Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

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In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North...


The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU...


Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

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LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


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Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7 Netherlands, Australia hold...


UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s name said Friday the issues “have been narrowed” and both sides are determined to reach an agreement. Matthew Nimetz told reporters that talks “have been...


Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortion

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion. The chief prosecutor’s office said Friday that Jhon Jairo Velasquez was arrested in Medellin. It has yet to provide details about the...


Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government

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ROME (AP) — The law professor tapped to try to form Italy’s first populist government spent a second day in talks Friday, a possible indication the political novice was finding tough going in assembling a Cabinet that could keep rival forces together in a coalition. Giuseppe Conte returned on...


Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman Catholic nation that has seen a wave of liberalization in recent years. The country’s leaders support a...


2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges

PARIS (AP) — Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday. President Emmanuel Macron said that France’s foreign intelligence...


Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said. The blast, the latest to rock Libya’s second-largest city, took place on a commercial street full of...


Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington’s...

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