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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 14, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site. ...

Biden going ahead with big Trump fighter-jet sale to UAE

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

The Biden administration says it will go ahead with a big Trump administration sale of jet fighters and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, over objections from Democrats and some others that the Gulf country is fueling conflicts around the Middle East. The...

Biden to detail pullout plans for last troops in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is about to announce his plans to withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 attacks “cannot explain” why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. ...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

Apr. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants — an issue of growing concern for the United States. ...

Judges: Murphy primary challengers don't qualify for ballot

Apr. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's two primary challengers must be booted off the ballot because their petitions were faulty, judges ruled this week. One petition had at least two deceased signers and nearly two thousand invalid signatures, and another...

EU, UK set meeting over Northern Ireland trade rules

Apr. 14, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The vice president of the European Union's executive arm and the United Kingdom's Brexit minister will hold talks Thursday in Brussels to discuss Northern Ireland trade rules, the EU said Wednesday. The meeting between European Commission Vice President...

Matos sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutanent governor

Apr. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sabina Matos made history Wednesday when she was sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutenant governor, the first person of color to hold the post. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea administered the oath of office in a brief ceremony at the State House...

Pakistan interior minister recommends ban on Islamist party

Apr. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that left at least five people dead. Saad Rizvi, an Islamist cleric, had...

Greece, Libya to discuss delineating maritime boundaries

Apr. 14, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Libya are to discuss delineating maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Greek prime minister's office said Wednesday after a meeting between the prime minister and the head of Libya's Presidential Council. The talks in Athens with...

Somalia's president OKs mandate extension, alarming US, EU

Apr. 14, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United States and others threatened sanctions and warned of further instability in one of the world’s most fragile countries. ...