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Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27 leaders, there was a flash of the cross-Channel acrimony which some fear could wreck any deal when officials accused London of cynically vetoing some EU spending and demanded it back down or face disrupting the start of talks next month. Meeting for the first time since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit in late March, her counterparts took just minutes as they sat down to lunch in Brussels to approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by their diplomats over the past month.

Alexander Blackman - Marine A - 'will not change' identity or appearance

Alexander Blackman - better known as Marine A - is not expected to change his identity or appearance to protect himself from harm, his lawyer has said. The Royal Marine is considering a life outside the Armed Forces for the first time in almost two decades, after his release from prison in the early hours of yesterday having had his conviction for the murder of an injured Taliban fighter quashed. Sgt Blackman, 42, has praised his "wife in a million" who "saved me" after the pair were reunited as he was released from HMP Erlestoke in the early hours of Friday.

SE Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance

By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States. Six hours after the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit officially ended in Manila, no customary joint statement had been issued and it was unclear whether there was agreement over including references to China's militarization and island-building in the hotly disputed waterway. ASEAN references to the South China Sea issue typically do not name China.

The guy dressed as a gorilla has finally crossed the London Marathon finish line

Tom Harrison said he was looking forward to getting a massage for his aching shoulders, and having a cup of coffee.

Syria government repels IS attack in Aleppo province

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said its troops and allied fighters repelled Saturday an attack by the Islamic State group on a strategic area held by the government in southern Aleppo province.

China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing. Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau. A court on Tuesday ordered her deportation after sentencing her to three-and-a-half years in prison for espionage.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can hit the U.S. mainland. The latest test came as U.S. officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N. in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge.

Turkey purges 4,000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has passed two new decrees — one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs.

No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders ended their annual summit in Manila on Saturday without any sign that host Philippines raised its crucial arbitration victory against China over disputed South China Sea territories.

Monaco gets ready for Juventus with 3-1 win over Toulouse

PARIS (AP) — Monaco warmed up for its Champions League semifinal against Juventus with a 3-1 win over Toulouse to move three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the French league on Saturday.

Southampton 0 Hull 0: Eldin Jakupovic penalty save secures precious point

Eldin Jakupovic's late penalty save handed Hull another boost in their Premier League survival fight but also condemned Sunderland to relegation. Hull pulled off a gritty goalless draw at Southampton, with Jakupovic palming away Dusan Tadic's late spot kick as the visitors held out for a potentially priceless point. Hull's point, coupled with Sunderland's 1-0 home loss to Bournemouth, ensured Marco Silva's men edged closer to top-flight safety - and cemented the Black Cats' slip through the trap door.

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

Turkish authorities expel more than 3,900 from civil service in latest purge

Turkish authorities have expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service, military and gendarmerie, the government said in its Official Gazette on Saturday, in what appears to be the latest large-scale purge related to last year's failed coup. The expelled included prison guards, clerks, academics, and employees of the religious affairs ministry, all of whom were suspected of links to "terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security" the government said. It is the second large-scale purge since the narrow victory of an April 16 referendum giving President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers.

2 boarding school officials resign amid sex abuse claims

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prestigious Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students.

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The Vindicator of Youngstown reports (http://bit.ly/2oSVBQ3 ...

U.N. Security Council backs new Western Sahara talks push

By Patrick Markey and Samia Errazzouki ALGIERS/RABAT (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously backed attempts to restart talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement over the Western Sahara conflict, and extended its peacekeeping mission there for another year. The resolution came after the U.N. mission confirmed the Polisario had withdrawn troops from the Guerguerat area of the territory, a vast swath of desert bordering the Atlantic Ocean that has been contested since 1975.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications ...

Defend Tim Farron, a true liberal, even if it makes us queasy | Nick Cohen

Tim Farron defends his record on LGBT rights in the Commons last week. Liberalism does not only fail to satisfy the new conservatives who are storming to power across the west. To paraphrase the paraphrase of Voltaire, the liberal view of sexual tolerance used to be: “I may disapprove of who you take to bed, but I will defend to my death your right to bed them.” Just as liberals used to tolerate free speech, except when the speaker was inciting violence, so they allowed free love between consenting adults.

The Latest: Once glitzy 'nerd prom' getting overshadowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT):

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind. Back in ...

Nail-biting moment plane forced to make emergency landing without wheels

Video footage has captured the scary moment a plane was forced to make an emergency landing without wheels.

Britain must halt this crime wave

One of Britain’s greatest social revolutions in recent years has been the dramatic decline in crime. Of course, lawbreaking remained too high, but burglary and many other forms of crime fell substantially. This is one reason why inner cities enjoyed a renaissance. But just as our establishment is taking our economic strength and low unemployment for granted, so it assumes that a low-crime society is the natural state of affairs. .html-embed.component .quote.component{margin-left:0}.html-embed.component .quote.component .component-content{margin-right:16px}.quote__source, . ...

FIFA, Olympic official Sheikh Ahmad denies bribery claim

GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters.

Brazilian woman hurt in Carnival accident dies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A hospital says a woman injured in the crash of a Rio de Janeiro Carnival float has died.

May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points - Opinium poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped. The Conservatives were on 47 percent, up 2 points from last week, while the main opposition Labour Party gained 4 points to 30 percent - still putting the Conservatives on course for a sweeping victory in June's national election. Support for the pro-EU Liberal Democrats fell 3 points to 8 percent, and for the eurosceptic UKIP by 2 points to 7 percent.

Theresa May accuses the SNP of 'wanting to disrupt this election'

Theresa May has accused the Scottish National Party of seeking to "disrupt" her attempts to win the general election. As she did so, French President Francois Hollande told reporters in Brussels: "The electoral argument but it will not influence the EU.

Ja Rule 'heartbroken' after Fyre Festival descends into disaster

The organisers of a luxury music festival in the Bahamas have apologised after the event descended into chaos, drawing comparisons to The Hunger Games and The Lord of The Flies. Fyre Festival, on the private Great Exumas island, had been billed as a “cultural moment” for monied millennials, with tickets costing up to $12,780 for a four-person package. It was heavily promoted on Instagram as an opportunity to mingle with models and “influencers”, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: Fight undercard, prediction, preview, TV schedule, odds and fight start time for heavyweight title fight

A record-braking crowd of 90,000 will cram into Wembley Stadium for what is set to be a historic night under the arch. Joshua is determined to prove he can step up to elite level just three and a half years since turning professional. The Ukrainian lost his titles to Tyson Fury last time out and is aiming to set the record straight by reclaiming his crown at the ripe old age of 41.

Pope Francis leads Cairo Mass as helicopter gunship and armed police keep watch

An Apache attack helicopter and scores of armed police have provided tight security for Pope Francis as he led a Mass in Egypt - just weeks after two churches were bombed by militants. The 80-year-old pontiff used the service, held at the end of a two-day visit to Cairo, to warn against religious extremism and appeal for tolerance. Despite the heavy security around the Air Defence Stadium, where Vatican officials said 15,000 Catholics had gathered, Francis shunned the use of an armoured car and instead opted for an ordinary Fiat with its window wound down as he travelled to the venue.

Trump appeals for loyalty as 100th day fanfare threatens to fall flat

On his 100th day in office, Donald Trump declared himself ‘disappointed’ with congressional Republicans. On his 100th day in office, facing a historically low popularity rating, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. Making his remarks in an interview with Fox News timing with the 100-day mark, Trump also declared himself “disappointed” with congressional Republicans – despite his many “great relationships” with them.

EU chief makes joke about Downing Street food

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he had an "excellent" meeting with Theresa May - but jokes that the food wasn't quite so good.

Bengals getting backlash over drafting RB Joe Mixon

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are facing a backlash over their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at Oklahoma.

Jakupovic saves Hull a point vs Saints to Sunderland's cost

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Eldin Jakupovic saved a late penalty kick to boost Hull's Premier League survival fight but also condemn a team not playing in the match — Sunderland — to relegation.

Murray loses to Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dominic Thiem upset world No. 1 Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to a final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday.

Climate protests to mark Trump's 100 days in office

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. The Peoples Climate Marches in dozens of cities including the U.S. capital, are part of a broader effort to build momentum behind candidates with strong environmental records for next year's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said. "We're using this as a tactic to advance the strategy of building enough power to win on climate over the course of the long haul," said Paul Getsos, national coordinator for the Peoples Climate Movement.

Britain 'underestimates' Brexit challenge, Jean-Claude Juncker says

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has claimed Britain "underestimates" the complexity of EU exit talks. Speaking after the remaining 27 EU states unanimously agreed their strategy for Brexit negotiations , Mr Juncker said discussions over EU citizens' rights would take "a huge amount of time". Mr Juncker added: "I have the impression sometimes that our British friends…underestimate the technical difficulties we have to face.

Stoke, West Ham finish 0-0 in EPL

STOKE, England (AP) — Stoke and West Ham finished a scoreless draw in the English Premier League on Saturday and goalkeeper Jack Butland achieved his first clean sheet in his second game back.

Philippine leader says North Korea's Kim 'wants to end the world', urges U.S. restraint

By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged the United States to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile test and to avoid playing into the hands of leader Kim Jong Un, who "wants to end the world". The notoriously blunt Duterte said the Southeast Asia region was extremely worried about tensions between the United States and North Korea, and said one misstep would be a "catastrophe" and Asia would be the first victim of a nuclear war. The United States, Japan, South Korea and China, he said, were sparring with a man who was excited about the prospect of firing missiles.

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight live: Follow the heavyweight boxing fight at London's Wembley Stadium

The time for talking is over as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko enter the ring at Wembley Stadium for their IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight title bout. The fight will break a post-war attendance record with 90,000 due at Wembley Stadium and those with tickets will be treated to an appetising undercard before the headline fight.

Mexico approves legalising medical marijuana

Mexico’s Congress has approved the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. On Friday, the Lower House of Congress voted 371 in favour of the bill, with only 19 politicians voting against it or abstaining. The bill will now go to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is expected to sign it.