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Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while ...

Kremlin says it expects Putin-Trump meeting to go ahead

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia said on Wednesday it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel the sit-down with Putin ...

World faces ‘impossible’ task at post-Paris climate talks

By FRANK JORDANS and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print. The euphoria of 2015 has given way to sober realization that getting an agreement ...

Mexico to up border security after migrants try to cross

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, as police lined up outside a shelter in the city of Tijuana and told Central American migrants they couldn't walk toward the border ...

After dispute with Russia, Ukraine imposes martial law

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and EFRAM LUKATSKY, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in parts of the country to fight what its president called "growing aggression" from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean ...

Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Donald Trump tell it, he was made for a moment like this: A high-stakes face-off. A ticking clock. A cagey adversary. The man who calls himself a supreme dealmaker will have the opportunity this week to put himself to ...

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the ...

Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident

By MATTHEW BODNER, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has blocked passage through the Kerch Strait, a narrow body of water nestled between Crimea and the Russian mainland, after three Ukrainian navy ships made what the Russian coast guard has called an unauthorized crossing through ...

France to assess financial impact of clashes over fuel tax

PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister has said he will meet with the country's employers' federation and retailers to assess the economic impact of violent clashes with police over fuel tax hikes. Police bulldozers and garbage trucks cleaned up rubble on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, a day ...

AP Explains: China’s megaprojects fuel unease in Pakistan

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The assault on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi was the latest in a series of attacks on China's growing influence in Pakistan, where Beijing is financing tens of billions of dollars' worth of megaprojects that critics fear will plunder the ...