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1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

Jun. 23, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa's second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses...

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to delay or...

2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy

Jun. 23, 2018 4:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — While it's still unclear what Brexit will look like when it happens next year, the decision to leave has already had a clear effect on the economy: households are poorer, companies are more cautious about investing, and the property market has cooled. In the two years since the vote to leave...

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Jun. 22, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. "This is simply because we have had enough of him," government...

Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

Jun. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the U.S.-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability. Gorbachev's comments Friday to the Interfax news agency comes amid speculation that the U.S. and Russian...

The Latest: OPEC agrees to increase oil production

Jun. 22, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Countries in the OPEC oil cartel have agreed to a new oil output level that effectively increases production by almost 1 million barrels per day. The increase was announced after ministers from the group met on...

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'

Jun. 22, 2018 3:52 AM EDT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'

UN Yemen envoy: 'Confident' pact can be reached on port city

Jun. 21, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Thursday he fears "severe" humanitarian and political fallout if fighting intensifies in the crucial port city of Hodeida, but he's confident a pact can be forged to prevent increased violence. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths has been trying to broker a...

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

Jun. 21, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. An opposition statement called Wednesday night's meeting...

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Jun. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team arrived in Egypt on Thursday as part of its regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the...