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The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

Aug. 18, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local) 3 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his sadness over the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and sent his condolences to his family. "Mr. Annan spent his life advocating for...

Funerals held for 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa

Aug. 7, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Funerals have been held in Moscow for three Russian journalists who were killed during a reporting trip in Central African Republic. Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were shot last week while investigating a Russian military contractor and Russia's interests in the...

Russia says reporters killed in Africa were not tortured

Aug. 2, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators found no apparent signs of torture on the bodies of three Russian journalists who were killed in Central African Republic this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The journalists were in the country investigating a Russian military contractor and Russia's interests in...

Dead Russian reporters researched mercenaries, mining in CAR

Aug. 1, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday. The reporters were ambushed and killed outside the town of Sibut late Monday, according to local and Russian...

3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Jul. 31, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Three Russian journalists were killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said Tuesday. The three Russians left the town on Monday night around 7 p.m. and were attacked between two villages about 23...

South Africa tells Putin it can't afford nuclear plants now

Jul. 27, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandal-ridden predecessor. President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to reporters as the BRICS summit of emerging economies ended Friday....

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pan-seared squid in the Basque Country

Jul. 27, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LARUNS, France (AP) — The Tour de France's penultimate stage is a time trial in the Basque Country, where pan-seared squid with Espelette peppers washed down with deep red wines contribute to the locals' bonhomie. Artisan chocolates, long a specialty of the area, also keep spirits high in this region of...

China's Xi says world must 'reject protectionism outright'

Jul. 26, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged fellow leaders of the BRICS emerging economies to "reject protectionism outright" on Thursday during their annual summit in which the United States is being criticized for escalating tariffs on foreign goods. Xi along with Russian President Vladimir...

China's Xi warns of no winner in Trump trade dispute

Jul. 25, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday the world faces "a choice between cooperation and confrontation" amid a trade war with the United States that he warned would have no winner. Those who pursue "economic hegemony" will "only end up hurting themselves," Xi said at the annual...

Putin, Xi at BRICS summit expected to take aim at US tariffs

Jul. 24, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders of the BRICS emerging economies are gathering in South Africa for a summit likely to feature criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump's wave of tariffs on foreign goods. The tariffs, and tit-for-tat taxes...