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Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

PARIS — Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.
Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress.
Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's centre -right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON — Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still won't meet with Prime

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian National Defence Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response
George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown.
Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

ANKARA, Turkey — A U.S. withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to "chaos" and "an Iraq on steroids," Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan.
Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country's president relented on a condition that he renounce rad
Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO — Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.
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