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North Korea says nuclear talks won't resume unless US changes position

North Korea says nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign on June 7

The British leader announced Friday she will step down as the United Kingdom’s Conservative leader in June, sparking contest for the country’s next prime minister.

‘Vladimir Putin’ talk show in UK prompts sharp intake of breath in Russia

The BBC’s satirical “Tonight With Vladimir Putin” uses a three-dimensional cartoon of Putin interviewing real guests in front of an audience.

Botswana ends ban on elephant hunting

Botswana has the world’s largest population of African elephants, and the decision to lift a five-year prohibition on hunting drew an international backlash.

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030.

From the emperor to sumo wrestling, Abe harnesses Japan’s traditions to impress Trump

The strategy raises eyebrows in Japan, even as it receives a degree of sympathy. Japan’s leader is viewed as doing what needs to be done to maintain his country’s most important foreign alliance.

Britain’s May backs down on Brexit bill but isn’t backing away from leadership, yet

British Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament’s support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party.

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

A banner emblazoned with the words “Honor to Mussolini,” unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator’s body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. One-armed salutes and fascist slogans shouted at protests. Italy’s right-wing interior minister skipping commemorations for the 74th anniversary of the country’s liberation from Nazi occupation.