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Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

By PETER PRENGAMAN and ANDRE PENNER, Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — An abandoned high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said ...

2 Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea's president asked the United Nations to observe the North's planned closing of its nuclear ...

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 ...

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said ...

Central American asylum-seeking caravan reaches US border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in ...

Trump’s travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries, a move that would hand the president a major victory on a controversial signature ...

Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress

By JOSH LEDERMAN and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to ...

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat walks across the border and into the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday to greet South Korean President Moon ...

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a ...

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah. The recent find ...

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron’s second day in US

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. The pageantry of Macron's official ...