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Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

By TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated ...

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

By CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea's promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said "we're talking to them now" about putting it back on ...

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. In an emailed ...

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the administration will take ...

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster’

By LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, ...

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A law professor put forward as Italy's next premier faced suspicions Tuesday that he overstated his academic credentials, including referring on his resume to seven summers of studies at New York University that turned out to involve only ...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

By DESMOND BUTLER and TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He ...

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said "there's a very substantial chance" it won't go off as planned. "The fate ...

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit ...

Pompeo issues steep demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change ...