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London mayor urges UK’s May to cancel Trump state visit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London on Thursday added his voice to mounting calls for President Donald Trump's state visit to the U.K. to be canceled over his retweets of a British far-right group. Sadiq Khan said Trump has promoted "a vile, extremist group" ...

Pope demands ‘decisive measures’ to resolve Rohingya exodus

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has ...

US, China hold low-key military talks amid NKorea tensions

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a ...

What’s new, and what’s ahead, after North Korea’s ICBM test

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credible. Wednesday's launch of what the North ...

UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, "I am not a war criminal!" and ...

N. Korea fires ICBM it says is ‘significantly more’ powerful

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 2 ½ months of relative quiet, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington ...

Bali airport reopens, but volcano still spewing ash

By STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country's president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone within the mountain's ...

Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world's most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for ...

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military ...

Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump landed Tuesday in the ...