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Japan to scrap evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

Jun. 21, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. Nine drills to prepare residents in Japan for possible missile...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Jun. 21, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United...

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jun. 21, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those...

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

Jun. 20, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won't be immediately reunited...

At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

Jun. 20, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and...

Canada PM can't imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs

Jun. 20, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he can't imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy. Trudeau was forced to...

The Latest: UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council

Jun. 20, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (all times local): 1:40 a.m. The U.N. General Assembly says it's waiting for notification from the United States that it is withdrawing from the Human Rights Council, which is the first step toward the...

The Latest: Rights group: Execution drugs, method need look

Jun. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on plans for Nevada's first execution in 12 years (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An advocate says Nevada's governor or prisons chief should stop the planned execution next month of a death-row inmate until questions about the process and a never-before-used, three-drug cocktail...

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

Jun. 20, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose own government is in crisis over the management of migrant arrivals, is expected to join the...