Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 90 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

Official says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , Associated Press

Arrested, missing China activists spark criticism of Trump


SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to stop working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family's commercial interests would muddy U.S. leadership on human rights.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ , Associated Press

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press