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UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are ...

Hopes for missing Yazidis dim as Islamic State defeat looms

By PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — Baseh Hammo was 38 when she was enslaved by militants of the Islamic State group. Raped and abused, she was sold 17 times among members of the so-called "caliphate," and moved from city to city across a vast stretch of territory IS once ...

Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A year since effectively making himself China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. As China's ...

Egypt railcar crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station at high speed on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, leaving at least 25 people dead, officials said. Railway officials said the single ...

Trump, Kim open second nuclear summit with handshake, smiles

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, FOSTER KLUG and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles and friendly banter before sitting down ...

Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. Victorian state ...

Nigeria’s president is re-elected, but challenger rejects it

By CARA ANNA and KHALED KAZZIHA, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president was declared the clear winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy early Wednesday, after a campaign in which he urged voters to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, ...

Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, 2 pilots captured

By ROSHAN MUGHAL and AIJAZ HUSSAIN, Associated Press MUZAFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured two pilots, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last ...

Hanoi summit nightmare scenario: Bad deals and little change

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't so much "fire and fury" and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ...

China’s Huawei unveils 5G phone with folding screen

By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Reporter BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China's Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market's dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on ...