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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Jun. 22, 2018 7:06 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. "This is simply because we have had enough of him," government...

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

Jun. 22, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil. Standing next to two bus drivers who were allegedly assaulted by four...

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'

Jun. 22, 2018 3:52 AM EDT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

Jun. 22, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul's Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss...

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

Jun. 21, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A social media account run by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi quotes her as saying that "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities in the country's west. The Facebook page of the State...

US diplomat thinks Trump's UK itinerary includes the queen

Jun. 21, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An official at the U.S. Embassy in London says he thinks President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to Britain next month. Deputy Chief of Mission Lew Lukens told reporters on Thursday that planning for the July trip was delayed by Trump's summit with North Korean...

UN Yemen envoy: 'Confident' pact can be reached on port city

Jun. 21, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Thursday he fears "severe" humanitarian and political fallout if fighting intensifies in the crucial port city of Hodeida, but he's confident a pact can be forged to prevent increased violence. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths has been trying to broker a...

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

Jun. 21, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. An opposition statement called Wednesday night's meeting...

1 more US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Jun. 21, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said Thursday, bringing the total number to 25. The new "medically confirmed" worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba...

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Jun. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team arrived in Egypt on Thursday as part of its regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the...