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Opioid billed as `safer’ is abused widely around the world

By EMILY SCHMALL and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the ...

China says trade deal with US must be ‘mutually beneficial’

By JOE McDONALD and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers BEIJING (AP) — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be "mutually beneficial." A ...

Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for all

By MARI YAMAGUCHI and STEPHEN WADE Associated Press FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They'll also ...

Mexican president prays with family of dead US dual citizens

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador prayed for the safety of the country with the relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month and assured them "at least four" suspects have been detained, a ...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

By KATHY GANNON Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to ...

NATO downplays divisions as infighting roils alliance

By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders sought Wednesday to paper over their differences on an array of issues, such as the military alliance's future priorities, but insisted they would respond as one in the event of any attack on any 29 member ...

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as N. Korea raps Trump

By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain in his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his military chief lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for ...

Trump calls Trudeau ‘2-faced’ after palace gossip goes viral

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity. U.S. President Donald Trump branded the leader of America's northern ...

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

By LORNE COOK Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With questions raised over NATO's credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for the future. NATO Secretary-General Jens ...

Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France’s Macron

By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO leaders' meeting on Tuesday aiming insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, slamming '"unpatriotic" Democrats at home for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad and ...