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CORRECTS TITLE TO DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER - Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov delivers his remarks in the Security Council at United Nations headquarters, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 28, 2017 - 12:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Russia's deputy foreign minister says "combative rhetoric coupled with reckless muscle-flexing" on North Korea has led to a situation where the world is seriously wondering whether...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hold a trilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida and Korean Foreign Minister Yun at the United Nations, Friday, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bryan R. Smith Pool Photo via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 12:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called for new sanctions on North Korea Friday and threatened to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs. Doing nothing could be "catastrophic," top diplomat Rex Tillerson told a special U.N...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 28, 2017 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he'...
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April 28, 2017 - 11:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set to acknowledge on Saturday that Northern Ireland could join the bloc in the future if its people vote to unite with EU member state Ireland, officials said Friday. The leaders are meeting in Brussels to approve guidelines for their divorce negotiations...
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In this combination photo, Hasan Minhaj attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on May 21, 2016, in New York, left, and Samantha Bee attends the IWC Schaffhausen Tribeca Film Festival event on April 20, 2017, in New York. On Saturday, April 29, Minhaj will host the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington while Bee will be hosting the "Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner" in Washington. (Photo by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 11:58 am
Will Smith and George Clooney, step aside for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner — traditionally the most-glittery night on the Washington social calendar, with A-list celebrities — will have a different vibe this year. With President Donald...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 28, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech at an Atlantic Council event in Istanbul, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 28, 2017 - 11:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says a "fresh page" in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump's administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January. Speaking in Istanbul on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he sees "signs that Mr. Trump...
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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron signs autographs during a campaign visit to Sarcelles, north of Paris, Thursday, April 27, 2017. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has visited a sport complex in a working-class immigrant suburb of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 28, 2017 - 11:22 am
PARIS (AP) — France's troubled wartime past is taking center stage Friday in the country's highly charged presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France's worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. Seeking...
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April 28, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has left in place a decision blocking Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp. The 2-1 decision Friday upholds a federal judge's ruling in February that said the proposed $48 billion acquisition would reduce competition in the concentrated...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hold a trilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida and Korean Foreign Minister Yun at the United Nations, Friday, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bryan R. Smith Pool Photo via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally. Secretary...
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