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France, Germany renew alliance strained amid war in Ukraine

Jan. 22, 2023 14:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France and Germany committed Sunday to giving Ukraine “unwavering support” and to strengthening the European Union as they sought to overcome differences over defense, energy and economic issues on the 60th anniversary of their post-World War II friendship treaty. ...

Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in Tigray

Jan. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year. The presence of the...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: 'We will not go to war with Turkey'

Jan. 19, 2023 11:02 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday he still believes it is possible to resolve his country’s differences with Turkey by speaking with Turkey’s president, and stressed that the two neighbors will not go to war. Relations between the two...

Spanish, French leaders sign friendship treaty in Barcelona

Jan. 19, 2023 10:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez signed a friendship treaty in Barcelona on Thursday to strengthen relations between the European neighbors, as both leaders faced protests on their home fronts. The one-day summit...

Yemen rebels, Saudis in back-channel talks to maintain truce

Jan. 17, 2023 08:13 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Amid Yemen’s longest-ever pause in fighting — more than nine months — Saudi Arabia and its rival, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, have revived back-channel talks, according to Yemeni, Saudi and U.N. officials. The two sides hope to strengthen the informal cease-fire and lay out...

Alaska Legislature to face familiar challenges this year

Jan. 16, 2023 17:52 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature convenes for a new session Tuesday with a bipartisan coalition controlling the Senate for the first time in over a decade, a divided House struggling to organize for the third straight term and a newly reelected Republican governor who said he's...

In threat, Hamas releases video said to show captive Israeli

Jan. 16, 2023 11:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas released a video Monday of an Israeli it said was being held captive in the Gaza Strip, rare footage it described as a warning to Israel's new army chief. Hamas’ military wing, the Qassam Brigades, shared the video, which...

Where are the Gulf Arab tourists? Israel's hopes fall short

Jan. 15, 2023 11:05 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel struck an agreement with the United Arab Emirates to open diplomatic ties in 2020, it brought an electrifying sense of achievement to a country long ostracized in the Middle East. Officials insisted that Israel’s new ties with the UAE, and soon after...

Turkey says Nordic NATO expansion unlikely before June

Jan. 14, 2023 11:22 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Sweden and Finland are unlikely to be able to join NATO before June, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. The Nordic states applied to join the Western military alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but their membership must be approved by all...

Today in History: JAN 14, Marilyn Monroe weds Joe DiMaggio

Jan. 14, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2023. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Jan. 14, 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their...