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For Abe, Japanese Abductees Are High on Agenda for Trump-Kim Talks

For Abe, Japanese Abductees Are High on Agenda for Trump-Kim Talks

Japan wants progress on the abductees to be given the same weight as demands over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs in Trump’s negotiations with Kim.

With Iran Deal Teetering, Europe Seeks Exemption From U.S. Sanctions

The European Union asked for exemptions from expected U.S. sanctions on Iran and the bloc’s lending arm balked at supporting Iranian projects.
New Jersey Is Trying to Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

New Jersey Is Trying to Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

Trenton, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey is trying — yet again — to ban most smoking on public beaches, but it still hasn't answered a question that has snubbed out past efforts: Who would enforce the ban?
Trump and Kim to Meet at 9 A.M. Singapore Time on June 12, White House Says

Trump and Kim to Meet at 9 A.M. Singapore Time on June 12, White House Says

The U.S. campaign to economically isolate North Korea will continue, the White House press secretary said Monday, even as preparations advance for President Donald Trump’s summit next week with Kim
Putin Teases That His Troll-Factory Ally Is Just Like Soros

Putin Teases That His Troll-Factory Ally Is Just Like Soros

Vladimir Putin has long denied meddling in Western elections, including U.S. allegations that one of his allies backed a “troll factory” targeting the presidential vote in 2016. But this week, the
Dozens of Senate Changes Won’t Slow Trudeau in Legalizing Weed

Dozens of Senate Changes Won’t Slow Trudeau in Legalizing Weed

A Senate vote this week on dozens of amendments to a bill legalizing recreational marijuana probably won’t substantially delay Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s push to open the market this
What Pardons Can (and Can’t) Do for Trump’s Defense

What Pardons Can (and Can’t) Do for Trump’s Defense

U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 14, 2018. Trump is traveling to Walter Reed National
Trump Told Kim Kardashian She and Kanye West Are Helping Him With Black Voters

Trump Told Kim Kardashian She and Kanye West Are Helping Him With Black Voters

President Donald Trump welcomed Kim Kardashian to the White House last week to discuss prison reform. But there was something else on his mind.
Rep. Costello Says Protect Mueller Legislation Won't Pass

Rep. Costello Says Protect Mueller Legislation Won't Pass

Rep. Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, reacts to President Donald Trump saying he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Ouattara's Hint About Extending Ivory Coast Rule Stirs Concern

Ouattara's Hint About Extending Ivory Coast Rule Stirs Concern

Two years before Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is due to step down after completing two terms in office, he’s suggesting he may seek re-election in 2020.
IMF Flags Housing, Competitiveness as Canada Economy Risks

IMF Flags Housing, Competitiveness as Canada Economy Risks

Canada should reconsider how it taxes corporations to make sure they remain competitive after U.S. tax reductions, the International Monetary Fund said.
Democrats Pressure Trump on Terms for Deal With North Korea

Democrats Pressure Trump on Terms for Deal With North Korea

Senate Democrats sought to raise the stakes for any deal President Donald Trump strikes with North Korea by demanding it include complete dismantlement of all of North Korea’s nuclear, chemical and
Koch Network Planning Major Campaign Against Trump's Tariffs

Koch Network Planning Major Campaign Against Trump's Tariffs

The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch said Monday it’s planning a “multi-year, multi-million-dollar” campaign to promote free trade and oppose President Donald Trump’s
Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

Trade groups representing the leading American broadband and wireless providers told the the Federal Communications Commission to go slow as it weighs banning the use of federal subsidies to purchase
First Saudi Women Receive Drivers’ Licenses Amid Crackdown

First Saudi Women Receive Drivers’ Licenses Amid Crackdown

A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, on September 27, 2017. Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said on September 26, 2017 in
Barnier Rejects Freezing Brexit Talks If No Irish Progress

Barnier Rejects Freezing Brexit Talks If No Irish Progress

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said failure to reach a deal on the Irish border will increase the risk of a messy divorce but ruled out resorting to punishment measures such as freezing
Merkel Offers a Carrot to Italy But Keeps the Stick in Reserve

Merkel Offers a Carrot to Italy But Keeps the Stick in Reserve

Germany is ready to challenge any attempt by Italy’s populist government to flout European Union regulations or seek special treatment from the bloc.
Iran Can Do More After Record Nuclear Inspections, IAEA Says

Iran Can Do More After Record Nuclear Inspections, IAEA Says

Iran has room to cooperate further with international inspectors who conducted a record number of snap visits last year, according to a top diplomat.