Latest International agreements News

The Latest: UK starts program to register EU citizens

Jan. 21, 2019 5:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Britain is rolling out a program to help register an estimated 3.5 million European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom as it begins the process of leaving the bloc. Under a plan that enters the test...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

Jan. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the three months...

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

Jan. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight. Trump tells reporters that "we've really had a very extraordinary number of meetings and a deal could very...

AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern Mideast

Jan. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Revolutionaries in the streets give way to black-and-white images of blindfolded American hostages. Two enemies sign a peace deal after years of hostilities. And one of the world's two superpowers invades its southern neighbor, launching a bloody, decade-long conflict....

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Jan. 19, 2019 3:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump...

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

Jan. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News Agency...

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

Jan. 19, 2019 12:08 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. President Ivan Duque said late Friday that he had...

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Jan. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, the...

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

Jan. 18, 2019 9:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply. The announcement came Friday from the...