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The Latest: France's Macron warns against rising tensions

Jun. 25, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:55 p.m. France's President Emmanuel Macron has spoken by phone with his Iranian counterpart in what his office says is an effort to avoid a "dangerous escalation" of tensions in...

Ukraine recalls Council of Europe envoy over Russia vote

Jun. 25, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to restore Russia's participation. The parliamentary assembly stripped the Russian delegation of voting rights in 2014...

Georgia's ruling party resists demand for minister's firing

Jun. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The ruling party in Georgia is ignoring opposition demands that the interior minister resign over a violent crackdown on protesters. The opposition walked out of Tuesday's parliament session after the ruling Georgian Dream party refused to consider the minister's ouster. Throngs of...

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-month...

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

Jun. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles. U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said "there will be a disassociation with the F-35" if NATO member Turkey buys...

Canadian, Russian, American back on Earth from space station

Jun. 25, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts safely returned to Earth on Tuesday after spending more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with astronauts from Canada, Russia and the United States landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 8:47 a.m. (0247GMT), less than a minute ahead of...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

3 astronauts head to Earth from International Space Station

Jun. 24, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Canada, Russia and the United States has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed back to Earth. The Soyuz separated without incident from the orbiting laboratory at 2325 GMT (7:25 p.m. EDT) Monday. It is to land in the steppes of...

Deputy shot in off-duty attack remembered at LA funeral

Jun. 24, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in an off-duty attack was remembered Monday as an inspiration to his family and colleagues for his positive attitude and devotion to public service. Mourners including hundreds of law enforcement members packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the...