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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 6:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after weak European economic data and as U.S. President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,576,...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since...
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Four people row a boat over the river Main as the sun sets over the buildings of the skyline district in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 23, 2018 - 5:28 am
LONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing yet, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by. Financial information firm IHS Markit said Wednesday that its purchasing managers' index for the eurozone — a broad gauge of...
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Pope Francis waves upon his arrival in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 23, 2018 - 5:11 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See, amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican's longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Francis made the comments during his general...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 21, 2013, file photo, farmers cut grasses at a rice field in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand. The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of paraquat and two other major herbicides despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers. (AP PhotoApichart Weerawong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government said Wednesday it will allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, but plans to tighten controls on how they are utilized. The expert Committee on Hazardous Substances Control...
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Mark Carney, gobernador del Banco de Inglaterra, da un mensaje a la prensa en Londres el jueves 10 de mayo de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 23, 2018 - 4:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England's target during April, a surprise decline that prompted a sharp fall in the pound as traders reined in expectations of another interest rate hike this year. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices...
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Family members and others carry the casket of Sabika Sheikh, Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas, upon arrival at her home in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Her body has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
May 23, 2018 - 1:00 am
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex walks with her husband, Prince Harry as they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday May 22, 2018. The event is part of the celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of Prince Charles. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 10:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work. The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Saturday wedding...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro greets guests after receiving from the National Electoral Council, CNE, a certificate declaring him the winner of the presidential election, during a ceremony at CNE headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. "The empire doesn't dominate us here," Maduro said in a televised...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro greets guests after receiving from the National Electoral Council, CNE, a certificate declaring him the winner of the presidential election, during a ceremony at CNE headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. "The empire doesn't dominate us here," Maduro said in a televised...
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