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British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the ship Wednesday, the British navy reported, as radio traffic appeared to reveal a crew member onboard saying Iranian gunmen had stormed the asphalt tanker. ...

Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who feared for her safety at home after criticizing her coaches on social media, flew into Warsaw on Wednesday night on a humanitarian visa after leaving the Tokyo Olympics, a Polish diplomat confirmed. ...

Chemical watchdog demands more information from Syria

Aug. 04, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog has demanded more information from Syria about the reported recent destruction of two chlorine cylinders that had been linked to a 2018 deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma -- a demand echoed Wednesday by several members...

ASEAN ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Aug. 04, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough for regional mediation aimed at ending the country's deepening crisis after months of delay. ...

Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski as US ambassador to Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Mark Brzezinski, an Obama-era diplomat with deep ties to Poland, to serve as his ambassador to Warsaw. If confirmed, Brzezinski would be dispatched to Poland at a moment when Central and Eastern European allies of the...

Wyoming governor, delegation plan to attend Enzi funeral

Aug. 04, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A...

US warns Ethiopia of 'dehumanizing rhetoric' on Tigray

Aug. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development expressed concern Wednesday about the “dehumanizing rhetoric” used by Ethiopia’s leaders amid the nine-month conflict in the Tigray region, whose forces last month were described as “weeds" and...

Puerto Rico dock workers to end strike as goods accumulate

Aug. 04, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dock workers who launched a strike that prevented thousands of shipping containers with items including food and medicine from reaching Puerto Rico in recent weeks have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, officials said Wednesday. ...

Pompeo got $5,800 whisky gift from Japan, but where is it?

Aug. 04, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it’s looking into the apparent disappearance of a nearly $6,000 bottle of whisky given more than two years ago to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan. Pompeo knows nothing about the gift or an inquiry, a...

Vermont performance venues closed by COVID to get $18.7M

Aug. 04, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Performance venues across Vermont that were closed by the COVID-19 pandemic will get up to $18.7 million in federal funding to help them survive, the state's congressional delegation said. The money for the 59 locations comes from the Small...