Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’ Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER, CATHERINE LUCEY, JOSH LEDERMAN and FOSTER KLUG, SINGAPORE (AP) — Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting..

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Trump to leave summit early _ after meeting with Kim Monday, June 11th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER, CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH LEDERMA, SINGAPORE (AP) — In the latest twist in the drama-filled nuclear talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump announced on the eve of their historic meeting that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear negotiations..

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Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit Sunday, June 10th, 2018

By FOSTER KLUG and CATHERINE LUCEY, SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over..

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Trump says North Korea summit is ‘one-time shot’ for Kim Saturday, June 9th, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY, TORONTO, (AP):- President Donald Trump says his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) is a “one-time shot” for the North Korean leader. Trump says at a news conference in Canada before leaving for that historic meeting in Singapore that he thinks “it’s going..

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61 Friday, June 8th, 2018

By ANGELA CHARLTON, PARIS (AP) — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61. CNN..

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Dining Russian-style at the World Cup Thursday, June 7th, 2018

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH, MOSCOW (AP) — For many fans of food and football, a World Cup in Russia is unfamiliar territory. Russian cuisine has a reputation for being stodgy, unimaginative fare. While that may have been true for many in the days of Soviet supply shortages, a new generation of..

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Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOP Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By STEVE PEOPLES and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the prospect of a “blue wave” in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for..

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Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By WAYNE PARRY, ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America pageant is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists..

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Guatemala volcano toll up as rescuers dig in ash, mud flows Monday, June 4th, 2018

By SONIA PEREZ D., EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers used heavy machinery and shovels found the bodies of several more victims of an eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire on Monday, and rescuers pulled 10 people still alive from ash drifts and mud flows. The official death toll stood at 25..

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Californians picking governor, Senate candidates in primary Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

(AP): California’s primary election is Tuesday and includes races for governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices, all 53 U.S. House districts and most seats in the state Legislature. The top two vote-getters in each contest will advance to the November general election, regardless of their..

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Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big? Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits for his country. But lately he’s gained notoriety for his envelopes..

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North Koreans to meet Trump; deliver letter from leader Friday, June 1st, 2018

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN, NEW YORK (AP) — A top aide to Kim Jong Un was en route to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting “good progress” in talks between the two sides to revive..

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Specter of trade war after US tariffs on EU, Mexico, Canada Thursday, May 31st, 2018

By KEN THOMAS and LORNE COOK, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies. Europe and Mexico pledged to retaliate quickly, exacerbating..

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Russian journalist reported killed in Ukraine shows up alive Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, MOSCOW (AP) — Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday less than 24 hours after police reported he had been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment building. The country’s security services said Babchenko’s..

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White House: US ‘continues to actively prepare’ for summit Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and KIM TONG-HYUNG, WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. “continues to actively prepare” for an “expected summit” between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House said, as diplomatic efforts are underway on two continents..

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US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit Monday, May 28th, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY, MATTHEW LEE, HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG, WASHINGTON DC, SEOUL, (AP): A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. Both the..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..