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NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned...

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Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom...

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Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom...

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Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. Two...

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Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) " The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted...

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Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) " The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted...

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Gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) " A Pakistani official says gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country's southwest.Local official Jehangir Dashti says it was unclear who was behind the killings before dawn Thursday.He says about three...

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Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods

TOKYO (AP) " Emperor Akihito is praying at a Japanese shrine in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods.The 85-year-old emperor will retire on April 30 in the first abdication in 200 years and a rarity in Japan's ancient imperial history.Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed to...

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German pastor praises Madeira medics after deadly bus crash

LISBON, Portugal (AP) " A German pastor working on Madeira is praising the medics who cared for the survivors of the bus crash on the Portuguese island that killed 29 people.Ilse Everlien Berardo told German broadcaster n-tv Thursday the survivors she spoke to were "very calm. Of course, they were...

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Nonfiction: The Unsteady Evolution of Democracy

Sheri Berman’s “Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe” sees the political history of Europe as one step forward, one step back.

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Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Ill

The woman is in a coma after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for symptoms.

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Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations

A years-long battle over control of the domain name, which included promises of free Kindles, may soon be decided.

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France Debates How to Rebuild Notre-Dame, Weighing History and Modernity

The discussions gained strength as President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders paid tribute to the firefighters who saved the cathedral from complete destruction this week.

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Corner Office: David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee: ‘The Devil Can’t Have the Best Tunes’

The son of World War II refugees, Mr. Miliband walked away from British politics. Today he works to bring food, aid and education to refugees around the world.

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North Korea’s State-Run Economy Falters Under Sanctions, Testing Elite Loyalty

International sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program have been felt most acutely by the party and military officials who support Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian rule.

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3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

Outdoor apparel company The North Face says three members of its global athlete team are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park

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Merkel ‘Saddened’ as Germany Awaits Answers on Deadly Bus Crash in Madeira

Most of the victims seem to have been Germans on vacation on the Portuguese island. Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences as an inquiry was opened.

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Latin America's huge graft probe: Construction giant paid $800 million to Peruvian politicians

All but one of Peru's living elected former presidents are suspected of taking part in corruption with construction giant Odebrecht at center.         

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WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

WHO says death toll from this month’s fighting between rival Libyan factions for control of Tripoli has risen to 205

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