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US proposes sale of Patriot missile system to Turkey

Dec. 18, 2018 9:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. has proposed the sale of a $3.5 billion Patriot missile system to Turkey. Congress has been notified of the proposed sale, which is aimed at improving Turkey's air and missile defense capabilities. The State Department says the deal "will contribute to...

Huawei calls on US, others to show proof of security risk

Dec. 18, 2018 7:57 PM EST

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The chairman of Huawei challenged the United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as the company launched a public relations effort to defuse fears that threaten its role in next-generation communications. Talking to...

Guatemala pulls diplomatic credentials of UN body's workers

Dec. 18, 2018 6:46 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities said Tuesday that they have withdrawn diplomatic immunity from 11 workers with a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission who have investigated cases of alleged corruption — including ones targeting President Jimmy Morales' son and brother. The move marks the...

UN: South Sudan still fragile but there's a chance for peace

Dec. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago. But Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the U.N. Security Council that...

Victims, accountability on agenda at pope's sex abuse summit

Dec. 18, 2018 4:41 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much on the agenda. Organizers of the...

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

Dec. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as...

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

Dec. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the truce in the Red Sea city remains fragile, and it's unclear if...

President Trump to attend economic forum in Switzerland

Dec. 18, 2018 2:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum next month in Davos, Switzerland. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday that Trump will be at the event, which will take place next month. The annual Davos event courts high-profile...

White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

Dec. 18, 2018 2:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some not

Dec. 18, 2018 2:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a hint, but no details, of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like. Haley said Israelis and...