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Migration fight shakes German government as Merkel, ally face off

posted: 06/17/2018 10:26 a.m. Comment 1

BERLIN — Germany's interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration.

Abe pledges Japan's aid in nuke removal

updated: 06/17/2018 4:32 a.m. Discuss

The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un built a foundation for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, but the process needs to be verifiable and irreversible, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a television interview Saturday.

Britain OKs boy’s use of cannabis oil

posted: 06/17/2018 4:23 a.m. Discuss

The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures.

Pence directs U.S. aid in Iraq to Christians, Yazidis

updated: 06/17/2018 4:16 a.m. Comment 1

The premier U.S. aid agency is poised to send millions of dollars directly to Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq under a rarely used, streamlined funding arrangement after coming under pressure from Vice President Mike Pence.

No-confidence measure fails in Greece

posted: 06/17/2018 4:16 a.m. Discuss

Greece's left-led coalition government on Saturday survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, brought in response to a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter's name.

Troops, protesters clash in Kashmir

posted: 06/17/2018 4:15 a.m. Discuss

At least one person was killed and about two dozen others wounded on Saturday as protests against Indian rule were followed by clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir shortly after Eid prayers, police and residents said.

Rebels deny Yemen airport taken

updated: 06/17/2018 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the coalition had seized the facility that is the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

Bombing kills 21 people, mostly Taliban

updated: 06/17/2018 4:12 a.m. Discuss

A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, most of them believed to be Taliban fighters who had gathered to celebrate a three-day cease-fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a police official said.

Merkel seeks French support on migrants

posted: 06/17/2018 4:10 a.m. Discuss

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will turn to France to help defuse a domestic crisis over migration amid an increasing risk that the European Union may unravel unless its member states adopt a common policy.

The world in brief

posted: 06/17/2018 4:06 a.m. Discuss

17 Venezuela clubgoers die in stampede

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

posted: 06/16/2018 2:12 p.m. Discuss

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the coalition had seized the facility that is the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

17 killed after nightclub brawl in Venezuela, government says

posted: 06/16/2018 12:50 p.m. Comment 1

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed early Saturday after a tear gas device was set off during a nightclub brawl in the capital, triggering a stampede among hundreds of people gathered for a graduation celebration.

Pope denounces abortion as modern-day 'white glove' eugenics

posted: 06/16/2018 10:42 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Trade fight heats up between U.S., China

updated: 06/16/2018 3:58 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. and China moved to the brink of a trade war on Friday after President Donald Trump's administration announced tariffs on Chinese imports would take effect in three weeks and pledged additional investment restrictions, prompting an immediate vow of retaliation from Beijing.

Taliban leader killed in airstrike

updated: 06/16/2018 3:47 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. drone strike killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan's eastern Konar province, Afghan officials said Friday, eliminating a notorious insurgent commander who had ordered attacks on schoolchildren in Pakistan, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

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