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After talks, N Korea accuses US of ‘gangster-like’ demands

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Tokyo, Jul 8 (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president's top envoy while accusing the U.S. of making "gangster-like" demands.
After the historic U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, Trump declared the North was no longer a threat and would hand over the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War. Now, three weeks later, the two sides were still at...
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Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with N Korea

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Pyongyang, Jul 7 (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials on Saturday, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
On his third trip to Pyongyang since April and his...
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15 dead, 50 reported missing as heavy floods hit Japan

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Tokyo, July 7 (AP) - Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Sat-urday, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, according to Japanese media.
As the death toll continued to climb from the rainfall, which began earlier this week...
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Ella Mai makes first Essence Festival appearance Saturday

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New Orleans, Jul 7 (AP) - R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai's meteoric rise up the charts and in fans' hearts brings her to the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The 23-year-old London-born singer has never attended the festival, which for 24 years has celebrated all as-pects of black culture...
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Joint statement on Holocaust fuels anger it was meant to end

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Warsaw, July 06 (AP) - A joint statement by the prime ministers of Poland and Israel was meant to lay to rest a months-long dispute over how to remember Polish behavior during the Holocaust. Instead, the document has re-opened wounds that go back decades.
Prime ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and...
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