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Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan Rouhani's comments came as Iran's Foreign Ministry also summoned...

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

Sep. 23, 2018 2:38 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...

2 militant groups reject demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Sep. 23, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two insurgent groups rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region with one saying Sunday that the agreement aims to "bury the revolution." The rejection by some jihadi groups of the Russia-Turkey deal highlights the...

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

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...

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

Sep. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military official says its "deconfliction line" with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid. He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from...

Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with US forces

Sep. 21, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will soon conduct joint patrols with U.S. forces in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij, once a stronghold of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday. The announcement came as Turkey's Defense Ministry said in a Friday statement that the borders of...

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

Sep. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday as a record high on Wall Street buoyed investor sentiment despite global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 index rose 0.9 percent to 7,433. Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,378 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,487. On...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Sep. 21, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive...