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Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N.

Putin offers NATO site inspections to avoid missile buildup

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Monday that NATO and Russia should conduct mutual inspections of each other's military bases to secure a moratorium on the deployment of new missiles in Europe following last year’s demise of a U.S.

China retaliates against news media in latest feud with US

BEIJING — China has ordered six U.S.-based news media to file detailed information about their operations in China the latest volley in a monthslong battle with the Trump administration.
Low expectations in Mexico as US election approaches

Low expectations in Mexico as US election approaches

MEXICO CITY — A week before U.S. elections, expectations and attention are unusually low in a foreign country that may have more at stake than any other.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close).
Strikers in Belarus press for authoritarian leader's ouster

Strikers in Belarus press for authoritarian leader's ouster

KYIV, Ukraine — Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of continuing mass protests following a disputed election.
French doctor warns his country has 'lost control' of virus

French doctor warns his country has 'lost control' of virus

PARIS — A French doctor warned Monday that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases as nations across Europe enact more sweeping restrictions to try to slow surging
The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is expanding a mask mandate to seven additional counties to try to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases increase rapidly in some areas.
Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday.

Turkey: Suspected Kurdish militants dead after police chase

ANKARA, Turkey — A suspected Kurdish militant killed himself by detonating explosives following a police chase Monday near Turkey’s border with Syria, and a second suspect was slain by security forces, officials said.