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Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

Aug. 10, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting...

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

Aug. 9, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its "goodwill measures" by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first. The plans by...

Kenya, Tanzania mark 20 years since US embassy bombings

Aug. 7, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans and Tanzanians on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaida bombings of the U.S. embassies in their countries that killed more than 250 people, with hundreds of local survivors calling on the U.S. government for compensation. The explosions on Aug. 7, 1998, were the...

Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'

Aug. 7, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump's...

The Latest: Trump re-imposes many sanctions on Iran

Aug. 6, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Iran to exert "maximum economic pressure." The move comes three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "horrible" and...

Trump ups sanctions pressure on Iran despite European dismay

Aug. 6, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting Iran's nuclear...

European allies uneasy as US restores Iran sanctions

Aug. 5, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America's European allies fear greater regional instability. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the U.S. and five other world powers,...

The Latest: Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

Aug. 5, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. and Iran as re-imposition of sanctions nears (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course. Speaking to reporters...

Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

Aug. 5, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acquired five new commercial aircraft on Sunday, a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers. The arrival of the ATR72-600 airplanes at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport represented perhaps the last...

Asian diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Aug. 4, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asia's top diplomats pressed North Korea on Saturday to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with its programs. North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, however, hit the United States in an Asian security forum in...