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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told concerned allies in the EU's powerful centre-right political group that he will quickly meet EU rights demands over a controversial education law, the group said Saturday. Orban was summoned to a meeting with top officials from the European People's Party (EPP) over the law that could force the closure of a Budapest university founded by US billionaire George Soros. The European Commission on Wednesday launched legal action against Hungary over the issue, giving the government one month to comply or face being taken to court.
By Jack Kim and Michelle Nichols SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China. The test came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the United Nations Security Council that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences'.
Rising crude prices drove huge profits for US oil industry giants, but key figures in the sector have raised concerns about low investments in exploration and production. As petroleum prices have stabilized over the last year following actions by OPEC, oil companies have ramped up investment in key US shale regions such as the Permian Basin in Texas. The investment restraint "brings an additional cause of concern for global energy security at a time of heightened geopolitical risks in some major producer countries, such as Venezuela," the IEA said this week.
ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks to PJ Sadler from Nintendo of America and demos "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" on Nintendo Switch.
The United States on Friday pushed for tougher sanctions to confront the North Korean nuclear threat, piling pressure on China to act while warning it was keeping military options on the table. Addressing the UN Security Council for the first time, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a global campaign of pressure to force Pyongyang to change course and put a halt to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Tillerson put the onus on China to use its "unique" leverage to influence its communist ally, but Beijing pushed back, arguing that it was unrealistic to expect one country to solve the conflict.
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - A gunman condemned to die for a 2014 sniper attack that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and injured a second arrived at the courthouse Thursday for his formal sentencing, one of his last stops before heading to the state's crowded death row.
It's that time of the day again, Apple fans - time to clear some space on that cluttered up iPhone. We've got nine hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for you to check out today, and there are definitely some gems on the list. There are also still a few remaining freebies in Tuesday's post, so check back there for even more free iOS apps. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now - obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a...
OnePlus is preparing to launch the OnePlus 5, its latest smartphone with flagship specs for less-than-flagship prices. A new report says that the OnePlus 5 will pack dual rear cameras, a feature we wish Samsung had managed to squeeze onto the Galaxy S8. The dual cameras were made popular by the iPhone 7 Plus (though it was not the first: other phones with two cameras include the LG Optimus 3D in 2011 and HTC One M8 in 2014) but they were noticeably absent on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The Mexican foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, tore into the idea of building a border wall, calling it "unfriendly", "a hostile act" and "unlikely to fulfill the objectives" of stopping the flow of migrants and illegal merchandise into the United States. Appearing before the international relations commission in the lower house of congress, Videgaray unleashed uncharacteristically tough talk against Donald Trump's demand that Mexico pay for building a border, telling lawmakers that Mexico would not put a peso towards the construction costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.
Iowa authorities have arrested former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules, alleging that he fled the scene of a deadly traffic accident.
Reports emerged after his death that the former NFL star had been involved in an intimate relationship with a man in prison.
Syrian or Russian air strikes killed more than a dozen people and severely damaged a hospital in and around a town in rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday, local medical workers and a monitoring group said. The attacks came as Syria's air force and Russian jets intensified their bombardment of Idlib, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Idlib is an insurgent stronghold, one of the few large areas still under rebel control in the west of the country.
An article titled "Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House," which sought to provide an inside look into the property frequented by the president, was taken down from the State Department website.
Thousands participated in a memorial march at Auschwitz in Poland to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Battle of Liberty Place monument was taken down by enforcement and will be relocated.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.
Don't get too excited about installing Windows 10 on the Galaxy S8 just yet, although you can run a virtualized Windows 10 desktop on the phone using the DeX accessory seen in the image above. However, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform that powers Samsung's phone will also power Windows 10 devices later this year. The chipmaker confirmed that Windows 10 devices based on the Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will be available in stores in the fourth quarter. "Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year," Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said during the company's Q2...
Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon
U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.
Sigman Hernandez, 40, allegedly confessed to the violent crime after turning himself in to Miami Beach police.
Venezuela is in the midst of a violent protest movement that has resulted in eight deaths this month as the country's deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition calls for an immediate presidential election.
Flying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes were launched Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco. Dutch and Slovak companies unveiled their designs as world premieres in the tiny well-heeled principality, where luxury automakers have gathered until Sunday for the Top Marques showcase event. "We are taking reservations from today for deliveries expected in 2020, after the process of (regulatory) approvals is completed," the Slovak firm's spokesman Stefan Vadocz told AFP.
The USS Carl Vinson wasn't actually headed to the Sea of Japan after all.
By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police in riot gear on Thursday surrounded Pakistan's highest court in the capital, Islamabad, as it prepared to deliver a decision that could unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations related to the Panama Papers leaks. Pakistan's stock market rose nearly 250 points on Thursday, after having closed up 1.6 percent the previous day, showing investors are confident the court will not rule Sharif ineligible to be prime minister. "The prime minister's name was not in the ICIJ Panana Papers, his children's were, and there's no connection between the children's finances and his, because they file separate taxes," said...
French investigators were trying Wednesday to piece together the backgrounds of two men arrested a few days before the presidential election as they were planning an "imminent" attack. Clement Baur, 23, and Mahiedine Merabet, 29, were detained Tuesday by elite police and domestic intelligence agents in the southern city of Marseille. With France going to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, the discovery raised fears that the men were intending to attack a campaign event.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise.
Jose Baez spoke out hours after the convicted killer was found hanged in his cell.
Enter the heavy-duty hot rod.
In addition to the mummies, archaeologists found 10 sarcophagi and thousands of funerary statues.
SEATTLE (AP) - A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on the search for two missing hikers at Grand Canyon National Park (all times local):
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After facing her own monster head on, Katie Bailey has wasted no time dedicating her life to help others find the courage to do the same.
TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan's government is drawing up contingency plans in case a crisis on the Korean Peninsula sends an influx of refugees to Japan.
The Latest on rallies in cities nationwide urging President Donald Trump to release his tax returns (all times local):
The campaign was in response to disparaging remarks about the country allegedly made by Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel, who reportedly called it "poor."
The missile was launched from Sinpo, a port city on the country's eastern coast along the Sea of Japan shortly before 6 a.m. local time Sunday (5:30 p.m. EDT Saturday).
Turkey on Sunday votes in a landmark referendum on a new constitution that would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expanded powers. While critics say the move is part of a grab by Erdogan for one-man rule, supporters say it will simply put Turkey in line with France and the United States and is needed for efficient government. The current constitution was adopted in 1982 after the 1980 military coup.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - New trends are joining old traditions in Romania this Easter.
It's the latest PR disaster for the embattled airline.
Law enforcement officials declared an Amber Alert in Tennessee and Alabama after 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas disappeared with Tad Cummins, her teacher, on March 13.
As speculation mounted that Pyongyang is preparing to fire a trial nuke or missile on a major anniversary Saturday, the official said the United States was poised to deal with the security threat posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions. There are reports of activity at a nuclear test site in North Korea ahead of Saturday's 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a maximum security prison on Holy Thursday in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve society's most marginal and give them hope. Francis urged the prisoners to help one another out and similarly "be the servant of others."
A fascinating new report from CNBC claims that Apple has a secret team of scientists, researchers, and biomedical engineers trying to develop a way to noninvasive measure a user's glucose levels. As it stands now, the only way for a diabetic to measure his or her glucose levels is to draw blood from a finger or to use an implanted sensor linked up to an external device. That said, if Apple is able to succeed where dozens of biotech firms have previously failed, it would mark one of the more significant medical breakthroughs of our time. According to the report, Apple's research initiative in this area has been ongoing for five years. Indeed, when Apple began assembling a team to develop...
Western powers blamed the incident on President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and days later, the United States responded by firing cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights labels the raid the second deadliest use of chemical weapons in Syria's six-year conflict. A sarin gas attack in 2013 reportedly killed more than 1,400 people in a Damascus suburb.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first black woman appointed to the state's highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River.