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Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said...

Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the...

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe imposed a "total internet shutdown" for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to hide growing reports of a violent crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital, and rights groups said...

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee. HNC said Geir Pedersen and opposition officials discussed "all points that could lead to a political...

Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

Jan. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are surging Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to the market's newfound optimism. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S.,...

The Latest: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim

Jan. 18, 2019 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with the leader of North Korea near the end of February to try to coax the North to give up its nuclear program. The announcement came at the White House Friday after Trump...

White House: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korean leader, seeking end to North's nuclear weapons program

Jan. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korean leader, seeking end to North's nuclear weapons program.

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to...

Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump 'leak'

Jan. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. It was the latest twist in what has become a Washington game of brinkmanship...

Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

Jan. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America's neighbor and the emerging superpower. There are...