US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...


The Latest: Palestinians ask ICC to probe Israel's 'crimes'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians’ complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Palestinian foreign minister says he has asked the International Criminal Court to open an “immediate...


Prince Harry is the second Duke of Sussex. The first was a rebel when it came to marriage.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In case you somehow missed it, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married last weekend as the sun shone down on Windsor Castle. As with all senior royal marriages, Queen Elizabeth bestowed a gift to the newlyweds: the honor of new titles. Just hours before the...


As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

North Korea Angry Rhetoric

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger. State media unleashed three strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for the maneuvers...


Trump's new Iran plan counts on help from allies he spurned

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump’s new, more aggressive strategy toward Iran depends on getting help from U.S. partners -- the very allies he spurned in withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran. With a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo filled in details of an...


German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain. Puigdemont was detained by German police March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain had issued...


Sony buys most of EMI Music, to spend $9B on image sensors

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TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Sony already owns 30...


What South Korea's Moon has but Trump does not: A sky-high approval rating

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump will meet his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, at the White House on Tuesday. When they talk, both men will likely express their ongoing hopes for negotiations with North Korea. But the two leaders are coming at that shared goal from much...


Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

North Korea Nuclear Site

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site...


Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against...


An old CIA memo provides rare proof of abuses by Brazil's dictatorship

Special to The Washington Post. From 1964 to 1985, Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship that tortured and murdered dissidents in the name of fending off communism. The generals who ran the country have long denied the use of such brutal tactics, but a newly unearthed CIA memo reveals that...

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