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Japan Finance Minister Takes One-Year Pay Cut

Tokyo (AP) -- Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut after 20 officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to

The Latest: Kabul Suicide Bombing's Death Toll Rises to 7

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local):
German Nationalist 'Regrets' Impression Left By Nazi Comment

German Nationalist 'Regrets' Impression Left By Nazi Comment

Berlin (AP) -- The nationalist Alternative for Germany party's co-leader said Monday he "regrets" the impression created by remarks in which he dismissed the Nazi era as "speck of bird poop" in German

Nigerian Senate President Denies Involvement in Bank Robbery

Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki denied any involvement in a robbery operation in his home state of Kwara that left more than 33 people dead, after police called him in for questioning about
Brexit Bulletin: Time to Tune In

Brexit Bulletin: Time to Tune In

Today in Brexit: Checked out from Brexit? It’s time to tune back in. This month brings a crunch summit, the launch of a campaign to stop the whole thing and maybe even some decisions on what Brexit
Israeli Minister: Gaza Casualties Don't Tell the Story

Israeli Minister: Gaza Casualties Don't Tell the Story

Jerusalem (AP) -- A top Israeli Cabinet minister on Monday rejected international criticism of Israel's open-fire policies along the Gaza border, saying the disproportionate number of Palestinian
Italian Nationalists Take Power, Face Parliament Vote

Italian Nationalists Take Power, Face Parliament Vote

Italy’s new government is expected to face votes of confidence in the two houses of parliament in the next couple of days. After 3 months of political deadlock, approval will be sought this week for
A 25,000-Mile Road Trip Set Sanchez on Path to Power in Spain

A 25,000-Mile Road Trip Set Sanchez on Path to Power in Spain

On the way to the 2015 election’s biggest debate, Pedro Sanchez’s team were psyching up the candidate.
Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Stephen Olson, research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, discusses the potential for a trade war and the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on China and some of its allies. He speaks on
The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

Emergency crews work in El Rodeo, south of Guatemala City, on June 3. Photographer: NOE PEREZ/AFP
Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise

El Rodeo, Guatemala (AP) -- The charred landscape left behind by Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire was still too hot in many places Monday to pull out bodies so thickly coated with ash that they
Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Smoke drifts across the ancient harbor in Taranto on Italy’s southern coast as fishermen sort their catch against brickwork stained black by decades of pollution.
China’s Warning About ‘Dictatorship’ Chant Chills Hong Kong Vigil

China’s Warning About ‘Dictatorship’ Chant Chills Hong Kong Vigil

For 28 years, tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy advocates have marked the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown by rallying for political change in China. This year, they faced new risk
Trump and Allies Set for Showdown Over Trade

Trump and Allies Set for Showdown Over Trade

President Donald Trump is headed for a showdown with America’s allies at a Group of Seven summit this week, with the European Union and Canada threatening retaliatory measures unless he reverses
Another Euro Member Heads for Turmoil After Nationalist Win

Another Euro Member Heads for Turmoil After Nationalist Win

Nationalists won Slovenia’s general elections, setting another euro-area nation on course for political deadlock as rival parties united in condemnation of their anti-refugee rhetoric and vowed to
Brexit Is Back: Here’s Where Things Stand

Brexit Is Back: Here’s Where Things Stand

Brexit is back this week as lawmakers return from their recess. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has some important decisions to make on what kind of future customs relationship she will formally pitch
Ivory Coast President Ouattara Says He May Seek Third Term

Ivory Coast President Ouattara Says He May Seek Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara may seek re-election in 2020 after the West African nation adopted a new constitution two years ago that he said allows him to extend his two terms in power.
Trump’s ‘America First’ Disrupts Yet Another European Project

Trump’s ‘America First’ Disrupts Yet Another European Project

Efforts by European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron to reform global trade rules are hitting a snag as the U.S. rattles trans-Atlantic relations with its “America First” approach to
North Korea Gets Relief Only When It Gives Up Nukes, Mattis Says

North Korea Gets Relief Only When It Gives Up Nukes, Mattis Says

North Korea will get relief from international sanctions only when it has shown irreversible moves toward denuclearization, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said ahead of a summit next week
California Lawmakers Consider Wildfire Relief Fund

California Lawmakers Consider Wildfire Relief Fund

California lawmakers are said to be considering a proposal to help utilities shoulder billions of dollars in potential liabilities while offering relief to wildfire victims by setting up a