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The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the limits and consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most unpredictable moments in Trump's tenure, with his public comments and decision-making increasingly erratic and acerbic of late.

Tropical Storm Ivo weakening over cooler waters off Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:03pm

Tropical Storm Ivo is losing strength off Mexico's Pacific coast as its moves northwestward over cooler waters and is expected to weaken into a remnant low weather system by Sunday night.

China frees consulate staff as protesters target lampposts

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:14pm

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of "smart lampposts" that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:05pm

Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released .

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:11pm

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country.

South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:05pm

South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast.

Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:24pm

A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:30pm

There will be no long-term peace in Myanamar and no return of Rohingya refugees unless there is accountability for the "brutality" of the Asian country's military forces, a member of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said Friday.

US Homeland Security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:19pm

The acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama.

Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:04pm

A biopsy has confirmed that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer, the presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:12am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last.

Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early election

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:50am

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle.

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:35am

Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods.

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:34am

Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region.

International warrant for Kosovo ethnic Serb minority leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:38am

Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago.

Amnesty: Egypt should investigate death of inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:07am

The rights group Amnesty International is urging Egyptian authorities to carry out an impartial investigation into the death of an inmate at Egypt's most notorious prison amid torture allegations.

Turkey vows to tackle violence after woman's brutal killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:39am

Turkey's ruling party has vowed to tackle violence against women and children after the brutal killing of a woman in front of her 10-year-old daughter appalled the country.

Handwritten notes highlight British Queen Victoria's grief

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:54am

British royal documents including Queen Victoria's heart-wrenching, handwritten account of her husband Prince Albert's death have been put online, offering a firsthand account of her overwhelming grief.

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:46am

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic.