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US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

May. 27, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a founding event for the Marine Corps. The...

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

May. 27, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' 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...

A glance at Colombia's presidential election

May. 27, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Five candidates are running and if none gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top...

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

May. 26, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country's utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later he presided over...

With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit

May. 26, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Saturday for the second time in a month, exchanging a huge bear hug and broad smiles in a surprise summit at a border village to discuss Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump and ways to...

Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike

May. 26, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A truckers' strike in Brazil left a patchwork of empty gas stations and barren supermarket shelves Saturday as drivers appeared unmoved by the government's threats to use force or fine people who didn't comply. Police forces conducted operations to clear blocked roads and military...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on border stats _ and a Merkel mystery

May. 26, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal border crossings, as President Donald Trump measures them, have gone up since he took office, even as he speaks to audiences about a drop of more than 40 percent. That disconnect was among several that stood out over the past week as Trump opened up on the Russia investigation via...

US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

May. 26, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there. The area in southwestern Syria, between the border city of Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, has emerged...

US still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

May. 26, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House team is heading to Singapore this weekend as previously planned to prepare for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, a further sign that the meeting Trump called off might get back on track. Trump on Friday welcomed the North's...

Japan's Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon

May. 26, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kei Nishikori is healthy and ready to return to Grand Slam action at the French Open with what amounts to a rather modest goal, given his rate of success in recent years. "I hope," he said, "I can go to the second week." By now, that's nearly a given whenever he enters major tournaments....