Trump awards “President’s Cup” at prestigious sumo tournament in Japan today

Mobara, Japan — President Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions. The honor given to Mr. Trump was part of a charm offensive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued Sunday as he courted […]

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Earthquake today: Magnitude 8 quake kills at least 1 person, injures several in Peru

Lima, Peru — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles east of the small […]

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European Parliament elections: Centrists’ grip on European Union’s Parliament loosened: “A new Europe is born”

Brussels — Europeans woke Monday to a new political reality after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the EU’s main center-right and center-left parties and revealed a changed political landscape where the far-right, pro-business groups and environmentalists will be forces to be reckoned with. Turning out in numbers not seen for 20 years, voters […]

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Honduras plane crash: 4 Americans killed in plane crash off island of Roatan, State Department says

Four Americans were among those killed when a small plane they were traveling in crashed shortly after take off from an island off the coast of Honduras on Saturday, according to a spokesperson from the State Department. According to a report by La Prensa, an independent newspaper in Honduras, the single-engine plane crashed off the coast […]

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Cuba food shortage: Cuba begins widespread rationing of staple foods due to shortages

Havana — The Cuban government announced Friday it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages […]

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Meghan Markle new photo of baby Archie: Meghan Markle celebrates first Mother’s Day as a mom with sweet new photo of baby Archie

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first baby Monday and are celebrating another “first” this Sunday — Meghan’s first Mother’s Day as a mom. To mark the occasion, the royals’ Instagram account posted a new photo of little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Sussex Royal, the couple’s official Instagram, posted a sweet image of Archie’s tiny […]

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Yon Goicoechea, Venezuela opposition leader, on Maduro, Guaidó and the crisis in Venezuela — CBSN interview today

Venezuelan opposition leader Yon Goicoechea spent 15 months imprisoned by the Maduro regime from August 2016 to November 2017 after he was accused of inciting violence against the state after leading student protests. He currently sits on the national board of the Voluntad Popular political party, and is a member of the transitional government for […]

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Trump tariff threats with China continue with $200 billion in tariffs tweet on Sunday as trade talks continue

Washington — President Trump turned up the pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Mr. Trump’s comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken financial markets and […]

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New Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire apparently ends latest fighting

Jerusalem — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. That could mean a wider conflict neither side seems to want has been averted, […]

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USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and bomber task force sent to Mideast to warn Iran

Washington – The United States is deploying forces to the Middle East, in response to what administration officials say are threats of a possible attack by Iran or allied fighters on American troops in the region. White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday night that the U.S. is deploying the […]

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