International News

Top North Korea envoy meets Pompeo for new nuclear talks

A top North Korean nuclear envoy began a new round of talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.

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North Korean diplomat arrives in Sweden to discuss U.S. deadlock

North Korean vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui has arrived in Sweden to take part in roundtable talks, Sweden's foreign ministry said on Friday, amid stepped up international efforts to end the stand-off between the United States and North Korea.

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Luxembourg's Asselborn says only second referendum would merit Brexit delay

Luxembourg's veteran foreign minister Jean Asselborn on Friday said only a move toward a second referendum could win Britain a delay of the current Brexit date at the end of March.

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Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown

Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.

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Man sets himself ablaze in central Prague square

A man set himself on fire in a central Prague square on Friday as Czechs marked the 50th anniversary of a student's self-immolation in protest at the Soviet invasion that crushed the Prague Spring.

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Huawei Polish unit executive says he is not guilty of spying charges

A Chinese executive of Huawei arrested earlier this month in Poland on suspicion of spying said on Friday he was not guilty in the case, which has drawn attention to what some Western countries say is a security risk from the world's biggest telecoms equipment company.

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Russia says new U.S. missile strategy will unleash arms race in space

Russia said on Friday Washington's new missile defense strategy would lead to a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" program.

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Missing ex-Interpol chief's wife wants asylum in France

Grace Meng, wife of missing former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, applied for asylum in France fearing for her life, her lawyer said on Friday.

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UK PM May to discuss Brexit next steps with ministers, EU leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the way forward on Brexit after her deal with Brussels was rejected by parliament, her spokeswoman said.

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Dutch PM to May: difficult to 'tweak' rejected Brexit deal

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he had told his British counterpart, Theresa May, he does not see how the current deal on Britain's exit from the European Union can be "tweaked".

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Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

Netflix shares fall as weak forecast dampens investor optimism

Shares of Netflix Inc fell nearly 5 percent on Friday, as investors looked past its record subscriber numbers and instead focused on its lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the first quarter.

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Tesla cuts jobs as it looks to make Model 3 more affordable

Tesla Inc said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent.

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Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security.

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Chinese drone maker DJI uncovers corruption, sees $150 million loss

China's SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world's largest maker of consumer drones, has discovered several cases of serious corruption at the company and expects 2018 losses of more than 1 billion yuan ($150 million) as a result, it said on Friday.

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Daily bitcoin transactions on darknet markets doubled throughout 2018: report

Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even though the price of the cryptocurrency crashed, according to a study by data firm Chainalysis.

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India's Wipro expects small rise in IT services revenue in quarter

Indian software services provider Wipro Ltd on Friday forecast a small rise in revenue growth from IT services for the quarter to March after beating third quarter profit estimates.

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Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

Netflix Inc forecast first-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, even after a record quarter for new customers, sending shares of the world's largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading.

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AT&T ads returning to YouTube, two years after pulling back over content

AT&T Inc said Friday it will again buy advertising on Alphabet Inc's YouTube, nearly two years after the U.S. wireless carrier left the video platform when it discovered its ads may have appeared next to inappropriate content.

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Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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German security is important for 5G network: Interior Ministry

National security is important for the German government in deciding which companies will get access to build its next-generation mobile networks, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

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