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Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with country

May. 27, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area. The milestone step comes after both houses...

S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

May. 27, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month saw bear...

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

May. 27, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the health ministry statement released Sunday. There are...

German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

May. 27, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence. Police said over 5,000 people turned out for the...

Poland: Parents, disabled children end parliament protest

May. 27, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of parents who occupied part of the Polish parliament with their disabled children abandoned their protest of state assistance payments Sunday after more than a month. One of the mothers, Iwona Hartwich, said the demonstrators felt cut off from the world and worried about...

Man held in Venezuela for 2 years is welcomed home by Trump

May. 27, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a woman he met online but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been welcomed home by his family and President Donald Trump. Holt, 26, says he was "overwhelmed with gratitude."...

The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico

May. 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 a.m. Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches....

Lawyer: Trump needs informant info before Mueller interview

May. 27, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani says on "Fox...

Why a judge says @realDonaldTrump can't block opponents

May. 27, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

President Donald Trump can do many things on Twitter. He can call a former FBI director "slippery" and a former president "cheatin'." He can spontaneously SWITCH TO ALL CAPS and claim media organizations are "fake news." But now there's one thing a federal judge says Trump can't do: Block users because of...

Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

May. 27, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians seizing on immigrants as an election issue. Newspaper headlines calling for action. Talk of legislation to institute a ban. If viewers of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" documentary end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject, a law from 1882 that barred Chinese people...