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India suspends key bus service to Pakistani part of Kashmir

Feb. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India halted a key bus service with the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, cutting the only land route linking the divided Himalayan region, Pakistani and Indian officials said Wednesday. According to a Pakistani official, Shahid Mehmood, Indian authorities suspended the...

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

Feb. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but...

The Latest: Spain diocese establishes clergy sex abuse panel

Feb. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A Roman Catholic diocese in northwest Spain has become the country's first to establish a panel to protect and support local victims of clergy sex abuse. Bishop of Astorga Juan Antonio...

US, North Korean envoys to meet in Hanoi ahead of summit

Feb. 20, 2019 10:59 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. and North Korean special envoys are to meet in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, to make final preparations for a second summit next week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Steve Biegun was to arrive in Hanoi on...

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone. The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after President Vladimir...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the...

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back

Feb. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign minister says Italy is investigating whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect. Enzo Moavero Milanesi was responding Wednesday to demands by Italian lawmakers to know the fate of the...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb. 20, 2019 8:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom. The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

Feb. 20, 2019 8:47 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump's locks. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong Un. "Many people say...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn't say what specific new...