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'Neglected danger': Nukes not in forefront in speeches at UN

Sep. 28, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the Marshall Islands' turn to speak, and the president wanted to remind world leaders of a cause the United Nations has espoused since its founding. “No effort should be spared," President David Kabua told the U.N. General Assembly this month,...

Ukraine, Hungary summon ambassadors over Russian gas deal

Sep. 28, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine deepened on Tuesday when the two countries summoned each others' ambassadors over Budapest's decision to sign a long-term contract to purchase Russian gas, something Ukraine considers a blow to its economic and...

American siblings return home after China lifts exit ban

Sep. 28, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive who had been wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges. The State Department said Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to the U.S....

EU adopts 5 billion-euro Brexit reserve to help businesses

Sep. 28, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Council on Tuesday approved a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) reserve aimed at helping EU businesses tackle the short-term effects of Brexit. The council, which represents the national government of every EU member nation, said the money will...

Guinea's junta releases transition charter toward elections

Sep. 28, 2021 05:09 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s military junta has released a transitional charter that outlines the missions and duties of the transitional government and bars any members of the junta from running in elections that will eventually return the West African nation to civilian rule. ...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2021. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly...

US officials: Biden aide to meet Saudi crown prince on Yemen

Sep. 27, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the U.S. presses for a cease-fire in the yearslong war between the kingdom and Houthi rebels in Yemen. ...

Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban

Sep. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said...

Saints to remain down 3 assistant coaches at New England

Sep. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielson, defensive assistant Brian Young and offensive assistant Dan Roushar will not attend New Orleans' game at New England on Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols, the club announced Friday. It will be the second straight missed game...

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" says third officer...