Nation/World

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

World

AP Top International News at 2:58 a.m. EDT

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends Polls open in Turkey’s high-stakes elections New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital Mattis to visit China as...


Lifestyle

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

Belgium WWI UNESCO

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. The Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War I took place,...


World

New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

New Zealand Prime Minister Baby-4

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public...


World

Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

China US Mattis Visit

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...


World

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes elections

APTOPIX Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Polls opened for Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections Sunday, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold on power or curtail his political ambitions. Voters began gathering outside polling centers to cast their ballots in the...


World

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Mideast envoy says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published Sunday in the Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, Jared...


World

In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Iraq The Iran Factor

BAGHDAD (AP) — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a...


Government , National

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Trump Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest...


World

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Polls open in Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections.


National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 24, the 175th day of 2018. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1968, “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People’s March on Washington, D.C., was closed down by authorities. On this date:...


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