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Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

May. 24, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine who faces espionage charges. The court ruled on Friday to keep Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, behind bars for three more months. Whelan told reporters in court that he has...

Trump moves to escalate the investigation of intel agencies

May. 24, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The move Thursday marked an escalation in...

Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit

May. 24, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks are rebounding following Thursday's sell-off, with markets hoping for an easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute and after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to resign as of June 7. Investors appear to hope May's pending resignation could unblock the political...

China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US

May. 24, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies. There was no word from either side on progress toward...

The Latest: Iran's top diplomat warns of anarchy in Mideast

May. 24, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 4 p.m. Iran's foreign minister is being quoted as warning of anarchy in the Mideast if world powers do not unite to stop what he called...

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

May. 24, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister was in Pakistan on Friday, a critically timed visit amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over regional tensions. The purpose of the visit by Mohammad Javad Zarif, who held...

NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

May. 24, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament. The statement by an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman published...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 24, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PM MAY TO LEAVE DOWNING STREET Theresa May announces she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister. 2. WHO IS ESCALATING PROBE OF...

Seeking affirmation: Trump has aides vouch he's 'very calm'

May. 24, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats after just three minutes. To prove it — in the middle of...

The Latest: SKorea says it's discussing 5G security with US

May. 24, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China (all times local): 6:10 p.m. South Korea says it's discussing security issues regarding its 5G, or fifth generation, cellphone networks with the United States following a report the Trump administration is demanding that Seoul join a...