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Exclusive - Trump on Icahn: most top dealmakers are miserable but Carl is nice

NEW YORK - Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings."

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible.

World, North Korea 27 Aug 2015

Truck of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked truck in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day. | Video

World, Libya 27 Aug 2015

U.N. chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

UNITED NATIONS - Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria's four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

World, Syria, United Nations 27 Aug 2015

Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border crisis

BOGOTA - Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors to the other country on Thursday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when socialist-run Venezuela closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

27 Aug 2015

Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept. 9 event

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.

27 Aug 2015

Taiwan military tells veterans to avoid Beijing's World War Two parade

TAIPEI/BEIJING - Taiwan's military on Friday urged war veterans to stay away from a victory parade in Beijing next week marking the end of World War Two, saying Nationalist forces led the war, after China announced old soldiers from Taiwan would attend the celebration.