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Word cloud: The message in Pyongyang’s propaganda

By ERIC TALMADGE and PENNY YI WANG, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Kim. Nuclear. War. Nothing sums up the message embedded in North Korea's propaganda better than those three words. That's exactly what the world hears — and what's revealed in this word cloud, a visual display of terms used ...

Airstrikes pound Yemen’s capital as Saudis back ex-president

By AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led fighter jets pounded Yemen's capital on Monday as the coalition threw its support behind a former president who was once allied with the country's Houthi rebels but is now battling them for control of the ...

Theresa May makes diplomatic push to unlock Brexit talks

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a diplomatic blitz to Brussels, where she will meet top European Union officials Monday in an effort to reach a belated breakthrough in the negotiations on Britain's exit from the bloc. May is to ...

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

By NARIMAN EL-MOFTY, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the ...

Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Pakistani leaders Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after the insurgents moving ...

London mayor urges UK’s May to cancel Trump state visit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London on Thursday added his voice to mounting calls for President Donald Trump's state visit to the U.K. to be canceled over his retweets of a British far-right group. Sadiq Khan said Trump has promoted "a vile, extremist group" ...

Pope demands ‘decisive measures’ to resolve Rohingya exodus

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has ...

US, China hold low-key military talks amid NKorea tensions

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a ...

What’s new, and what’s ahead, after North Korea’s ICBM test

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credible. Wednesday's launch of what the North ...

UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, "I am not a war criminal!" and ...