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Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas

Nov. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been paralyzed...

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel. Their old apartment had no in-house shelter, so they huddled in the stairway just before a rocket...

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

Nov. 13, 2018 1:49 PM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, authorities said Tuesday. The Interior Ministry responded nearly five...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Nov. 12, 2018 9:31 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three people,...

The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting

Nov. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. The United Nations says it is working with Egypt to broker an end to the latest round of fighting in Gaza. The office of the U.N.'s Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, said Monday that efforts were underway "to ensure...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 11, 2018 11:15 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging 'old demons'

Nov. 11, 2018 11:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines. As Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and...

The Latest: Iran minister unhappy with OPEC committee stance

Nov. 6, 2018 1:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Iran's oil minister has written a letter to the OPEC chief, asking that the so-called Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee — which...

Eritrea hopes UN Security Council will soon lift sanctions

Nov. 5, 2018 5:46 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea is hoping that the U.N. Security Council will soon lift sanctions it imposed on the East African nation in 2009, now that its relations have thawed with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries. The Security Council imposed an arms embargo and other tough sanctions on...

Trump predicts he'll make trade deal with China

Nov. 2, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed confidence he can reach a deal to end a burgeoning trade war with China, saying he will meet his Chinese counterpart at the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina in about a month. "I think we'll make a deal with China, and I think it will be a very fair deal...