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Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad...

What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit

Jun. 16, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond...

What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit

Jun. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond...

Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have...

Cleveland's 'boy mayor' in 1970s announces another bid

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dubbed the “boy mayor” of Cleveland as a 31-year-old, Dennis Kucinich announced Monday that he will make another bid for the office more than 40 years later. During an afternoon news conference from a bluff overlooking downtown, Kucinich vowed to...

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

Jun. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. But unlike his four most recent White House predecessors, who made an effort to build a measure of rapport with...

Syria reports Israeli attacks in Damascus, central province

Jun. 08, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media reported late Tuesday an Israeli aerial attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus and in the central province of Homs, prompting a response from national air defenses. The target of the reported Israeli attacks were not...

Watchdog: Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times

Jun. 04, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog told the U.N. Security Council that its experts have investigated 77 allegations against Syria, and concluded that in 17 cases chemical weapons were likely or definitely used. Fernando Arias...

German minister laments choice of Syria for WHO board seat

Jun. 01, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister says he is “anything but happy” that Syria’s government — which has waged a devastating, deadly decade-long war against dissenters — has been selected for a seat on the World Health Organization’s executive board. ...