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HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party’s leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the party and state leaders,” the … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

MINNEAPOLIS | Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

MINNEAPOLIS  — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, won his party’s nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend’s allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation surfaced the weekend before Tuesday’s primary when the son of … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

MADISON, Wis — Democrats fought to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest on Tuesday as the 2018 primary season roared through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend longtime political trends this fall and beyond. At the same time, accusations of domestic violence involving the … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of “The Apprentice” assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claims. Trump tweets that Mark … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

GLASGOW, Scotland | Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

GLASGOW, Scotland — President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he attempted to lower expectations for what the meeting may actually achieve. Trump’s national security adviser said they aren’t looking for “concrete deliverables.” Trump also says he “hadn’t thought” about … Continue reading GLASGOW, Scotland | Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

CLEVELAND | The Latest: Trump suggests US ‘close up’ to stop immigrants

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing U.S. immigration policies during a business roundtable in Cleveland. Trump says people entering the U.S. illegally are taking advantage of “catch-and-release” policies and don’t show up for their immigration court dates. He says: “We may have … Continue reading CLEVELAND | The Latest: Trump suggests US ‘close up’ to stop immigrants

ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances

ATHENS, Greece  | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF. UNICEF said last week it was “terminating its arrangements” with its national committee in Greece “due to concerns arising out of a recent independent audit.” UNICEF said in a statement … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances