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May 30, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump named the chief of staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency on an acting basis on Wednesday while the president's nominee awaits Senate confirmation. The White House said Trump had designated Peter O'Rourke to serve as acting VA...
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Kim Yong Chol, foreground, a former military intelligence chief who is now North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's top official on inter-Korean relations, arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Kim Yong Chol was headed to New York for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Madoka Ikegami/Kyodo News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 9:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level mission to the United States in 18 years. Associated Press reporters...
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Flames of rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over Gaza Strip toward Israeli lands, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 30, 2018 - 4:44 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "after the resistance succeeded in...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:51 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalan President Quim Torra has appointed a Cabinet composed of members not being investigated in a judicial probe into last year's independence bid, paving the way for an end to the seven-month vacuum in the regional government. Spanish central authorities, who are managing...
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In this image made from video, Kim Yong Chol, right, a former military intelligence chief who is now Kim Jong Un's top official on inter-Korean relations, walks through Beijing airport after his arrival Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s side at the table in last weekend’s North-South summit, and had been a prominent senior official in other important talks. It was not possible to confirm the reason for his visit to Beijing, or if he would be traveling on to another destination. (AP Photo)
May 29, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on preparations for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Japan's U.N. ambassador says "maximum pressure" should be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete actions toward eliminating its...
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In this image made from video, Kim Yong Chol, center, a former military intelligence chief who is now Kim Jong Un's top official on inter-Korean relations, walks through Beijing airport after his arrival Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s side at the table in last weekend’s North-South summit, and had been a prominent senior official in other important talks. It was not possible to confirm the reason for his visit to Beijing, or if he would be traveling on to another destination. (AP Photo)
May 29, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapid-fire diplomacy played out on two continents Tuesday in advance of an "expected" summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, the strengthening resolve coming after a series of high-risk, high-reward gambits by the two leaders. Officials won't say that...
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Premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli, center carrying a backpack, is flanked by security as he walks to Montecitorio Palace, the seat of the Lower Chambero of Parliament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and in the necessity of Italy cutting its stubbornly high-debt load. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The formation of an interim government of unelected technocrats in Italy has been delayed. Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF official tapped to become premier, went to see President Sergio Mattarella as scheduled on...
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Soldiers escort cargo trucks carrying aviation fuel to the international airport, during a truckers strike to protest rising fuel costs in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 28, 2018. Brazilian cabinet ministers are calling on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government has gone as far as it can to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
May 28, 2018 - 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian cabinet ministers on Monday called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands. The ministers spoke in...
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New premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli, right, addresses the media after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Monday, May 28, 2018. Italy's president has formally asked economist Cottarelli to try to form a government after quashing the hopes of the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the League to form Western Europe's first populist government. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian populists vowed Monday to convert voter anger over their thwarted bid to govern for the first time into a kind of plebiscite on the European Union, financial markets and eurozone membership as the country found itself propelled to fresh elections as soon as late summer. Amid the...
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Italian Premier designate Giuseppe Conte arrives at his home in the centre of Rome, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the drawn-out process of forming Italy's new government (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Italian President Sergio Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders' choice of an economy minister who has expressed anti-euro views because the appointment would have "alarmed...
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