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Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

Nov. 12, 2018 5:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration is...

Turkish Cypriot leader: mix region's gas, send via Turkey

Nov. 12, 2018 4:01 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An accord reunifying ethnically split Cyprus could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey's existing pipeline network, the leader of the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots said Monday. Mustafa Akinci said...

Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region

Nov. 12, 2018 1:09 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan released two Taliban officials on Monday during U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks with the insurgent group, which now controls nearly half of Afghanistan. Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated...

Separatists win vote in Ukraine rebel regions by big margins

Nov. 12, 2018 8:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine have secured their hold on power in weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities and the West as illegitimate. Local election officials in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics said Monday that acting...

Envoy: Russia plays Afghanistan broker due to US 'failure'

Nov. 12, 2018 6:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Monday that Moscow is trying to be an Afghan peace broker because it considers the U.S. has failed in Afghanistan. Russia's presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said a Moscow conference on Afghanistan Friday that brought together representatives of...

The Latest: Trump pays tribute to Americans who died in WWI

Nov. 11, 2018 8:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Paris. (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump paid tribute to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I during what he called "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power. Trump made his comments...

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

Nov. 11, 2018 8:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they...

Topless protesters use trickery to disrupt Trump, urge peace

Nov. 11, 2018 2:26 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A feminist activist pretending to be a photographer managed to breach security at a huge international ceremony in Paris and disrupt U.S. Presidential Donald Trump's motorcade as part of a peace protest. With thousands of security forces deployed around the French capital, questions swirled...

The Latest: Macron recalls lessons from failed WWI peace

Nov. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on World War I armistice commemorations (all times local): 11:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is warning world leaders against taking peace for granted as he hosts events marking the end of World War I. At a dinner Saturday night with visiting presidents and prime...

Saudi coalition in Yemen, under pressure, ends US refueling

Nov. 10, 2018 11:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday it had "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom's...