Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site-2

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North...


New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand Cow Disease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and,...


Eyes on Italy's president after he vetoes populists' choice

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — All eyes are on Italian President Sergio Mattarella after he vetoed the proposed euroskeptic economy minister of what would have been Western Europe’s first populist government. News reports said Mattarella would convene the former International Monetary Fund official, Carlo Cottarelli,...


Swiss Re, Softbank call off talks on potential investment

GENEVA (AP) — Insurance company Swiss Re and Softbank have agreed to end discussions about a potential minority investment by the Japanese technology conglomerate. Swiss Re didn’t give reasons for the move in a brief statement Monday. The companies had announced in February that they were in...


Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate tax cuts

Australia Corporate Tax Cuts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government announced Monday that the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates after an opinion poll suggested the contentious reform had popular public support. The leader of a crucial minor party said she was reassessing her opposition to...


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Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim Colombia set for combative runoff with divisions over peace Eyes on Italy’s president after he vetoes populists’ choice Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote 1 new...


Colombia set for combative runoff with divisions over peace

Colombia Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s presidential election is heading into a divisive runoff between two ideological opposites as the conservative first-place finisher in Sunday’s voting took a hard line against the country’s peace deal while his rival pledged to champion the poor and excluded....


Rebels, Indian forces fight in disputed Kashmir; 2 killed

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels attacked an Indian army camp and an armored vehicle, leading to fighting in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Monday. A soldier and a civilian were killed and three soldiers were wounded. The deaths occurred overnight during fighting that followed a rebel attack...


Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Hong Kong Financial Markets

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent higher to 22,...


Oman raises death toll in aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu to 6

Oman Cyclone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman has raised the death toll in the country from Cyclone Mekunu to six. The Royal Oman Police announced the death of two additional Omanis who lost control of their car in flood waters in Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, which was directly hit by Cyclone...


Earthquake shakes northeast China, but no apparent damage

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook northeastern China early Monday, but no damage or injuries have been reported. The quake near the city of Songyuan in Jilin province was 5.7 magnitude and 13 kilometers (8 miles) deep, China’s national earthquake administration said. The U.S. Geological...

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