrants from Mediterranean, finds 4 dead

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue service says its patrol craft reached nine different boats carrying migrants that had left from ...

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — An opinion poll published Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world's two largest Jewish communities. The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed ...

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel ...

Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. The historic meeting will be held at the ...

Obama-era license aimed to let Iran convert money in dollars

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and ...

At Guatemala volcano, caution as rescue efforts resume

By MARK STEVENSON and SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Authorities cautiously resumed search and rescue operations Wednesday in towns and villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, with time quickly running out to find any ...

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most ...

North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking ...

EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports from July

By LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. "The new duties start ...

Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

By MICHAEL SOHN, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police shot and wounded a 53-year-old Austrian man who yelled and waved a knife inside the cathedral in the center of the German capital Sunday, a police spokesman said. There was no immediate indication the man's reported actions were ...

China warns US trade deals are off if tariffs go ahead

By JOE McDONALD and PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it wouldn't step up its purchases of American products if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tax billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports. White House advisers insisted on ...