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Cross border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

  SAN DIEGO— A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. Saturday’s wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door …

Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post

CLEVELAND — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation. William O’Neill’s latest post Sunday morning says he admits he was wrong and that he was headed to church to “get right with God.” He …

Saudi wants resolute anti Iran stand from Arab League

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia on Sunday asked fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on with its “aggression” and “meddling” in the internal affairs of Arab countries. Addressing a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Saudi Foreign …

Trudeau mulling China trip in December, free trade talks possible

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a possible trade trip to China early next month but Canada isn’t ready to launch formal free trade talks with China just yet. Canada and China began exploring the idea of a free trade agreement more than a year ago, after Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li …

China’s foreign minister meets with Myanmar’s leaders

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — China’s foreign minister met with Myanmar’s top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh’s prime minister. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August, when the military launched what it called “clearance …

Official says Trump doesn’t know who to believe about Moore

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump doesn’t know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn’t campaigning for his party’s Senate candidate in Alabama because of “discomfort” with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. 12 election even if …

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — China’s foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crackdown. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments after meeting in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, with the country’s leader, Aung …

De Lima warns Duterte, revolutionary gov’t supporters

Senator Leila de Lima, on November 19, warned the President and the supporters of his threat of a revolutionary government to be careful of what they wish for. “We should never welcome a military takeover. But because of this infantile call for [Rodrigo Roa] Duterte to declare a revolutionary government, that is exactly what we …

Trump insults Arizona senator as ‘Flake(y)’

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won’t support the Republican tax overhaul in Congress, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. Flake was caught on an open microphone Friday saying the GOP is “toast” if the party follows Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It was …

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

PARIS — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment and violence against women. Some have wondered if France …

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