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What everyone wants at the Trump-Kim summit

HANOI - President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many critics call ...

'Man storms cockpit in an attempt to hijack Bangladeshi plane'

DHAKA - A plane bound for Dubai has made an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh after an apparent hijacking attempt, the airline operator has confirmed.    A gunman reportedly tried ...

Donald Trump says Pulwama attack horrible, would be wonderful if India-Pakistan get along

NEW DELHI - US President Donald Trump Tuesday described as a "horrible situation" the Pulwama terrorist attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were ki ...

Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela’s border

CUCUTA -  Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia on Saturday, heightening tensions over blocked humanitarian aid t ...

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

CUCUTA - The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and ba ...

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

AURORA -  A 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatal ...

Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON - Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown.   But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over Pre ...

Trudeau cabinet minister resigns amid controversy

TORONTO -  Canada’s former justice minister announced Tuesday that she was quitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet — a move that follows allegations Trudeau’s office pressured her to avoid ...

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.   ...

Snowbound California guests freed after 5 days at lodge

LOS ANGELES - More than 120 visitors and staff who were snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days have been freed, authorities said Friday.   Up to 7 feet (2 meters) of snow trapped ...

2 dead, 2 injured when plane parts hit California house

YORBA LINDA - Two people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, dropping parts that scattered across a Southern California neighborhood and ignited a house fire ...

TSA officer jumps to his death at Orlando airport

ORLANDO - An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida’s busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoi ...

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and ...

Pompeo says team heading to Asia for 2nd Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is sending a team “someplace in Asia” to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of ...

Venezuela’s Maduro offers to negotiate with opposition

MOSCOW - More than a week into a standoff with the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate.   Violent street demonstrations erupted ...