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Kremlin says 2022 draft document could serve as starting point for future Ukraine peace talks

Apr. 12, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A draft peace agreement that Russia and Ukraine negotiated in the early days of the conflict could serve as a starting point for talks to end the fighting, the Kremlin said Friday, reviving a proposal that Ukraine had rejected. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said...

North Carolina governor to welcome historic visitor at mansion: Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

Apr. 12, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After spending a few days in Washington emphasizing global security concerns, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to tour around North Carolina on Friday to spotlight a different interest: his nation's title as the state's biggest foreign investor. ...

Biden says US support for Philippines, Japan defense 'ironclad' amid growing China provocations

Apr. 11, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that U.S. defense commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” as he gathered Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese...

Afghanistan's Taliban leaders issued different messages for Eid. Experts say that shows tensions

Apr. 11, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Messages by two influential Taliban leaders in Afghanistan this week showed tensions between hardliners and more moderate elements who want to scrap harsher policies and attract more outside support, experts said Thursday. The messages for Eid al-Fitr...

Kishida cracks jokes and invokes 'Star Trek' as he and Biden toast US-Japan alliance at state dinner

Apr. 10, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida cracked jokes and invoked a touchstone of American culture as he quoted from “Star Trek” at Wednesday's state dinner, telling guests at the White House that he hoped the “unshakable relationship” between his country and the U.S....

Brazil's Yanomami leader asks the Pope to support President Lula in reversing damage to the Amazon

Apr. 10, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Wednesday with a leader of Brazil’s Yanomami people, who asked for papal backing for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ’s efforts to reverse decades of exploitation of the Amazon and better protect its Indigenous peoples. Davi Kopenawa, a...

EU lawmakers approve an overhaul of migration law, hoping to deprive the far right of votes

Apr. 10, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved Wednesday a major revamp of the bloc’s migration laws, hoping to end years of division over how to manage the entry of thousands of people without authorization and deprive the far right of a vote-winning campaign issue ahead of June elections....

Mexico releases video of Ecuador's raid on its embassy

Apr. 09, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico released security camera video Tuesday of the moments when Ecuadorian authorities forced their way into Mexico’s embassy, pushed a Mexican diplomat to the ground and carried out Ecuador’s former vice president who had been holed up there. The action...

Germany rejects allegations that it's facilitating acts of genocide in Gaza at UN court

Apr. 09, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Germany on Tuesday strongly rejected a case brought by Nicaragua at the United Nations' top court accusing Berlin of facilitating breaches of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law by providing arms and other support to Israel in its deadly assault...

US Indo-Pacific Commander 'very, very concerned' about Chinese aggression in South China Sea

Apr. 09, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said on Tuesday that he was “very, very concerned” about China’s aggression toward Philippine forces near disputed islands in the South China Sea. The Chinese coast guard has repeatedly clashed with...