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Britain wants suspected Russian spy extradited from Germany

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.'s Embassy in Berlin. Brandenburg state prosecutor Marc Boehme confirmed a report by weekly Der Spiegel...

Iceland police say homemade bomb found in Reykjavik dumpster

Dec. 01, 2021 09:25 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Three men were arrested after a homemade bomb was found in a residential neighborhood of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, police said Wednesday. The explosives were discovered Tuesday in a dumpster near an apartment building that houses the U.S....

Russia warns some US diplomats will have to leave by Jan 31

Dec. 01, 2021 08:25 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia warned Wednesday that a number of U.S. diplomats will have to leave Russia before the end of next month, the latest salvo in a diplomatic tug-of-war between Moscow and Washington. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said those U.S....

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

Dec. 01, 2021 04:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online messaging said a number of Chinese citizens had been...

US lawmakers visit Taiwan; China conducts military patrols

Nov. 26, 2021 10:54 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between...

UN decries attack on court in Libya ahead of national vote

Nov. 26, 2021 09:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. mission in Libya condemned on Friday an attack by armed men on an appeals court as it was set to re-examine an earlier decision that disqualified the son of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president. On Thursday, armed men...

EXPLAINER: What happened to the Afghanistan evacuation?

Nov. 26, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan didn’t end with the departure of the last U.S. troops on Aug. 30, but it did slow to a trickle. The U.S. airlifted 124,000 people from Kabul, the capital, over about six weeks as the American-backed Afghan...

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, plan to meet senior leaders

Nov. 25, 2021 21:39 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers are in Taiwan on Friday in a surprise one-day visit, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy. The lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night and will meet with senior...

Ethiopia to US: Stop spreading 'false information' about war

Nov. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Thursday warned the United States against “spreading false information” as fighting in the country’s yearlong war draws closer to the capital, Addis Ababa, while thousands protested outside the U.S. and British embassies. ...

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Nov. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs said...