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Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

April 19, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May departs 10 Downing Street in London for Prime Minister’s Questions in the Houses of Parliament Wednesday, April 19, 2017. On Tuesday May announced plans for a snap general election on June 8. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) LONDON (AP) — British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time...

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US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you ‘100 percent’

April 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks at the North side from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. Viewing...

UK leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

April 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside her official residence of 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday April 18, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she will seek early election on June 8 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)...

Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

April 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A hooded elite police officer pulls a suitcase after searches in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The French interior minister says police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an “imminent” terror...

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

April 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war...

Venezuela’s Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias

April 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise. Maduro said he hopes to...

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally

April 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade with America’s anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the...

Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

April 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — The impossible is now possible, French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said in celebration after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency. But the Trump effect may not bring Le Pen the boost she had once expected. That’s in...

US: North Korean test missile explodes on launch

April 15, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. It...

Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt

April 15, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

CAIRO (AP) — Easter Mass celebrations were held amid fear and grief in churches across the country Saturday after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. At least eight security agents could be seen...