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Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Oct. 21, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union. He says Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S....

Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request

Oct. 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali after the world body asked him to be repatriated over his human rights background. Military spokesman Sumith Atapattu said Saturday that it will comply with the U.N. request...

The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 20, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the...

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Oct. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

Oct. 20, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business lobby group warned Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry said these could include...

Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

Oct. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes to select a U.N. ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing 5 candidates for the job. Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: "We'll have somebody great ... we're going to pick somebody very quickly. Trump said he's...

A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Oct. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. The latest announcement on Saturday, declaring that Khashoggi had died in a "fistfight"...

Trump says he will pull US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, says Moscow violating it

Oct. 20, 2018 4:09 PM EDT
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Trump says he will pull US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, says Moscow violating it.

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Oct. 20, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."...

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

Oct. 20, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The assassination of Afghan leaders in Kandahar province won't lessen U.S. support for the war in Afghanistan or deter local security forces in the fight against the Taliban, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said Saturday. Gen. Joseph Votel said the U.S. was "pretty...