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Mirroring Grandfather, Kim Rides the Rails to Trump Summit

Mirroring Grandfather, Kim Rides the Rails to Trump Summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — For his second summit with President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro — riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. Kim’s decision to take the train all the way across China was probably prompted at least in part by security considerations— his train is…

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May: Brexit Deal Within Reach Despite EU Caution

May: Brexit Deal Within Reach Despite EU Caution

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May remains convinced March 29 remains a realistic Brexit date, despite the EU urging Britain to delay its departure from the bloc to avoid a chaotic rupture. May said after meeting with several EU leaders at a summit in Egypt that “it is within our grasp…

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Vietnam Vows ‘Maximum Level’ Security for Trump-Kim Summit

Vietnam Vows ‘Maximum Level’ Security for Trump-Kim Summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture global attention. Officials in Hanoi said they had…

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California Parents Of 13 Plead Guilty To Torture, Abuse

California Parents Of 13 Plead Guilty To Torture, Abuse

By AMY TAXIN , Associated Press RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them pleaded guilty Friday to torture and other abuse in a case dubbed a “house of horrors.” David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty Friday in Riverside County Superior Court to 14…

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From Syria, IS Slips Into Iraq to Fight Another Day

From Syria, IS Slips Into Iraq to Fight Another Day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Hundreds — likely more than 1,000 — IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by…

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