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The Latest: US envoy to UN praises Kofi Annan's legacy

Aug. 18, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says former U.N. chief Kofi Annan "devoted his life to making the world a more peaceful place" and "worked tirelessly to unite us." Nikki Haley in a...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Aug. 18, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway in...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Aug. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles,...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Aug. 18, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland's capital, Bern, on Saturday in a...

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Aug. 18, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25...

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

Aug. 18, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being "threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign...

Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

Aug. 18, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's...

Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

Aug. 18, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message released in...

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Aug. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he...