US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...


Private jet crashes in Honduran capital, all aboard survive

APTOPIX Honduras Plane Crash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras’ capital Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger, the government’s emergency management agency said. Photographs posted by the agency showed a white...


US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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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, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


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Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster‘ US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last...


Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said. Dozens more people were reportedly injured. The violence came amid months of protests against the Sterlite copper smelting plant in the town of...


Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Tuesday that most of these missionaries will be reassigned to...


Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

LONDON (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with “Flights,” a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. “Flights” beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi’s horror story...


Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Accusing Israel of systematic crimes, including apartheid in the occupied territories, Palestinians on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation that could ultimately lead to charges against Israeli leaders. Israel immediately slammed the...


Pope to host more Chile abuse victims, 5 of them priests

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is planning to meet with more victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, a sign he isn’t finished hearing about the “system of abuse” that flourished in a parish that produced dozens of priests over the years. The Vatican said Tuesday that five of the...


Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

Brazil Presidential Race

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Acknowledging the unlikelihood of his re-election, Brazil’s deeply unpopular president on Tuesday said he wasn’t running and endorsed his former finance minister for the top office less than five months before voters in Latin America’s largest nation pick a new leader....

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