Trump pledges $50 million to help women entrepreneurs


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

US bombers join jets from Japan, SKorea for training mission


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two U.S. bombers flew to the Korean Peninsula to join fighter jets from South Korea and Japan for a practice bombing run as part of a training mission in response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs, officials said Saturday.


South Syria truce to allay Jordan, Israel fears about Iran


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran plans to set up a disruptive long-term presence there.

  • Written by By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Foreign experts see Chinese Nobel laureate; prognosis grim


BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

US giving $638M aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.