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Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

Mar. 21, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government's assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived...

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

Mar. 21, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country's peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according to internal documents seen by The Associated...

US diplomat criticizes Yemen rebels for stalling peace deal

Mar. 21, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen on Thursday urged Iran-backed rebels in the war-torn country to show "political maturity" and live up to their responsibilities under a U.N.-negotiated peace deal for the port city of Hodeida, Yemen's key gateway for international aid. The remarks by U.S....

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...

Trump's 2 Supreme Court picks on opposite sides in 2 cases

Mar. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the...

Pipe tomahawk given by Washington in 1792 loaned to tribe

Mar. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) — A long-missing peace pipe tomahawk President George Washington gave to a Seneca leader in the late 18th century has been returned to the tribe in western New York. Washington gave the combination tobacco-smoking pipe and weapon to Cornplanter as the United States negotiated a peace...

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Mar. 15, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States. Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations. The U.S. gave notice of its intention to...

British ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

Mar. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British soldier will be charged in the slayings of two civil rights protesters 47 years ago on Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. The ex-paratrooper, identified as "Soldier F," will face prosecution for the killings of James...

US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

Mar. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday. By moving forward with these missile...

Native American art finally arrives at Met's American Wing

Mar. 13, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a major Native American art exhibit is being shown in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, rather than in Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. "Some visitors were confused about why Native American Art wasn't in the American Wing with other American...