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Top US diplomat heads to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Oct. 16, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way to Saudi Arabia to speak to its king over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo was in the air when a Turkish police forensics team wrapped up its hourslong search of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul...

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:25 a.m. A Washington lobbying firm has told Saudi Arabia it will no longer represent the kingdom, as international furor builds over the...

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

Oct. 15, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command were meeting Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea's Defense Ministry said the talks at the Panmunjom...

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 15, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel's capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the idea was...

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

US: Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Oct. 15, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the U.S. lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what she calls the...

Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

Oct. 15, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia and suggested he should be thrown out of the country Monday for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in a statement that U.S. Ambassador...

Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Oct. 15, 2018 5:51 PM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and...