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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Jun. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights (AP) — The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area....

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh concerns about trade

Jun. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are finishing lower Friday amid more concerns about the business impact of the U.S.-China trade dispute. Technology shares dropped after chipmaker Broadcom reduced its 2019 revenue forecast by $2 billion,...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

Veterinarian pleads guilty in exotic bird export case

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to Taiwan. Federal court documents show that Alex Madriaga of Buena Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count. He was one of four...

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

Jun. 13, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies. The U.S. Navy rushed to assist the stricken vessels in...

US blames Iran for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf

Jun. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of "provocative actions" that have sharply raised tensions in the region. A U.S. assessment of Iran's...

Trudeau to visit Trump next week to talk trade, China

Jun. 13, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Washington next week to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the ratification of the new North American trade agreement and China's detention of two Canadians. Trudeau's office said he will visit next Thursday. Trump and Trudeau...