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US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect. Jakiw...

Salvador denies asking Taiwan for money before China switch

Aug. 21, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadoran authorities on Tuesday denied having asked Taiwan for money in exchange for maintaining diplomatic relations with the self-governing island, saying its decision to switch recognition to China was due to the enormous advantages of trading with the economic giant....

US adds to growing list of sanctions on Russia

Aug. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making the world more dangerous. The Treasury...

Rockets strike Afghan capital in latest spike of violence

Aug. 21, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rockets slammed into the heart of the capital of Kabul on Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking a Muslim holiday, the latest in a series of brazen attacks that highlighted Afghanistan's deteriorating security. No injuries were reported from the mortar rounds...

The Latest: Envoy: Sanctions based on malicious insinuations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A senior Russian diplomat has denounced the latest U.S. sanctions as baseless, saying they are based on "malicious insinuations." The Treasury Department has blacklisted two companies and two individuals suspected of trying to...

Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Aug. 21, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The announcement of the planned talks comes as the Taliban have expanded their footprint...

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

Aug. 21, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany's Foreign Minister says that the country has a "moral obligation" to seek justice for victims of the Holocaust, after 95-year-old former Nazi concentration...

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

Aug. 21, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation...

2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of...

Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

Aug. 20, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks. The...