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UN keeps peacekeepers in Mali as Russia and China abstain

Jun. 29, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to maintain the U.N. peacekeeping mission in turmoil-wracked Mali, while condemning the West African nation's military rulers for using mercenaries that commit human rights and humanitarian violations. The council also...

NATO pivots to highlight Chinese 'challenges' for 1st time

Jun. 29, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — NATO has for the first time singled out China as one of its strategic priorities for the next decade, warning about its growing military ambitions, confrontational rhetoric toward Taiwan and other neighbors, and increasingly close ties to Russia. While Russia’s war...

UN envoy warns Congo's M23 rebels are acting like an army

Jun. 29, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Congo warned Wednesday that the M23 rebel group has increasingly acted as a conventional army during escalating military action in the country’s volatile east and could threaten the U.N. peacekeeping force charged with protecting civilians. ...

Syria to recognize Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions

Jun. 29, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Wednesday it will recognize the “independence and sovereignty” of Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions and contacts will be established to set up diplomatic relations. The Syrian Foreign Ministry announcement came days after...

ASEAN special envoy begins second visit to Myanmar

Jun. 29, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodia’s foreign minister arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his second visit as a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to the country, which has been mired in violence and civil unrest since the military seized power last year. State-run...

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's leader is visiting Kyiv, Moscow

Jun. 29, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations, is heading to Ukraine and Russia for meetings with the leaders of the two warring nations following a visit to Germany to attend the...

Ukraine's president: Russia has become 'a terrorist' state

Jun. 28, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia on Tuesday of becoming “a terrorist” state carrying out “daily terrorist acts” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations. In a virtual address to the U.N. Security Council, Zelenskyy...

Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall

Jun. 28, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — France's president denounced Russia’s fiery airstrike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as a “new war crime” Tuesday and vowed the West's support for Kyiv would not waver, saying Moscow “cannot and should not win" the war. The strike, which...

Colombia truth commission gives scathing report on civil war

Jun. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Truth Commission presented its final report on Colombia’s armed conflict Tuesday, urging the government, military and rebel groups that are still fighting in the countryside to recognize the suffering victims have endured and ensure that political disputes are no...

Iran, US begin EU-led indirect nuclear deal talks in Qatar

Jun. 28, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and the United States began indirect talks Tuesday in Qatar aimed at finding a way to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, met with European Union official Enrique Mora in...