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UN Chief Urges Action on Climate Change as Trump Debates

NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President Donald Trump debates whether the U.S. will withdraw from the accord.

Iraq Says Air Force Hit Islamic State Chief's Convoy

BAGHDAD (DPA) - The Iraqi army said Sunday that its air force had struck a convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an area controlled by the extremist militia in western Iraq.

Suspects to Plead Innocent Over Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead innocent when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said.

Police Arrest Japanese Woman Wanted for Pyramid Scheme

BANGKOK — Thai police said Wednesday that they have arrested a Japanese woman wanted for allegedly running a multimillion-dollar pyramid investment scheme in her homeland.

John Ashbery, Celebrated and Challenging Poet, 90

NEW YORK — John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.

Angry China Shadows US Warship Defying Beijing in South China Sea

By Andrea Shalal and Ben Blanchard
Reuters

SOUTH CHINA SEA — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it warned and followed the American vessel.

App Makers Say Apple Removed Privacy Products From China

WASHINGTON — China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid...

Australian Diplomats Set to Meet Teen Drug Suspect in Bali

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian diplomats will meet Wednesday with an Australian teenager detained on suspicion of drug possession during end-of-school celebrations on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, Australia's foreign minister said.
Mexico's then President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks in 2017 at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. Photo: Marco Ugarte / Associated Press

Drug Trafficker Tells of Bribe to Ex-President of Mexico

NEW YORK — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a USD$100 million bribe...

Rouhani: Iran Will Negotiate With Other Countries on Deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he will send his foreign minister to negotiate with countries remaining in the nuclear deal, and warns that he will otherwise restart enriching uranium "in the next weeks."

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