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Bosnia's 3-member presidency takes office after Oct. vote

Nov. 20, 2018 11:09 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia on Tuesday inaugurated the country's three-member presidency following last month's election, with nationalist politicians dominating a body designed to heal the country's ethnic divide. The presidency comprises a Muslim, a Serb and a Croat politician. It is part...

New assessment: 'Little clear progress' in Afghanistan war

Nov. 19, 2018 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point toward continued stalemate. "Progress toward peace remains elusive," Glenn...

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...

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...

Cyprus president: Decentralized government best for peace

Nov. 6, 2018 5:48 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus took to the airwaves on Tuesday to defend his proposal for a more decentralized federal government he contended would function better if a reunification deal is reached with the ethnically divided nation's breakaway Turkish Cypriots. President Nicos...

Venezuelan defense minister: Border ambush kills 3 soldiers

Nov. 5, 2018 6:54 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said Monday that it is fortifying a remote stretch of border with Colombia after three of its soldiers were killed in an ambush that also wounded 10 others. The attack drew a rare moment of agreement between the two neighboring South American countries,...

Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord

Nov. 3, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by creating tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday, even as hopes rose for a solution to the Irish border problem that has deadlocked negotiations. "Brexit has undermined the...

Merkel visits Ukraine, says anti-Russian sanctions will stay

Nov. 1, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine, pledging to uphold anti-Russian sanctions for Russian actions in Ukraine. Speaking after Thursday's talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel said Germany would support extending the European Union' s restrictions...

South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

Oct. 31, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. "I came only to confirm to people that I am for peace. The past is gone. We have opened a new chapter for peace...

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returns to capital as part of peace accord to end civil war

Oct. 31, 2018 5:01 AM EDT
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returns to capital as part of peace accord to end civil war.