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UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. Hours later, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command called the Russian...

Israeli army says troops kill Palestinian firebomb suspect

Oct. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said that troops shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at cars on a main highway in the occupied West Bank. A military statement said that soldiers opened fire at two suspects spotted throwing...

Amid flurry of Taliban diplomacy, Qatar stresses engagement

Oct. 13, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's foreign minister said isolating Afghanistan and its new Taliban rulers “will never be an answer” and argued Wednesday that engaging with the former insurgents could empower the more moderate voices among them. Sheikh...

International court backs Somalia in sea dispute with Kenya

Oct. 12, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Court of Justice has sided with Somalia in its dispute with neighboring Kenya over a maritime boundary in a case affecting a territory potentially rich in oil and gas. The ruling on Tuesday by the United Nations’ highest court...

Customs dispute jeopardizes US fish stick, filet supply

Oct. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A customs dispute at the U.S.-Canada border is threatening America's supply of a key fish used for popular products such as fish sticks and fast food sandwiches. The Alaska pollock has a complicated supply chain. After being caught as part of the...

Mexico wants progress on US extraditions, arms trafficking

Oct. 05, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said it wants to see more U.S. action on extraditions and weapons trafficking at security meetings scheduled for Friday with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Mexico’s top diplomat said Tuesday he wants to see faster extraditions of...

Taliban meet with UK, Iran delegations amid economic woes

Oct. 05, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban leaders met Tuesday with U.K. officials for the first time since taking power, a move the group hopes will pave the way for the country to refill cash-starved coffers as it teeters on the brink of economic collapse. The...

Japan new PM to seek fresh mandate to handle virus, economy

Oct. 04, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he will dissolve the lower house next week in preparation for Oct. 31 elections as he seeks a fresh mandate to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the sagging economy and security threats from China and North Korea. ...

Doubt lingers in Balkans after years of broken EU promises

Oct. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Twenty years ago, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had narrowly avoided a civil war and NATO was collecting weapons held by ethnic Albanian rebels under an internationally backed agreement meant to shore up peace. The tiny Balkans country was in...