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Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch....

Dozens of businesses looted amid Nicaragua unrest
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Dozens of shops in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua have been looted as protests and disturbances sparked by government social security reforms continued into Sunday. Human rights groups say at least 26 people have been killed in several days of clashes....

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117
TOKYO (AP) -- The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died....

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her and she thinks he isn't interested in finding the truth....

Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump
PARIS (AP) -- Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump....

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria....

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries....

Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An upstart Islamic State affiliate that first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 is becoming increasingly deadly and their attacks on the country's minority Shiites have grown bolder. In Sunday's devastating bombing, a suicide bomber walked up to a crowd outside a voter registration office and blew himself up killing 57 people....

The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 57 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):...

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with an Israeli TV channel, saying an imperfect deal is better than no deal and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled....

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