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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...

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Italy's premier-designate Conte leaps into social media

ROME (AP) — Italy’s 5-Star Movement has long been at the forefront of using social media to engage its base and promote its “direct democracy” ethos, and its first-ever premier-designate, Giuseppe Conte, has finally caught the bug. Conte this week has launched Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...


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World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

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HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors eyed the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea, developments in global trade disputes and prepared for a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,961 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.4...


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China says US commerce secretary due June 2 for talks

BEIJING (AP) — China says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on June 2 for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China’s trade surplus with the United States. An announcement by the official Xinhua News Agency on Friday said the two sides will...


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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...


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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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N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric but it has used worse Decision time in Ireland as voters decide on abortion law Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17 At least 49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River Explosion...


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Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the Damascus government. It was not clear if there were any casualties at the Dabaa air...


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Rebel, military fighting in Congo's northeast kills 19

BENI, Congo (AP) — A Congo military spokesman says 14 rebels and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the country’s northeast. Mak Hazukay Mongba says the soldiers had been pursuing Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Mbau-Kamango after the fighters staged an attack about 15 kilometers (9...


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Explosion in Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

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TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police said Friday two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their identity entered the Bombay...


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Decision time in Ireland as voters decide on abortion law

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DUBLIN (AP) — It’s decision time in Ireland as citizens tackle one of the traditionally Roman Catholic country’s most divisive issues — whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that imposes a strict abortion ban. Under sunny skies, voters throughout Ireland cast votes Friday in a bitterly...


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