Latest International relations News

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes a statement on camera regarding Brexit negotiations, after a phone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Julien Warnand)

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

Dec. 5, 2020 4:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said after a...

U.S. Army Arizona National Guard Spc. Jordyn VanWormer, left, and Spc. Angel Lopez load eggs into a shopping cart inside Yuma Community Food Bank, early Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2020, in Yuma, Aiz. It was the Guard's last day working at the Food Bank. Soldiers had been assisting with serving the needs of Yumans since April during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona health leaders urge masks as cases rise

Dec. 5, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials used a blunt tone Saturday as the state reported 6,799 coronavirus cases, the second-highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic. The Department of Health Services says on Twitter that people should wear masks “around anyone who isn’t a member of...

Opposition demonstrators hold posters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan painted in red to represent the  blood of  those killed during the conflict Armenian soldiers and civilians as they attend a rally to pressure him to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched across the Armenian capital Saturday to push for the resignation of the ex-Soviet nation's prime minister over his handling of the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. (Hrant Khachatryan /PAN Photo via AP)

Armenia: Tens of thousands rally to demand PM's resignation

Dec. 5, 2020 3:44 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched across the Armenian capital Saturday to push for the resignation of the ex-Soviet nation's prime minister over his handling of the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. In six weeks of fierce fighting that ended with a...

Russian medical worker, right, administers a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

Dec. 5, 2020 1:50 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The city of Moscow opening 70 vaccination facilities where thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups had signed up to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort. The centers in the capital started giving shots to...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 accused critics in the U.S. government of

US ends 5 cultural programs with China in further escalation

Dec. 5, 2020 10:18 AM EST

WASHNGTON (AP) — The departing Trump administration has ended five cultural-exchange programs with China that it says were being used for Chinese propaganda and had no benefit to the United States. The terminations follow new visa restrictions announced by Washington limiting stays in the U.S. by members...

A man casts heis vote for parliamentary elections in the town of Hawally, Kuwait, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg)

Kuwait votes for parliament amid economic, virus challenges

Dec. 5, 2020 6:29 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait voted Saturday for its National Assembly, the first election since the death of its longtime ruling emir and as the oil-rich nation faces serious economic problems under the coronavirus pandemic. This tiny country's hundreds of thousands of voters selected lawmakers for 50 seats...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 5, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Dec. 4, 2020 8:07 PM EST

California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House. Secretary of State Alex Padilla's formal approval of Biden's win in the state brought his tally of pledged...

Trials in 4 NH county courthouses canceled for January

Dec. 4, 2020 6:37 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jury trials and grand jury meetings scheduled for January in four county courthouses have been canceled because of rising COVID-19 infection rates and limited air circulation in the buildings. The decision affects the courthouses in Newport, Strafford, Laconia and Nashua, said Superior...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...