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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 file photo, former British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The British government on Monday Sept. 21, 2020, has won over some domestic political opponents of its plan to breach part of the Brexit divorce deal it agreed with the European Union. But former Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that the bill will do “untold damage” to the U.K. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Ex-UK PM May slams Johnson's bid to break international law

Sep. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Monday won over some domestic political opponents of its plan to breach part of the Brexit divorce deal it agreed upon with the European Union — but not former Prime Minister Theresa May, who warned that the move would do “untold damage” to the...

Turkey's research vessel, Oruc Reis, rear, anchored off the coast of Antalya on the Mediterranean, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the return of a Turkish survey vessel to port Sunday from a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean that has been at the heart of a summer stand-off between Greece and Turkey over energy rights. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Greece: Talks with Turkey on eastern Med could restart soon

Sep. 21, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Turkey are close to reviving talks on long-standing maritime disputes following a tense standoff over rights to exploit potential offshore natural gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek official said Monday. “We are close to restarting the exploratory...

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney smiles during a Foreign Ministers G7 meeting in Dinard, Brittany. Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit over her opposition to the British government’s suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union. In a letter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the human rights lawyer said she is quitting her role as the U.K.’s special envoy on media freedom over the government’s “lamentable” suggestion. (AP Photo/David Vincent, file)

Amal Clooney quits UK role over 'lamentable' Brexit plan

Sep. 18, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government's suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union. In a letter Friday to British Foreign Secretary...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures while speaking to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Damascus, Syria. U.N.-backed investigators in the 21st report from the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, pointed Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing possible war crimes by a Turkey-backed coalition of rebel groups and calling on Ankara to do more to help prevent them. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

Sep. 18, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Friday it is holding Syria responsible under international law for “gross human rights violations,” in a process that could ultimately trigger a case at the United Nations’ highest court. The Dutch initiative, invoking the...

Kosovo veterans puzzled by court war crime file delivery

Sep. 17, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo war veterans said Thursday that war crime files inexplicably sent to their office have been returned to a special international court in The Hague, Netherlands, probing alleged crimes during and after the Balkan nation’s 1998-1999 war. Hysni Gucati, a spokesman for the...

In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 file photo, Bosnian Serb Gen. Radislav Krstic puts on headphones as he takes his seat in the courtroom in The Hague, Netherlands. Authorities in Bosnia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 arrested seven Bosnian Serb former military officers and troops suspected in the killing of 44 Bosniak civilians during the 1992-95 war. Among the suspects is Gen. Radislav Krstic, who is serving a 35-year-old prison sentence. In 2004, he was convicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on charges of aiding genocide. (Ed Oudenaarden, Pool Photo via AP, File)

9 arrested in Bosnia over wartime killings of civilians

Sep. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia on Wednesday arrested nine former Bosnian Serb military officers and troops who are suspected in the killing of 44 civilians during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. So far, 11 people are suspected of killing the Bosniak civilians in September 1992 in the...

Bosnian Serb official, Milorad Dodik, who is the member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency speaks during an official commemoration ceremony for Momcilo Krajisnik, wartime parliament speaker in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration ceremony for a former wartime top leader who died of COVID-19, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the ceremony in the northern city of Banja Luka, the seat of the Serb-run part of Bosnia. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnian Serbs honor late ex-official convicted of war crimes

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration for a top former wartime leader, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. The Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the event in the northern city of Banja Luka,...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures while speaking to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Damascus, Syria. U.N.-backed investigators in the 21st report from the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, pointed Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing possible war crimes by a Turkey-backed coalition of rebel groups and calling on Ankara to do more to help prevent them. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)

UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on

Sep. 15, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators pointed Tuesday to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing possible war crimes by a Turkey-backed coalition of rebel groups and calling on Ankara to do...

In this Sept. 1993 file photo, Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, left, and Serb member of Bosnian Presidency Momcilo Krajisnik in Banja Luka, Bosnia. The hospital in the northern Bosnian town of Banja Luka said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that Krajisnik, a former top wartime Bosnian Serb official who was convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court, died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 75. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic, File)

Bosnian Serb official jailed for war crimes dies of COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Momcilo Krajisnik, a former top wartime Bosnian Serb official who was convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court, has died after contracting COVID-19. He was 75. The hospital in the northern Bosnian town of Banja Luka said that Krajisnik died early Tuesday “from...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his controversial plan to override sections of the Brexit deal that he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the bloc has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the future of the U.K. In a column Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in The Daily Telegraph, Johnson said the Internal Market Bill is required to end EU threats to impose a “blockade” in the Irish Sea that he argues could “carve up our country.”  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

UK's Johnson defends planned law, says EU 'unreasonable'

Sep. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union as an insurance policy against the bloc's unreasonable behavior — even as his former attorney general joined the ranks of once-loyal lawmakers...