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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 - 8:32 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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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state. The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs saw...
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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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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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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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Mark Carney, gobernador del Banco de Inglaterra, da un mensaje a la prensa en Londres el jueves 10 de mayo de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 23, 2018 - 5:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England's target during April, a surprise decline that prompted a sharp fall in the pound as traders reined in expectations of another interest rate hike this year. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices...
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FILE - The Sept. 29, 2015 photo shows the street sign of the Dieselstrasse (Diesel Street) in Wolfsburg, Germany. The northern German city of Hamburg is going to ban older Diesel cars from two streets to combat air pollution. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
May 23, 2018 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The...
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In this March 8, 2018 photo Wyoming state Rep. Tyler Lindholm poses next to computer servers in an office building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Lindholm was a lead proponent of several new laws that have made Wyoming friendly to the networked ledgering technology called blockchain. Supporters say that by welcoming blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Wyoming has become a good place for tech business. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
May 23, 2018 - 2:58 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato, of Japan, poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:42 am
The fans lined up one by one in the most orderly fashion, waiting for their chance to take a photograph or snag an autograph from the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500. Good thing they were patient, too. Takuma Sato spent time chatting with every single one of them. The meet-and-greet...
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