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Trump: N. Korea summit cancellation is 'a tremendous setback'
President Donald Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying it is "inappropriate" to hold planned historic summit.

Full text: Trump's letter to Kim Jong Un
His Excellency

Apparent destruction: North Korea appears to have destroyed nuclear tunnels
North Korea destroyed at least three nuclear tunnels, observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, in a process observed by invited international journalists.

Showdown: North Korea says they are ready
A North Korean official has lashed out at US Vice President Mike Pence and said Pyongyang is ready for a nuclear showdown if dialogue with the United States fails.

Fiery rhetoric: North Korea calls Pence a political dummy
North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui lashed out at Vice President Mike Pence calling him a "political dummy" after Pence's remarks threatening North Korea. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Saudi Arabia: OPEC and Russia to pump more oil 'in the near future'

LA Times takes down website in Europe as privacy rules bite

Turkey's economy at risk as currency hits record low

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Taking the hill: As more veterans run for Congress, are they more bipartisan?

Taking the hill: As more veterans run for Congress, are they more bipartisan?Marine Corps veteran Andrew Grant tucks a campaign flier into the hip pocket of his jeans, strides up the front walk, and rings the bell at a Spanish-style stucco home in this manicured suburb of Sacramento, Calif. ?I?m Andrew Grant, and I?m running for Congress,? the tall, athletic candidate tells retiree Don Holl, who cracks open the door and tentatively looks out. Across the United States, a growing number of veterans of recent wars ? both Democratic and Republican, men and women ? are volunteering to serve again by entering congressional races.

Van Hollen eyes 'blue wave' hopes, but midterm map is tough for Democrats

Van Hollen eyes 'blue wave' hopes, but midterm map is tough for DemocratsDespite all the talk of a ?blue wave? this November, Democrats are facing the real possibility that President Trump may break the mold ? again ? by holding on to his Republican majorities in Congress. ?Senate Democrats are very bullish about the direction of the 2018 elections,? Senator Van Hollen, chair of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told a Monitor Breakfast Thursday.

In an Ohio town, fostering community over cream puffs

In an Ohio town, fostering community over cream puffsWhen Larry and Malana Monson packed up their life in California and moved to this tiny town in southeast Ohio, they did so with the dream of opening a bakery and leading a simpler life. What they found was a community hungry for a place to gather to enjoy some living ? and, they hoped, the occasional cream puff. Built around the railroad when coal and other commodities poured out of Appalachia, Corning today is a one-stoplight village, its main street bookended by an American Legion and an Eagle?s fraternal order.

As Ebola outbreak grows, Congo puts public health lessons to the test

As Ebola outbreak grows, Congo puts public health lessons to the testWhen a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus began creeping across communities in West Africa in early 2014, many on the ground quickly sounded the alarm. ?We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen,? said Mariano Lugli, a coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), that April. It would take nearly four more months and nearly 900 more deaths, however, before the World Health Organization declared the outbreak ?a public health emergency of international concern,? and a massive global humanitarian response shuffled into place.

  Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest
The Hollywood mogul faces a number of charges in New York relating to two separate women.
Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June
The US president says the talks could still be held as planned - a day after cancelling them.
Tiahleigh Palmer: The 12-year-old murdered by her foster father
Australian Tiahleigh Palmer was killed by her foster father who feared his son had got her pregnant.
MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine
Australia and the Netherlands say they will hold Russia accountable for downing flight MH17.
GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users over data protection rules
The LA Times is among many sites blocked to European users over new EU rules on using personal data.
Mississauga restaurant bomb: Canada police hunt two suspects
Investigators want public help to identify the men behind the "horrendous act", which injured 15.
Spanish rapper on the run after 'terror lyrics' prison sentence
Valtonyc's sentence for glorifying terrorism raises debate about freedom of speech in Spain.
Police find $28m cash in ex-leader's bags
The raids on homes linked to former PM Najib Razak are part of a large corruption investigation.
DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people
River transport is common in DR Congo as there are few roads but the boats are often overloaded.
France 'probes China spy ring': Two ex-agents reported held
Two former intelligence agents are suspected of passing state secrets to China, French media report.
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On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday said it was possible a planned summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place on June 12 as originally planned, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "tremendous anger and open hostility."

Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112
HAVANA (Reuters) - One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba's worst air disasters to 112.

Spain's PM Rajoy under growing threat over party graft case
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was threatened with no-confidence motions and demands for a snap election on Friday over a graft trial involving members of his party in which a judge cast doubt on his testimony.

Maduro's tweeters, activists cash in on Venezuela election win
CARACAS (Reuters) - Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.

Two French agents accused of spying for foreign power
PARIS (Reuters) - Two French former spies could face trial for treason over allegations that they passed state secrets to a foreign power, France's defense ministry said.