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Victims, accountability on agenda at pope's sex abuse summit

Dec. 18, 2018 2:04 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much on the agenda. Organizers of the...

US NKorea envoy to visit SKorea amid uncertainty over talks

Dec. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea is heading to South Korea this week amid growing uncertainty over the future of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang, the State Department said Tuesday. Stephen Biegun will visit Seoul on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings...

Turkey expects 'concrete steps' from US on cleric's return

Dec. 16, 2018 10:25 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from the U.S.,...

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Dec. 16, 2018 8:42 AM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu...

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

Dec. 14, 2018 3:19 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year's U.N. climate summit. Delegates at this year's talks in Poland agreed Friday that the South American nation will stage the meeting after Brazil dropped out. ...

EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

Dec. 14, 2018 3:14 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined and it appeared to fall short of more sweeping...

One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks

Dec. 14, 2018 1:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As if the Brexit negotiations aren't tense enough, a "nebulous" linguistic fog briefly spread across the European Union summit on Friday. One word sent sparks flying between two of the biggest protagonists, British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. EU...

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

Dec. 14, 2018 1:08 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home. EU leaders meeting in Brussels showed little appetite to resolve...

The Latest: UK minister says Brexit bill can pass Parliament

Dec. 14, 2018 1:03 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. Britain's environmental secretary says Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit bill can survive in Parliament despite strong opposition. Michael Gove said Friday he thinks the contentious bill can pass in Parliament although he did not offer...

The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

Dec. 14, 2018 1:03 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says a young Italian journalist who was badly wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died. French police say four people have died in the attack...