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The Latest: Trump enjoys Japanese palace dinner with emperor

May. 27, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is enjoying a six-course state banquet dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo featuring consommé, cote de boeuf and fruit. The White House says Monday's menu includes Consommé a...

Trump, Japan's Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests

May. 27, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn't believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on a four-day state visit full...

A hefty donation to Trump's inaugural comes under scrutiny

May. 27, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and all he's got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. The contribution from Haney, a prolific political donor, came as he was seeking regulatory approval and...

World stocks rise as EU vote avoids worst case scenarios

May. 27, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks rose in Europe on Monday, after a mixed day in Asia, as pro-EU forces retained a majority in the 28-nation bloc's parliament despite the rise of nationalist parties in a region-wide vote. Germany's DAX climbed 0.4% to 12,061 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.2% to 5,326. Markets were...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 27, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry...

Trump meets with families of Japanese abducted by N. Korea

May. 27, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan. Trump, who is making a four-day state visit, appeared to listen intently to the relatives' accounts of their...

In vastly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

May. 27, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is...

China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

May. 27, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. A brief clip from the comedian's "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" segment on Chinese equipment maker Huawei's dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state...

Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

May. 27, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the...

Melania Trump enjoys nature-themed Japan cultural experience

May. 27, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — First lady Melania Trump had a nature-oriented Japanese cultural experience Monday at Akasaka Palace, where she learned that bamboo trunks can create music and also serve as flower vases. Mrs. Trump and Japanese first lady Akie Abe were entertained by tunes from a "shakuhachi" bamboo flute,...