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June 13, 2018 - 5:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch alleges that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks may constitute war crimes. The statement was issued Wednesday ahead of an emergency U.N. General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution condemning...
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Map locates Hodeida, Yemen, where Saudi-led forces began assault; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
June 13, 2018 - 5:36 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government began an assault Wednesday morning on Yemen's port city of Hodeida, a crucial battle in the 3-year-old conflict that aid agencies warned could push the Arab world's poorest country into further chaos. Iranian...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Donald Trump had previously condemned the cruelty of North Korea’s government, but after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump seemed to play down the severity of human rights violations in North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
June 13, 2018 - 5:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as "very smart" and having a "...
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A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 5:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter's progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday,...
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A couple look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Asian stocks mostly fell Wednesday after a muted market response to the Trump-Kim summit. Investors have now turned their eyes to the trio of this week's central bank meetings. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 13, 2018 - 5:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Wednesday but Japan's benchmark finished slightly higher after a muted market response to the U.S.-North Korean summit. Investors have now turned their eyes to this week's three central bank meetings. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was up 0.2 percent in early...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain's Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court saying...
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En esta foto distribuida por el Ministerio de Comunicaciones e Información de Singapur, el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump aborda el avión presidencial Air Force One tras la cumbre con el líder norcoreano Kim Jong Un, martes 12 de junio de 2018 en Singapur. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 5:07 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Russia is welcoming the outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says "one can...
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Iraqi security forces and firemen gather as smoke rises from a fire that broke out at Baghdad's largest ballot box storage site, where ballots from Iraq's May parliamentary elections are stored, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 10, 2018. The ballots are part of a manual recount of votes, mandated in a law passed by the Iraqi parliament last Wednesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
June 13, 2018 - 5:05 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government. The move, announced by al-Sadr and Hadi al-...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, June 12, approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed’s seven-member board. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. Financial markets are steady as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Dow and S&P 500 futures are flat and European indexes are mixed...
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Map locates Hodeida, Yemen, where Saudi-led forces began assault; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
June 13, 2018 - 4:51 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government began an assault Wednesday morning on Yemen's port city of Hodeida, a crucial battle in the 3-year-old conflict that aid agencies warned could push the Arab world's poorest country into further chaos. Iranian...
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