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The Latest: Pompeo lauds Trump decision to seek 2nd meeting

Sep. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat is defending President Donald Trump's decision to seek out a second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un even though Kim's government has not followed through on...

Trump at UN: 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

Sep. 24, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting the dangers of North Korea's nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he likely will hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un "quite soon." Twelve months after Trump stood at...

French government to cut taxes on businesses, households

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government plans to cut taxes by 24.8 billion euros ($29.2 billion) next year in an effort to boost the economy and create more jobs. Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin presented on Monday the country's budget for 2019, based on estimated economic growth of 1.7 percent. To be able to...

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

Sep. 23, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on...

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

Sep. 23, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change. That's why, in between discussing...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible,...

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

Sep. 21, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit compromise still possible

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 6:30 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says he remains convinced that a Brexit compromise that is "good for all, is still possible." His comments come a day after a clear lack...

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. National...