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House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

Aug. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving. It's not just President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative...

AP Analysis: Trump uses Israel to fuel partisan fires

Aug. 16, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's encouragement and support of Israel's decision to ban two Democratic lawmakers may play well to his political base, but it could endanger the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship in the longer term. The move on Thursday to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of...

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Aug. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The British overseas territory of Gibraltar released a seized Iranian supertanker Thursday over last-minute objections from the U.S., potentially easing tensions between London and Tehran, which still holds a British-flagged vessel. The release of the Grace 1 comes amid a growing...

France responds to Trump criticism, free to speak on Iran

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it doesn't need authorization to speak out on Iran issues, in a response to criticism by President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Thursday that people purporting to represent the U.S., including French President Emmanuel Macron, are giving Iran "mixed signals." He added that he...

Trump heads for golf club holiday with summer storms looming

Aug. 9, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid. With his poll...

Trump heads for golf club holiday - but summer storms loom

Aug. 8, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his...

The Latest: Germany condemns North Korean weapons test

Aug. 6, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on projectiles fired by North Korea (all times local): 10 p.m. Germany is condemning North Korea's latest test of short-range ballistic missiles, saying they are a violation of United Nations resolutions and urging the North to resume disarmament talks. The Foreign...

North Korea: US inciting military tension with new exercises

Aug. 6, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — North Korea's envoy to the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament has lashed out at the United States over its latest military exercises with South Korea, accusing Washington of "inciting military tension" by deploying powerful military hardware on the peninsula. Ju Yong Chol's comments came...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

Aug. 6, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months. The statement from the director of the foreign ministry's Arms Control...

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug. 5, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan's government do more. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Tuesday about the rise of self-centered politics in the world...