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

China US Trade

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


Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s presidential hopefuls on Sunday evening demanded respect from President Donald Trump and the United States, and sparred over how to confront the nation’s challenges, from dealing with deported migrants to the cross-border flows of drugs and guns....


The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is offering a series of dramatic potential U.S. concessions to Iran if it agrees to make “major changes.” Pompeo on Monday called for a stronger...


AP Top International News at 11:56 a.m. EDT

The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance Moon enters talks with Trump with driver’s seat at stake Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China Aide:...


Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

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PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France’s parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen animal rights associations have called on...


Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, a top aide said Monday. Saeb Erekat said Abbas is in “very good health” after spending several hours visiting the...


Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

Britain Tower Fire

LONDON (AP) — Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London wept Monday as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain’s deadliest blaze in decades. The Grenfell Tower inquiry is beginning with two weeks of tributes to those who died when a fire...


International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s already embattled government. A coalition of 14 nations from throughout the Americas, including Brazil,...


South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

South Africa Ax Murder Trial

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation. Henri van Breda, 23, was also found guilty of obstruction of...


Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

Ireland Abortion

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country’s decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: “Her choice: vote yes.” Anti-abortion placards warn against a “license to kill.” Online, the argument is just as...


Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

US China Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to “substantially reduce”...

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