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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, poses for a family picture with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and IMB's President and CEO Virginia Rometty as he hosts the "Tech for Good" summit over lunch with tech companies CEOs at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Charles Platiau/Pool photo via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Or not. Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of Microsoft, Uber, IBM and dozens of other tech bosses at a conference Wednesday aimed at persuading them to use their...
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Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 7:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by...
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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after weak European economic data and as U.S. President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,576,...
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Weeds grow on the ruins of Marawi city in southern Philippines exactly a year after Filipino Muslim militants laid siege in the city Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced residents remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by Islamic State group-aligned fighters for five months last year. The May 23 siege that troops crushed in October, killed more than 1,100 mostly militants, sparked President Rodrigo Duterte's most serious crisis and reinforced Asia's fears that the Islamic State group is gaining a foothold in the region. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2018 - 7:22 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since...
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Four people row a boat over the river Main as the sun sets over the buildings of the skyline district in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 23, 2018 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing yet, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by. Financial information firm IHS Markit said Wednesday that its purchasing managers' index for the eurozone — a broad gauge of...
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South Korean journalists board a plane to leave for North Korea, at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Eight journalists from South Korea departed for rival North Korea on Wednesday after the North allowed them to join the small group of foreign media in the country to witness the dismantling of its nuclear test site this week, Seoul officials said. (Yonhap via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:24 am
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely...
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Pope Francis waves upon his arrival in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 23, 2018 - 6:11 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See, amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican's longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Francis made the comments during his general...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 21, 2013, file photo, farmers cut grasses at a rice field in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand. The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of paraquat and two other major herbicides despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers. (AP PhotoApichart Weerawong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government said Wednesday it will allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, but plans to tighten controls on how they are utilized. The expert Committee on Hazardous Substances Control...
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