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Afghan president seeks defense of cities as Taliban advance

Aug. 02, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president on Monday blamed the American troops' speedy pullout for the worsening violence in his country and said that his administration would now focus on protecting provincial capitals and major urban areas in the face of the rapidly advancing...

Pashinyan officially appointed Armenia's prime minister

Aug. 02, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been officially appointed to the post by the country's president after Pashinyan's party won an early parliamentary election in June. The newly elected parliament convened for the first time on...

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Jul. 29, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

Could a scoundrel DC Comics character like Peacemaker ever be on the same level as Superman? How about Polka-Dot Man? Or Ratcatcher? The man who made Rocket Racoon, Groot and Star-Lord household names thinks so. James Gunn can’t help it: He loves an outsider. It’s...

China's ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan

Jul. 28, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. A photo posted on the ministry’s website showed Wang Yi posing with senior Taliban leader...

Bosnia's outgoing international overseer urges new approach

Jul. 27, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Western powers should adopt a new approach to promoting reconciliation in politically fragmented Bosnia to prevent nativist leaders from turning the Balkan country into a deserted wasteland, according to the top international overseer of a 1995 peace...

Bosnian Serb politicians decry outlawing of genocide denial

Jul. 26, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb political representatives have pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions in protest over a recent move by the top international envoy in Bosnia to outlaw genocide denial. “We will not live in a...

Russian PM visits Pacific islands claimed by Japan

Jul. 26, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister on Monday visited Pacific islands claimed by Japan, a move that brought a protest from Tokyo, and said the government is considering setting up a special economic zone there. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far...

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

Jul. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban...

UN council rejects Russian bid to get rid of Bosnia high rep

Jul. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday rejected a resolution put forward by Russia and China that would have immediately stripped the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementation of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the devastating war in...

UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

Jul. 21, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the European Union “cannot go on” and need a major rewrite, straining already tense U.K.-EU relations and drawing a message of concern from the U.S. government. The...