This April 20, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Foreign journalists will journey

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

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Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate Sunday.

Desperate Venezuelans can't muster much enthusiasm for election

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President declares victory after opposition sidelined, most voters stay home.
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Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Iran's transgender men and women can face harassment despite the fact the Islamic Republic has perhaps the most open mindset in the Mideast toward transgender people.
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Nepal official says 2 foreign climbers died on Mount Everest

A Nepal mountaineering official says two foreign climbers have been reported dead on Mount Everest.
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China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

China launched a relay satellite on Monday as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon later this year.
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2 injured in multiple bombings in Thailand's troubled south

Thai authorities say suspected Muslim insurgents set off small bombs at about two dozen locations in the country's deep south, wounding two women.
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Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty.
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May 20

Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals.
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May 20

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding.
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The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):
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Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption.
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May 20

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy to avoid problems.
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Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan Markle wave from a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor,

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the bride's dressmaker.
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36 candidates in Mexico slain since September

Parties struggle to find people willing to run.
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May 20

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip.
World
May 20

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming.
World
May 20

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference.
World
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Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades.
World
May 20

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.
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May 20

Britain's top diplomat honors Argentines killed in Falklands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has honored Argentine soldiers who fought Britain in the Falkland Islands.
World
May 20

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

About two dozen African migrants were brought ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen, Brazilian authorities said Sunday.
World
May 20

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists.