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Australian cardinal to face trial on sexual abuse charges

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, on Tuesday officially denied charges of sexual abuse spanning decades after his lawyers failed to sway a court ...

Like a showman, Trump suggests DMZ for ‘big event’ with Kim

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a consummate showman, President Donald Trump began rolling the drum Monday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, suggesting the "big event" take place in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas. That's where ...

Israel says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a "half ton" of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming it proved that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal ...

South Korean leader says Trump ‘can take the Nobel’

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken off a suggestion that he receive the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump "can take the Nobel prize" as long as the Koreas receive peace in return. Moon made the ...

Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including 9 reporters

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said. An AFP photographer, a cameraman for ...

UK PM May replaces minister as immigration scandal widens

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday appointed the first ethnic-minority politician to the key post of home secretary, as the government struggled to contain a scandal over the mistreatment of long-term residents from the ...

Climate experts in Bonn seek to make Paris climate deal work

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and environmentalists are gathering in Bonn, Germany, to keep working on the rules governing the Paris climate accord. The talks starting Monday are part of preparations for December's global climate summit in Katowice, Poland, when the so-called Paris rulebook must ...

Pompeo says Israel, Palestinian peace still a US priority

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a priority for the Trump administration, despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its planned move of ...

Swedish royals mum on report that man groped crown princess

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's royal household is staying mum about allegations that Crown Princess Victoria was groped years ago by the man reportedly at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in ...

Merkel gets much smaller platform on US visit

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days earlier: that America and Europe need to bury the hatchet on key issues, from global trade to international ...