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North Korea says still open to talks with US
North Korea said Friday it is willing to talk to the United States "at any time" after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit, a decision that once more casts a pall of uncertainty over the the turbulent Korean peninsula.

Harvey Weinstein 'to turn himself in to New York police'
Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday and face sexual assault charges, nearly eight months after his career collapsed in a blaze of accusations by dozens of women.

Trump tells Kim in letter that Singapore summit will not take place
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the U.S. military was ready in the event of any reckless acts by North Korea.

US judge bars Trump from blocking critics on Twitter
A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.

Brazilian President Michel Temer scraps plans to seek re-election
Brazil's President Michel Temer ended speculation on Tuesday that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings, saying he would instead endorse his finance minister for the presidency in October's election.

Trump casts doubt on historic North Korea summit as Moon visits White House
President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off.

EU mulls sanctions on Venezuela, slams vote 'irregularities'
The EU said Tuesday it will consider imposing new sanctions on Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro's re-election was marred by "irregularities" and failed to meet international standards.

US tightens Venezuela sanctions after Maduro wins 'sham' election
Venezuela faced growing international isolation and a deepening economic crisis Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's contested re-election as the United States tightened the screws on his regime over a "sham" vote.

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega
For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader nationwide revolt against President Daniel Ortega's 11-year rule. Young people - mostly students - are leading the protest movement. The government has responded with lethal force: more than 60 people have been killed in the crackdown. FRANCE 24's Manon Heurtel reports from a bitterly divided Nicaragua.

Venezuela's Maduro re-elected president amid poor voter turnout
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.

Trump seeks probe into FBI 'surveillance' of presidential campaign
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

Maduro likely to win re-election despite Venezuela's economic crisis
Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, voted Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

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