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Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

Australia says WTO should punish Chinese economic coercion

Jun. 09, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The World Trade Organization should penalize “bad behavior when it occurs,” Australia's prime minister said Wednesday ahead of a Group of Seven leaders’ meeting in Britain where he hopes to garner support in a trade dispute with China. ...

UN strongly condemns violations in Central African Republic

Jun. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and warned that attacks on United Nations peacekeepers there may constitute war crimes. The press...

Russia chafes at Ukrainian team's shirt for Euro 2020

Jun. 07, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A tense tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine has spread to soccer, with Russian officials and lawmakers denouncing the design of the Ukrainian national team's shirt for this month's European Championship. The yellow-and-blue Ukrainian design features a...

UN agency withdraws director from Gaza after threats

Jun. 04, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it has recalled its Gaza director after he faced threats over remarks in which he appeared to praise Israel's “huge sophistication” in carrying out precision strikes during last month's Gaza war. UNRWA,...

Western Sahara independence chief leaves Spain for Algeria

Jun. 02, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco who is at the center of a diplomatic row flew out of Spain to Algeria, arriving in the middle of the night before being taken to an Algerian military hospital Wednesday. Brahim Ghali was released...

Gaza's bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Jun. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Kawlaks, a family of four generations living next door to each other in downtown Gaza City, were utterly unprepared for the inferno. Like others, they were terrified by the heavy bombing in Israel's fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers...

China rejects Australian writer's torture claim in trial

Jun. 01, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government spokesperson on Tuesday rejected an Australian writer's complaint that he was tortured during interrogation before being put on trial on spying charges. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson also accused Australia of “unfounded...

US Sen Cruz: Biden showed 'weakness,' emboldened Hamas

May. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday accused President Joe Biden of being soft on Israel's foes and inviting further violence during a deadly 11-day war that left Israelis rattled and turned parts of the Gaza Strip to rubble. One of four prominent Republicans...

After Gaza war, Hamas chief calls for Israel prisoner swap

May. 31, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas's top leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday expressed optimism about reaching a prisoner exchange with Israel, while Egyptian mediators seek to hammer out a long-term cease-fire following an 11-day war in the Gaza Strip earlier this month. ...