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Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the four business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel ‚Äî the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

North Korea says it released Canadian detainee

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea said Wednesday it released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for alleged anti-state activities over health reasons.

Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on “sick bail” following a decision by the country’s Central Court. The agency didn’t provide further details.

Children in war-torn Ukraine learn the art of war

KIEV, Ukraine — Instead of swimming and playing volleyball, hundreds of children in war-torn Ukraine have spent this summer assembling Kalashnikov rifles and mastering the art of war.

As the deadly conflict in eastern Ukraine entered its third year, some parents here are anxious to make sure their children are ready to fight pro-Russia rebels.

Prince Philip, 96, to bid adieu to solo charity appearances

LONDON — For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative.

On Wednesday Prince Philip will make his 22,219th and final solo public engagement. He will be meeting Royal Marines who have completed a 1,664-mile (2,678-kilometre) trek to raise money for charity.

Prince Philip, 96, retires after decades of memorable gaffes

LONDON — At the age of 96, Britain’s Prince Philip is retiring from solo official duties. Over the decades he has become renowned for his stalwart support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II ‚Äî and his blunt and sometimes offensive remarks. Here are a few of his memorable quotes:1969:”What do you gargle with, pebbles?” ‚Äî to singer Tom Jones.

Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump’s tweet

BERATZHAUSEN, Germany — The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops.

“All considered, I am, and have been, traversing what is essentially a personal matter, but is something I must address publicly,” the email stated. “I am transgender.”

McCain’s brain tumour is particularly aggressive type

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain’s tumour is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options.

The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign that a tumour called a glioblastoma had begun growing.