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British FM heads to Southeast Asia looking for closer ties

Jun. 21, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Britain's top diplomat headed to Southeast Asia on Monday on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's trip to Vietnam,...

US envoy hopes N. Korea responds positively on offered talks

Jun. 21, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea said Monday he hopes to see a positive reaction from the North soon on U.S. offers for talks after North Korea's leader ordered officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation. Sung...

EU to slap new sanctions on Belarus, target its economy

Jun. 21, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers will approve Monday a fresh set of sanctions against scores of officials in Belarus and prepare a series of measures aimed at hurting the country’s economy, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said. The EU has...

Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuclear deal

Jun. 20, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett opened his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday by slamming Iran's newly-elected president and calling on world powers to “wake up” to the perils of returning to a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Later in the...

EU diplomat: mistrust at core of Lebanon political crisis

Jun. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A struggle for power and strong mistrust is at the heart of the fight between Lebanese political leaders and the deadlock over government formation, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said Sunday. “It is clear a fight for the distribution of...

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Jun. 20, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each...

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Jun. 19, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military's February seizure of power. Myanmar described the resolution, which passed...

EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

Jun. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country. Josep Borrell made his...

North Korean leader swears to overcome economic hardships

Jun. 18, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “solemnly swore” to navigate his country out of deepening economic troubles as he concluded a major ruling party meeting, acknowledging food shortages and urging officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the...

UN assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo

Jun. 18, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s...