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Fiji reconsiders security ties with China amid Pacific tensions

Jun. 06, 2023 23:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji's leader indicated Wednesday his nation is reconsidering its security ties with China at a time that geopolitical tensions in the Pacific are rising. Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said Fiji was reviewing a contentious police cooperation...

Delegates working to end global plastics pollution agree to craft a draft treaty

Jun. 03, 2023 08:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Global negotiators have agreed to craft a draft treaty to end plastic pollution, a preliminary but crucial step toward tackling one of the most lasting sources of human waste. Environmental advocates cautiously welcomed the outcome of five days of U.N. talks in Paris...

UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Sudan and path to renewed democratic transition talks

Jun. 02, 2023 19:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Sudan to be followed by a permanent halt to hostilities and fresh efforts to reach a lasting democratic political settlement in the conflict-wracked country. The U.N.’s most powerful body...

Iran releases 1 Danish, 2 Austrian citizens in operation involving Oman, Belgium

Jun. 02, 2023 17:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has released one Danish and two Austrian citizens, the European countries said Friday, thanking Oman and Belgium for their help in getting the trio freed. Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said he was “very relieved” that Kamran Ghaderi and...

White House wants to engage Russia on nuclear arms control in post-treaty world

Jun. 02, 2023 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework even while taking countermeasures in response to the Kremlin's decision to suspend the last nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, White House...

US retaliates for Russia's suspension of New START treaty by revoking visas of nuclear inspectors

Jun. 02, 2023 04:52 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Biden administration is retaliating for Russia’s suspension of the New START nuclear treaty, announcing Thursday it is revoking the visas of Russian nuclear inspectors, denying pending applications for new monitors and canceling standard clearances for Russian aircraft...

White House imposing sanctions as Sudan's warring sides fail to abide by cease-fire deal

Jun. 01, 2023 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that it will impose sanctions against key defense companies and people who "perpetuate violence" in Sudan as the warring sides failed to abide by a cease-fire agreement in the northeastern African nation. New visa restrictions...

White House says it will levy sanctions in Sudan as warring parties fail 'to abide by the ceasefire'

Jun. 01, 2023 11:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says it will levy sanctions in Sudan as warring parties fail 'to abide by the ceasefire.'

Sudan's military says it has suspended its participation in talks with paramilitary rival

May. 31, 2023 18:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military suspended its participation in talks with a paramilitary force it's been battling for weeks for control of the northeastern African country, a military spokesman said Wednesday. The development was a blow to the United States and Saudi Arabia, who...

Papua New Guinea says security treaty with Australia has been delayed over certain provisions

May. 30, 2023 06:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape said a proposed security treaty with Australia has been delayed over “certain wordings and provisions,” a week after the strategically important South Pacific Island nation signed a new security pact with the United...