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Bosnian Serb politicians decry outlawing of genocide denial

Jul. 26, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb political representatives have pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions in protest over a recent move by the top international envoy in Bosnia to outlaw genocide denial. “We will not live in a...

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Jul. 26, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban. The statement said 46 members of the Afghan...

Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Jul. 26, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania on Saturday received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government. Tanzania had been among the few countries in Africa yet to receive vaccines or start inoculating its population,...

US, China hold high-level talks, highlighting differences

Jul. 26, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — High-level face-to-face talks between U.S. and Chinese diplomats on Monday highlighted sharp differences between the sides, although the tone appeared somewhat less contentious than at their last meeting. China issued a long list of demands and...

AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

Jul. 26, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to rise above their differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman,...

Senior US diplomat calls on China to look beyond differences, work with US on global issues as responsible great power

Jul. 26, 2021 07:16 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Senior US diplomat calls on China to look beyond differences, work with US on global issues as responsible great power.

Russian PM visits Pacific islands claimed by Japan

Jul. 26, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister on Monday visited Pacific islands claimed by Japan, a move that brought a protest from Tokyo, and said the government is considering setting up a special economic zone there. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far...

UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan

Jul. 26, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since the United Nations began systematically keeping count in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The war-torn...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

Jul. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban...