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UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed...

Putin, Macron hold French-Russian talks before G-7

Aug. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine and to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union during a meeting in southern France on Monday. But they disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the...

Juncker has successful surgery; will miss G7 Biarritz summit

Aug. 19, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has undergone a successful operation to remove his gallbladder but will not be able to attend this weekend's Group of Seven meeting in Biarritz, France. EU spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Juncker's doctors banned him from...

The Latest: Lawmakers seek reforms on domestic terrorism

Aug. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Leading New Mexico state legislators and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham want to write new definitions and possibly penalties related to domestic terrorism into state...

US hopes for North Korea nuclear talks despite missile tests

Aug. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is still hoping to hold another round of nuclear talks with North Korea despite the country's recent missile tests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Those talks could be held within a "a couple of weeks," Pompeo said, speaking shortly after returning from Asia and a...

North Korea fires more weapons, denounces US military drills

Aug. 6, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear...

New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorism

Aug. 5, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be convening a summit to discuss ways to reduce the risk of domestic terrorist acts in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The first-year governor announced Monday that she'll bring together state legislative leaders from both...

US, South Korea prepare military drills despite North's ire

Aug. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy, Seoul's military said Monday. Choi Hyun-soo, spokeswoman of Seoul's Defense Ministry, said the...

Trump plays down latest North Korea missile tests

Aug. 2, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed recent missile tests by North Korea and flattered the country's leader as a friend with a "great and beautiful vision for his country," as the U.S. tries to lure Kim Jong Un back to nuclear talks. Trump's series of three tweets — which...

Macron to host Putin next month ahead of G-7 summit

Jul. 28, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, days before hosting a Group of Seven summit with the leaders of rich democracies. Macron's office said Sunday the meeting with Putin will take place Aug. 19 at the Fort de Bregancon...