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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies

SEOUL South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. | Video

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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

WASHINGTON The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila.

French voters sceptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on key issues

PARIS A week before the decisive second round in France's presidential election, many voters are sceptical that either of the two candidates can solve chronic unemployment or tackle security concerns, a poll published on Sunday found. | Video

World, France Apr 30 2017

Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May

BAGHDAD An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

World, Iraq, United Nations Apr 30 2017

Tornadoes, storms kill nine in U.S. South

Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five others in neighboring states, according to news reports. | Video

U.S., Environment Apr 30 2017

Trump could target 'carried interest' tax loophole: official

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Apr 30 2017

Beer-drinking gunman opens fire poolside in San Diego: media reports

SAN DIEGO A man drinking a beer from one hand and brandishing a gun in the other opened fire beside a pool at a San Diego apartment complex on Sunday, wounding several people before being shot dead by police, according to local media accounts.