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WNBA's Griner pleads guilty at her drug trial in Russia

Jul. 07, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian court in a case that could see her sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. The abrupt guilty plea by the Phoenix Mercury star and...

Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in Bali

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. ...

Polish scientist is being held in Iran, government confirms

Jul. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A citizen of Poland is being held in Tehran, the Polish government said Thursday, confirming the detention after Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused several Europeans of spying on military sites as tensions remain high between Tehran and the West. ...

Russia proposes 6-month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Jul. 06, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has agreed to continue humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months — not a year, as many U.N. Security Council members, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and more than 30 nongovernmental groups want. Russia...

Iranian TV: Revolutionary Guard accuses diplomats of spying

Jul. 06, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones. The...

Iranian media: Paramilitary Revolutionary Guard accuse a top British diplomat, other foreigners in Iran of “espionage”

Jul. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media: Paramilitary Revolutionary Guard accuse a top British diplomat, other foreigners in Iran of “espionage.”

Marcos plays balancing act in meeting with China's FM

Jul. 06, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with China’s top diplomat Wednesday to take up long-simmering disputes in the South China Sea, as he waded into foreign policy dilemmas that include the U.S.-China rivalry in the region. Chinese Foreign...

G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in Ukraine

Jul. 06, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are looking to address Russia's war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week. Yet instead of providing unity, the talks may well exacerbate existing divides over the...

Blinken sets G-20 meeting with Chinese FM; silent on Russia

Jul. 05, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will see his Chinese counterpart this week at a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20 bloc of nations that will likely exacerbate splits over Russia’s war in Ukraine. While strained U.S.-China ties will be the focus...

US seeks focus on 'urgent' needs of Ukraine at Swiss meeting

Jul. 05, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat on Tuesday urged allies of Ukraine to help the war-battered country meet its “immediate and urgent” needs — not only longer-term rebuilding — as scores of countries wrapped up a two-day conference aimed at helping Ukraine recover from...