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‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — "Ok, let's do it." With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history ...

Hong Kong protesters block roads before handover ceremony

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong pushed barriers and dumpsters into the streets early Monday morning in an apparent bid to block access to a symbolically important ceremony marking the anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China. Police in riot gear faced them in ...

Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial

By MARCOS ALEMAN Associated Press LA HACHADURA, El Salvador (AP) — The bodies of the father and daughter who drowned together last week while trying to cross the Rio Grande to the U.S. returned to El Salvador on Sunday for burial. Photographs of Valeria, face down with her little arm ...

At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests against army rule

By HUSSEIN MALLA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A ...

Rescue ship captain held in Italy attracts donors, defenders

By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations poured in Sunday for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a police boat ...

Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan ...

Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist urges UN action in killing

By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi took her campaign for justice in his killing to the United Nations' top human rights body Tuesday and urged the U.N. to take "the next step" following a key investigator's finding that Saudi Arabia ...

Turkey’s leader vows to heed ‘messages’ of Istanbul election

By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the ...

Workshop on US economic plan for Palestinians kicking off

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration on Tuesday was convening an international conference to promote its ambitious but harshly criticized $50 billion economic support plan for ...

Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The ...