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Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Jul. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people. Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four...

Foreign teachers, students held on drug allegations in China

Jul. 12, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained seven foreign teachers and nine foreign students on drug allegations in eastern China. Three Chinese were also detained, Xuzhou city police said. It said all 19 tested positive in urine tests. The British embassy said Friday it is providing consular assistance to...

From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

Jul. 11, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At a trendy restaurant in Iran's capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to you by America. Whether at upscale restaurants or...

US peace envoy to Afghanistan in Beijing for meeting

Jul. 11, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan is in Beijing for a previously scheduled meeting, an American Embassy spokesman said Thursday, as indications grew of a new momentum in efforts to end Afghanistan's 18-year war and push by China to boost its influence in the region. The spokesman gave no...

In a divided Washington, British ambassador was a bridge

Jul. 10, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In America's deeply divided capital city, British Ambassador Kim Darroch was often the bridge. He had a direct line to President Donald Trump's top aides, as well as their predecessors from the Obama administration — and both often found themselves mingling at the same lavish...

China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Jul. 10, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power...

UK ambassador to US quits after leaked cables enrage Trump

Jul. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy's unflattering opinions about the U.S. administration. Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as...

Estonia: Moscow's marking of Tallinn retake 'provocative'

Jul. 10, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has protested Russian plans to hold festivities marking the 75th anniversary of the seizure of the Baltic nation's capital by the Soviet Red Army in 1944. The Estonian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday a Russian embassy representative had been summoned and was told that staging a...

UK ambassador called Trump administration 'clumsy and inept'

Jul. 7, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States described the Trump administration as "diplomatically clumsy and inept" and said he doubted it would become "substantially more normal," according to a leaked diplomatic cable published Sunday. The memo was one of several leaked documents published by...

Omani foreign minister makes rare visit to Syria

Jul. 7, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Oman's foreign minister made a rare visit to Syria on Sunday to discuss with President Bashar Assad ways of restoring stability and security in the region. Oman is one of few Arab countries that kept normal relations with Damascus after Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011 over...