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Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:17pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border.

A glance at Colombia's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:05pm

Colombia's presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Five candidates are running and if none gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will head to a runoff in June. Here's a glance at who's running and what's at stake:

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

Ken Moritsugu and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:53pm

It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age.

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:49pm

A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.

The Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone Mekunu

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:11pm

The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local):

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:29pm

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local):

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:24pm

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local):

S. Korea's president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:08pm

S. Korea's president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization .

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

Gregory Katz, Renata Brito and Leo Enright, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50pm

In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.

Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:33pm

The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt.

7 bodies found in central Mexico near troubled refinery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

Mexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization.

Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:09pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty.

Mantel, Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:05pm

Britain's Hilary Mantel, Canada's Michael Ondaatje and American author George Saunders are among five contenders for the title of greatest-ever winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.

Israeli soldier badly wounded in West Bank arrest raid dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:45am

The Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action this week has died.

Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:39am

Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture.

US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:19am

The United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there.

Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:17am

Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:21am

Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.

Syria says it has named a constitutional committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:03am

Syria's Foreign Ministry says it has handed to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors in Damascus a list of the members it has named to a committee to review the national constitution.