Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000...


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Defiant new Catalan leader wants jailed separatists in gov't

Spain Catalonia

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia’s newly elected president is showing no sign of backing down from the region’s political standoff with Spanish authorities, insisting he wants jailed former lawmakers to join his pro-independence Catalan government. Quim Torra says Jordi Turull and Josep Rull, prominent...


Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

Indonesia Dog Meat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a “brutal” trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal comes after Indonesian campaigners against animal cruelty and Humane Society International in...


Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

Britain Abramovich

MOSCOW (AP) — Many wondered why Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich wasn’t in the stands to see his Chelsea soccer club win England’s FA Cup this weekend, and an associate confirmed Monday that his British visa hasn’t been renewed. An associate of Abramovich, who spoke only on condition that he...


Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

APTOPIX Venezuela Presidential Election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National...


US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

Mexico Presidential Debate

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country’s second presidential debate Sunday. The debate in the border city of Tijuana focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with...


Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

US China Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven...


China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government says it cannot guarantee renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a spiraling dispute was “on hold.” A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said Monday that Mnuchin’s comments showed both sides hope to...


Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa met Monday with disabled people and their parents who have been staging a sit-in in the parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity and strongly denouncing the country’s populist government. Several...


Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy on Monday, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

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