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US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army

Nov. 30, 2021 10:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots of the group who have refused to lay down their arms. Lifting of the...

Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant

Nov. 30, 2021 06:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a Namibian diplomat who recently arrived from his country, officials said. Chief Cabinet Secretary said the patient, a man in his 30s, tested positive upon arrival at Narita...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal resume; US stays distant

Nov. 29, 2021 13:56 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the United States taking part at arm's length as in previous rounds since the Trump administration pulled out of the accord three years ago. Hopes...

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

Nov. 29, 2021 04:54 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. It is the first joint visit to Taiwan by members of parliament from Latvia,...

EXPLAINER: Can world powers curb Iran in new nuclear talks?

Nov. 29, 2021 01:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Can the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers be restored? As Iran and six global powers gather in Vienna Monday to discuss the tattered treaty, the answer appears to be no. Since then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the...

Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Nov. 27, 2021 10:13 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the...

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Nov. 27, 2021 05:38 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's increasing links with China. Australian media reported the bodies were...

Solomon Islands violence recedes but not underlying tension

Nov. 27, 2021 01:18 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns about the country's increasing links with China. ...

UN envoy: Sudan's new deal saved the country from civil war

Nov. 26, 2021 15:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deal struck in Sudan to reinstate the prime minister following a military coup is imperfect but has saved the country from sliding into civil strife, the U.N. envoy to Sudan said on Friday. Special Envoy Volker Perthes was speaking of the agreement...

Putin: Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders 'constructive'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues. The meeting with Armenian Prime...