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The Latest: G-7 leaders weigh in on Asian maritime disputes
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):... 5/27/2016 2:18 AM

GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves.... 5/27/2016 1:48 AM

Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.... 5/27/2016 1:45 AM

G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies have pledged to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows.... 5/27/2016 1:44 AM

Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world orde...
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world order.... 5/27/2016 1:42 AM

Obama's every gesture will be scrutinized in Hiroshima visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Every gesture. Every word uttered or avoided. Every person Barack Obama speaks with, listens to and stands beside in Hiroshima. All of it will help determine the success of a trip with huge potential political and diplomatic pitfalls, both in America and Asia.... 5/27/2016 1:22 AM

Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the United States on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.... 5/27/2016 12:52 AM

Colombia blames rebels for disappearance of journalists
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government on Thursday blamed the country's second-largest rebel group for the disappearance of three journalists in a lawless border region.... 5/27/2016 12:31 AM

New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.... 5/26/2016 11:26 PM

Chile police say 2 churches burned in Mapuche conflict zone
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Two Roman Catholic churches were burned in a southern region that the Mapuche indigenous group claims as its ancestral territory, police said Thursday.... 5/26/2016 11:06 PM

Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.... 5/26/2016 10:56 PM

Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun
DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) -- Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.... 5/26/2016 10:19 PM

France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box
PARIS (AP) -- A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.... 5/26/2016 10:18 PM

Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.... 5/26/2016 10:16 PM

Some allies of Bolivia's leader cool to him seeking new term
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales is finding that some of his biggest allies are cool to the idea of letting him try again to amend Bolivia's constitution so he could run for re-election.... 5/26/2016 9:42 PM

Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increase
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.... 5/26/2016 8:50 PM

At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.... 5/26/2016 8:22 PM

Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin
DUBLIN (AP) -- A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.... 5/26/2016 7:34 PM

UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A United Nations committee voted Thursday to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.... 5/26/2016 7:28 PM

More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day
ROME (AP) -- More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.... 5/26/2016 7:20 PM

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