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US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power....

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army....

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier
BEIJING (AP) -- China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes....

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain
HAVANA (AP) -- Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find....

Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers....

Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he's drawn a new target - Canada....

WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars....

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
BEIJING (AP) -- China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon....

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite
PARIS (AP) -- Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a new leader - and it will be her....

China's rare milu deer return in victory for conservation
BEIJING (AP) -- The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor's hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China....

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Latin America/Caribbean
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Middle East
Iran confirms rejecting appeal by held British-Iranian woman