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Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea

Jul. 18, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Djibouti is asking Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help peacefully resolve a border dispute with Eritrea following the recent end to that nation's 20-year border dispute with Ethiopia. Djibouti's U.N. ambassador, Mohamed Siad Doualeh, asked Guterres in a letter circulated...

Russia: Greece taking part in 'dirty provocations' for NATO

Jul. 18, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia stepped up its criticism of Greece over the expulsion of two of its diplomats, accusing the Greek government Wednesday of participating in "dirty provocations" around Macedonia's plan to become a NATO member. Greece expelled the diplomats based at the Russian Embassy in Athens last...

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

Jul. 16, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. Speaking before Trump and Putin were due to meet in Helsinki, European Council President Donald Tusk...

The Latest: Hamas says it agrees to ceasefire in Gaza

Jul. 15, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza have announced that they have agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. The groups say Egyptian mediation efforts have succeeded in brokering a ceasefire ending an intense daylong...

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

Jul. 13, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. The team will face France in the tournament final in Moscow on Sunday, provoking mixed reactions and strong emotions in the region scarred by war. From...

Greece: Russians expelled over cash-for-protests allegation

Jul. 12, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece has moved to expel two Russian diplomats accused of supplying funds to protest groups opposing a deal that would end Greece's longstanding name dispute with neighboring Macedonia, a Greek official said Thursday. The expulsions were confirmed the day after NATO formally...

Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

Jul. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time in more than seven years, the Syrian government raised its flag Thursday over Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad in 2011 and plunge the country into its calamitous civil war. The display is laden with symbolism as the government moves to stamp...

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

Jul. 12, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders pledged Thursday to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for failing to boost defense spending, casting a dark cloud over the world's biggest security alliance. A year after fueling doubts...

Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade dispute

Jul. 12, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, said Thursday that Chinese officials expressed confidence they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. The mayor met with Vice President Wang Qishan and China's commerce minister this...

Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

Jul. 11, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO has invited Macedonia to start membership talks, a step toward adding its 30th member despite Russia's objection and a show of unity at a time of growing discord between the Trump administration and Europe. The invitation Wednesday came at a NATO summit at which U.S. President Donald...