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Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

May. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities at Colombia's National Institute of Legal...

Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail

May. 17, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested by police Friday moments after his release from jail by a peace tribunal whose ruling against extraditing him to the U.S. triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed conflict....

Austrian leader: EU needs new treaty to enforce its rules

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the European Union needs a new treaty that would ensure punishment for countries that break its rules. Kurz made his call in an op-ed Friday for Germany's daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The conservative Kurz, who has led Austria in a coalition...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

May. 14, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top...

EU calls for calm, warns US-Iran of conflict 'by accident'

May. 13, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European foreign ministers urged the United States and Iran to show restraint Monday amid fears of tensions tipping them easily into armed conflict, while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed his counterparts on the threats Washington sees emanating from the Islamic republic. The foreign...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

May. 13, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top issues Pompeo and...

China 'has no interest' in joining US-Russia nuclear deal

May. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia's Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is...

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

May. 12, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor's wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that they...

US: Agreement will be tough at 2020 nuclear treaty review

May. 10, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The final preparatory meeting for next year's review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ended Friday with deep divisions, and U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood said reaching agreement at the 2020 conference "will be an incredibly difficult task." But he told the closing session of the...

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile

May. 10, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending a...