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Britain's FM meets with Cambodian officials for trade talks

Jun. 23, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Wednesday with his Cambodian counterpart as he pushed for closer economic relations to Southeast Asia, part of the U.K.'s new emphasis on the region. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak...

UN urges world to push Afghanistan from battlefield to talks

Jun. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s top envoy for Afghanistan urged the international community on Tuesday to do everything possible to push the Taliban and the government from the battlefield back to the negotiating table, warning that “inertia” and the lack of action might lead to more...

Iran's election unsettles Biden's hope for a nuclear deal

Jun. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration officials are insisting that the election of a hard-liner as Iran’s president won’t affect prospects for reviving the faltering 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. But there are already signs that their goal of locking in a deal just got tougher. ...

Nicaragua places former first lady under house arrest

Jun. 21, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua police announced late Monday they had placed former first lady María Fernanda Flores Lanzas, wife of ex-President Arnoldo Aleman, under house arrest for alleged crimes against the state. There was no mention of Aleman or his...

Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains

Jun. 21, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield victories while peace talks have stalemated. ...

Armenian leader's party wins snap vote despite defeat in war

Jun. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Results released Monday showed that the party of Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won snap parliamentary elections which he called to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. With all precincts counted,...

Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden

Jun. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of...

Debate over Myanmar upends start to UN rights body session

Jun. 21, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session on Monday and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military takeover toppled the civilian government in February. Western countries said two planned...

British FM heads to Southeast Asia looking for closer ties

Jun. 21, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Britain's top diplomat arrived in Southeast Asia late Monday on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's trip to...

Israeli foreign minister to make first visit to UAE

Jun. 21, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s new foreign minister will head to the United Arab Emirates next week for the first known visit by a top Israeli diplomat to the Gulf Arab country, the ministry said Monday. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s trip comes after the two countries...