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UK leader fills top Brexit post after shock resignation

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union insisted Monday that their divorce negotiations remain on track, after the resignation of the U.K.'s top Brexit official shook Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile grip on power. May appointed staunchly ...

Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

By HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent ...

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the ...

Pompeo points to Vietnam as example of improved relations

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea. Pompeo met with senior Vietnamese officials, including the prime minister and foreign minister in ...

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

By KARL RITTER, Associated Press ROME (AP) — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico ...

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea’s ‘gangster’ rebuke, cites progress

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday brushed aside North Korea's accusation of "gangster-like" denuclearization demands. Pompeo maintained that his third visit to the country had produced results but also vowed that sanctions would ...

Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, with officials saying Sunday ...

4 hospitalized after Pamplona’s running of the bulls

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man who was gored and three others who were trampled in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival were hospitalized Saturday, officials in the Spanish city of Pamplona said. Among those receiving medical treatment is a 20-year-old Canadian man ...

US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy

By PAUL WISEMAN and JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade war that erupted Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. The opening shots ...

Insider attack kills US service member in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Kabul has confirmed that a U.S. service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan. A Saturday statement by the Resolute Support Mission said that two other U.S. service members were wounded ...