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Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said...

Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the...

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee. HNC said Geir Pedersen and opposition officials discussed "all points that could lead to a political...

The Latest: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim

Jan. 18, 2019 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with the leader of North Korea near the end of February to try to coax the North to give up its nuclear program. The announcement came at the White House Friday after Trump...

Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

Jan. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America's neighbor and the emerging superpower. There are...

Colombia blames ELN rebels for deadliest attack in 15 years

Jan. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities said that a one-armed explosives expert belonging to the country's last remaining rebel group carried out a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez said at a press conference Friday that...

US envoy for Afghan peace in Pakistan after talks in Kabul

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistan's prime minister and other officials Friday as part of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the 17-year bloody war in Afghanistan, officials said. The government released few details about Imran Khan's meeting with Khalilzad,...

Jimmy Carter marks 40 years of US diplomacy with China

Jan. 18, 2019 10:37 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is marking 40 years of normalized relations between the U.S. and China that began during his presidency. Carter planned to speak Friday during an event at the Carter Center in Atlanta celebrating four decades since the two economic and military superpowers resumed diplomatic...

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

Jan. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in talks in a minor format...

China, Germany promise closer financial cooperation

Jan. 18, 2019 5:30 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides also affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is...