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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

South Korea Koreas Tension

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and...

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The Latest: Round 1 is a jabfest

APTOPIX Britain Boxing Joshua Klitschko

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Wvladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight in Wembley Stadium. (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Round one: Both fighters come out jabbing, but Anthony Joshua lands the better flurries. Mostly a get acquainted round. Joshua 10-9 9:55 p.m. The British and...


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The Latest: Pope Francis calls for diplomacy, help of UN

Japan Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 5:35 a.m. Sunday Pope Francis is warning that “a good part of humanity” will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take...


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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North...


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EU leaders unite ahead of Brexit divorce talks with UK

Belgium Europe Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with “firmly.” The 27 EU leaders in Brussels finalized the...


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Fans come out for knockout artist Joshua against Klitschko

APTOPIX Britain Boxing Joshua Klitschko

LONDON (AP) — British boxing fans are turning out in force to cheer on their countryman, Anthony Joshua, in his title defense against longtime former champion Wladimir Klitschko. Some 90,000 are expected to fill the stadium Saturday night for what has been billed as the biggest heavyweight fight in...


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Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the service member died from wounds sustained in an “explosive device blast,” stating further information would be released as...


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Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Egypt Pope

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by...


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The ayatollah's favorite didn't do so well in Iranian presidential debate

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Just a few days ago, hard line cleric Ebrahim Raisi was the contender to watch in the race to unseat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. By the weekend, his candidacy was already in doubt. In the harsh, fast-paced politicking typical of Iran’s campaign season, Raisi’s...


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Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

EU Turkey Wikipedia

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said...


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No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit

Philippines ASEAN Summit Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders ended their annual summit in Manila on Saturday without any sign that host Philippines raised its crucial arbitration victory against China over disputed South China Sea territories. President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not raise the July 12...


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