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Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes On North Korean side of DMZ, it’s change in the air Allies disappointed by ‘big bang’ of US walkout from UN body No easy path: Complex mass migration reshapes globe Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks Giant...


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New data shows how vastly different migration in the US is than in Germany

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump has seized upon Germany as a model of the perils of migration. He’s repeatedly - and falsely - claimed that crime in Germany is up in an effort to suggest an intractable link between migration and criminal activity. He’s warned of immigrants...


Business

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

Europe US Tariffs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports Friday, including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The 28-nation EU’s trade chief,...


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Gunmen kill police officer's son, uncle in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a police officer’s car in the Pakistani city of Quetta early Wednesday, killing his young son and uncle, and critically wounding the officer, police said. Officer Abdul Qayum says fellow officer Abdul Samad came under attack while returning home after...


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Rocket attack in southeast Turkey kills 2 soldiers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rocket attack by Kurdish rebels on a military vehicle in southeast Turkey has killed two soldiers and wounded one other, Turkish officials said Wednesday. A statement from the governor’s office for Hakkari province said the vehicle was attacked as it was leaving a hilltop...


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Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Yemen UAE Sexual Torture

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...


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Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Yemen UAE Sexual Torture

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally — a...


Lifestyle

Paris Fashion Week menswear shows kick off

Paris Fashion Off-White

PARIS (AP) — Fashion editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried “Bonjour Paris” Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital. Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its African-American designer...


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At least 10 miners killed in collapse in Zambia, police say

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Police in Zambia say at least 10 miners are dead after a mine dump collapsed about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the capital, Lusaka. Illegal mining has been a sensitive subject for the government of the southern African nation for years. It was not immediately clear what...


Business

Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assets

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a historic bill to privatize the U.S. territory’s troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the production and distribution of energy amid an 11-year...


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