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Former CIA chief unsure Trump 'has done the homework needed' on North Korea

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said he is unsure President Trump has “done the homework needed” for negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear ...

Republican senator says Kim Jong Un 'will not denuclearize'

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he is convinced that North Korea will not give up its nuclear ...

South Korean president says he delivered Trump's message to Kim Jong Un

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- South Korean President Moon Jae In says he delivered President Trump's firm willingness to end hostile relations with North Korea and to offer economic assistance to ...

White House to send team to Singapore to prepare in case Trump-Kim Jong Un summit takes place

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The White House is still planning to send a team to Singapore in case a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...

Puerto Rico braces for hurricane season, eight months after Maria

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Eight months after being struck by Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is bracing as another hurricane season while still cleaning up and restoring ...

Largely Roman Catholic Ireland votes 2-to-1 to repeal abortion ban

Charles McQuillan/Getty Images (DUBLIN) -- Voters in deeply Roman Catholic Ireland support by a 2-to-1 margin repeal of a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions, the official vote tally shows.Official ...

American jailed in Venezuela for two years to return home to US

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Joshua Holt, an American who has been jailed in Venezuela without a trial for two years, has been released, officials said on Saturday.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ...

White House to send team to Singapore in case Trump-Kim summit takes place

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The White House is still planning to send a team to Singapore in case a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...

New problems, old fears ahead of Colombia's presidential election

iStock/Thinkstock (BOGOTA, Colombia) -- Colombians are heading to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, and entrenched polarization on how to handle the country's fragile peace process ...

Ireland overwhelmingly votes to repeal abortion ban, exit polls project

iStock/Thinkstock (DUBLIN) -- Two major exit polls project that Irish voters have voted to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, passed by voters in 1983, which effectively bans abortions in ...

Macron tries to woo Putin during state visit

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images (ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) -- France's president Emmanuel Macron on Friday used a state visit to Russia to mount an energetic charm offensive on President Vladimir Putin.The ...

How a Norwegian sound festival puts experimental music at the forefront

Sarah Hucal/ABC News (OSLO, Norway) -- On a warm spring evening in Oslo, a series of brass notes — some electrifying, others solemn — are played by a dozen ...

Brazilian grandparents convicted in high-profile Texas kidnapping case

iStock/Thinkstock (SAO PAULO) -- A federal jury in Texas on Friday found a Brazilian couple guilty of helping their daughter kidnap a Houston doctor's son and take him to ...

'Pain au chocolat' vs 'chocolatine': Pastry-name war heading to French Parliament

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Should one of the best known French pastries be called chocolatine or pain au chocolat? This is a debate that has been going on for decades ...

South Koreans expect US-North Korea summit to take place 'eventually' despite cancellation

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) -- Many South Koreans were shocked when President Trump called off the June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...

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