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Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka. A 6.1 earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

3 Confirmed Dead in Western Japan Earthquake

TOKYO — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and three people are now confirmed dead.
In this Sunday, June 3, 2012, file photo, Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh greets people before casting his ballot in a local elections at the Wat Than temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ranariddh, 74, has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people early Sunday. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh Hurt in Car Crash, Wife Killed

PHNOM PENH — Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people.
Pastor Stefan Gierung, at left, stands in a cage atop of a fire service ladder in front of bride Nicole Backhaus, center, and groom Jens Knorr, right, both sitting in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber, top, during the wedding ceremony atop a tightrope Saturday in Stassfurt, Germany. Photo: Peter Gercke/ DPA

Vows in the Air? German Couple Marries in Tightrope Act

BERLIN — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters above the ground.

US Firms Weigh Rushed Imports to Beat Tariffs on Chinese Goods

New tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice — pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks.
A girl poses in a March 17, 2018, file photo during a rally against the EU-Turkey deal blocking mass migration into Europe, in Athens. Photo: Yorgos Karahalis / Associated Press

Disputed Immigration Policies Are Top Threat to EU Unity

BRUSSELS — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration.

17 Killed in Venezuela Nightclub Stampede

CARACAS — Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela's capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration, government officials said.

Russian Hopes, Fears Tied up in Putin’s Showcase World Cup

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports.
Photo: Jason Rosenberg / Flickr

Big Hurdles for Push to Split California Into 3 States

SACRAMENTO, California — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the United States' most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation.
Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan arrive at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in April in Los Angeles. Photo: Jordan Strauss / Associated Press

Police Investigate Elder Abuse of Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Stan Lee that come amid a struggle over the life and fortune of the 95-year-old Marvel Comics mogul, court documents showed Wednesday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side last month at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone. Photo: Associated Press

Koreas Holding Military Talks to Reduce Tensions on Border

SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks Thursday to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border.

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