Kim vows North Korea’s nukes are not on negotiation table
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will "demonstrate its mettle to the U.S." and never put its weapons programs up for negotiations, a day after test-launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The hard line suggests more tests are being prepared as the country tries to perfect nuclear-armed missiles capable of striking anywhere in the United States….
NKorea long-range missile test spurs US calls for action
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, demonstrating a dangerous new reach for weapons it hopes to top with nuclear warheads one day, is spurring U.S. demands for "global action" to counter the threat….
A big North Korean moment, amplified with bigger propaganda
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A "brilliant victory" and "thrilling" success, North Korea's grinning leader crowed of his country's first test of a long-range ballistic missile. The "final phase" in a confrontation with America, Kim Jong Un called it. Part of a coming stream of "'gift packages' to the Yankees" in the form of more weapons tests….
Trump looks for friendlier European welcome in Poland
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his decision to pull the U.S. out of a major climate agreement….
Iraqi commander says 300 IS fighters holed up in Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul's Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said Wednesday….
Arab nations say they have Qatar’s response to their demands
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A quartet of Arab nations said early Wednesday they had received Qatar's response to their demands for ending a diplomatic crisis gripping the Persian Gulf, just ahead of a planned meeting in Cairo….
In Myanmar, one girl’s plight epitomizes Rohingya struggle
DAR PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Ever since she was born in a squalid displaced camp for Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya minority that authorities won't let anyone leave, Rosmaida Bibi has struggled to do something most of the world's children do effortlessly: grow….
More families fleeing Central America resettling in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The armed, masked gang members showed up on a motorcycle at the home in northern Honduras last fall with a stark warning for the occupants: Leave town within 24 hours, or else….
China invites foreign experts to treat Nobel laureate Liu
BEIJING (AP) — China has agreed to allow liver cancer experts from the U.S., Germany and other countries to join a medical team treating imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, amid international criticism of Beijing's handling of his case and calls for him to be allowed to be treated abroad….
US celebrates July Fourth with parades, fireworks, hot dogs
NEW YORK (AP) — From flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades, Americans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways….