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Former CIA chief unsure Trump 'has done the homework needed' on North Korea

(NEW YORK) -- Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said he is unsure President Trump has “done the homework needed” for negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program.

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Puerto Rico braces for hurricane season, eight months after Maria

(NEW YORK) -- Eight months after being struck by Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is bracing as another hurricane season while still cleaning up and resto... Read More

Largely Roman Catholic Ireland votes 2-to-1 to repeal abortion ban

(DUBLIN) -- Voters in deeply Roman Catholic Ireland support by a 2-to-1 margin repeal of a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions, the official vote tally shows.

Official results of Friday's referendum showed that of about 2.1 million votes ... Read More

American jailed in Venezuela for two years to return home to US

(WASHINGTON) -- Joshua Holt, an American who has been jailed in Venezuela without a trial for two years, has been released, officials said on Saturday.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who has advocated for Holt's release, said he's "honored" to ... Read More

White House to send team to Singapore in case Trump-Kim summit takes place

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is still planning to send a team to Singapore in case a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un happens after all.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement tha... Read More

New problems, old fears ahead of Colombia's presidential election

(BOGOTA, Colombia) -- Colombians are heading to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, and entrenched polarization on how to handle the country's fragile peace process and growing refugee crisis is front and center.

Six candidates a... Read More

Ireland overwhelmingly votes to repeal abortion ban, exit polls project

(DUBLIN) -- Two major exit polls project that Irish voters have voted to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, passed by voters in 1983, which effectively bans abortions in the island nation.

One poll, by The Irish Times, projected 68 per... Read More

Macron tries to woo Putin during state visit

(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) -- France's president Emmanuel Macron on Friday used a state visit to Russia to mount an energetic charm offensive on President Vladimir Putin.

The two leaders rubbed elbows in a series of appearances at an economi... Read More

How a Norwegian sound festival puts experimental music at the forefront

(OSLO, Norway) -- On a warm spring evening in Oslo, a series of brass notes — some electrifying, others solemn — are played by a dozen instrumentalists perched in various corners of the multi-story entryway of the Sentralen, a former savi... Read More

Brazilian grandparents convicted in high-profile Texas kidnapping case

(SAO PAULO) -- A federal jury in Texas on Friday found a Brazilian couple guilty of helping their daughter kidnap a Houston doctor's son and take him to Brazil, where the child remains, but declined to convict them of a related conspiracy charge.
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'Pain au chocolat' vs 'chocolatine': Pastry-name war heading to French Parliament

(PARIS) -- Should one of the best known French pastries be called chocolatine or pain au chocolat? This is a debate that has been going on for decades in France. A group of right-wing French MPs are bringing the question to the French National Assemb... Read More