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Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump's address to UN

Sep. 25, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with...

Rosenstein's job to be topic of Thursday meeting with Trump

Sep. 25, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown on Thursday. That's when the...

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by...

Rosenstein still has his job _ at least till Trump showdown

Sep. 24, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown Thursday. That's when the man...

The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

Sep. 24, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had "some very good experiences" but...

WADA's Reedie defends Russian anti-doping reinstatement

Sep. 24, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defense of the decision to bring Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation back online. "My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all...

'Rocket Man' to 'Terrific': Trump lauds Kim in UN return

Sep. 24, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could occur "quite soon," striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the U.N. to deride the autocrat as "Little Rocket Man" and threaten to...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent back to jail

Sep. 24, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Immediately after being released from jail at the end of a 30-day sentence, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained again on Monday and ordered to spend 20 more days behind bars. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most visible opponent, has served numerous jail sentences for...

US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

Sep. 24, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of...