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The Latest: Hezbollah denounces Trump 'deal of shame

Jan. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Hezbollah has denounced what it labeled as “the deal of shame” announced by “the savage Trump administration.” In a statement issued in Beirut Tuesday, the...

Palestinian protesters chant angry slogans during a protest against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 28, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration's much-anticipated Mideast peace plan in the latest U.S. venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Palestinian leader roundly rejects Trump peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no's” Tuesday to the Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel. “After the nonsense that we heard today we say a thousand no's to the Deal of The Century," Abbas...

Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan.
President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Netanyahu to push West Bank annexation plan on Sunday

Jan. 28, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman says the Israeli leader will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve his plan to annex parts of the West Bank. Jonathan Urich made the announcement on Twitter late Tuesday, shortly after Netanyahu joined President Donald Trump for the unveiling...

Mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.The Chinese tech firm Huawei has been designated a

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Jan. 28, 2020 1:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a...

US officials: Major Jewish settlement blocs to remain under Israeli control as part of Trump peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 12:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Major Jewish settlement blocs to remain under Israeli control as part of Trump peace plan.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory

Jan. 28, 2020 12:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem.
This Jan. 27, 2020, photo, provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. “Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, as...

A wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, is seen Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The aircraft crashed in Ghazni province on Monday, A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, an American official said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. (AP PhotolSaifullah Maftoon)

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

Jan. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan. They were the only two people aboard the Air Force E-11A electronic surveillance aircraft when it went down on Monday in...