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North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military....

The Latest: Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):...

Pence thanks US military members during stop in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence ended his trip to Asia on Monday with a thanks to U.S. service members based in Hawaii and promises of robust military spending under President Donald Trump....

Brazil corruption scandal is business as usual for Odebrecht
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Grinning in front of the camera, the former CEO of the huge Brazilian builder at the center of the world's biggest corruption scandal spoke frankly about the billions in bribes and illegal financing that the Odebrecht company put into the pockets and campaign coffers of politicians and public officials....

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff
PARIS (AP) -- France's established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron - an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace....

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign
PARIS (AP) -- Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding a little more detail to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin....

Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France
PARIS (AP) -- When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident....

Macron vs. Le Pen: Opposing styles and visions for France
PARIS (AP) -- They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France's presidential runoff May 7....

France's steely Le Pen gets far-right in presidential runoff
HENIN-BEAUMONT, France (AP) -- Marine Le Pen's steely resolve, helped by a cutting tongue, propelled her political career, but it was her masterful use of a soft touch that has brought her one step away from the French presidency....

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs....

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