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Trump formally submits Kelly Craft nomination for UN post

May. 2, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has formally submitted to the Senate the nomination of Kelly Craft to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Craft serves as the U.S. ambassador to Canada. In February, Trump had said he had selected Craft for the U.N. job. Craft, a Kentucky...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...

Pence says US wants Maduro out and 'all options' on table

Apr. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but "all options are on the table" — and Russia and...

Malaysia says 41 Rohingya land up north, 200 still at sea

Apr. 8, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Monday that 41 Muslim Rohingya men and boys have been detained in the northernmost state of Perlis, the second group to land in the country in just over a month, and that some 200 others are still believed to be at sea. Perlis police chief Noor Mushar...

France and Germany launch alliance to back multilateralism

Apr. 3, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany have announced the launch of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a joint news conference with Germany's Foreign...