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Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran, North Korea

Jun. 27, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Heading into what is likely his most consequential overseas trip of the year, President Donald Trump will be forced to grapple with a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump goes first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20 summit,...

Trump heads to Asia for global talks on trade, Iran and more

Jun. 26, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump heads first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20...

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky pushback - the confrontation appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East...

The Latest: Envoy says Iran could soon exceed uranium limits

Jun. 26, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Mideast and Persian Gulf amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador says the government will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal unless Britain, France and Germany take...

UN envoy meets Yemen's vice president to discuss peace

Jun. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels. Martin Griffiths says Wednesday's meeting with Yemen Vice President Ali Mohsen in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh was...

Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

Jun. 26, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert's searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was based on "prejudice and pre-fabricated ideas." In what amounted to a face-off at the U.N's top...

Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs on Wednesday, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues. Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later with foreign...

Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

Jun. 26, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald Trump...

Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supplies disrupted

Jun. 26, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Wednesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East. Moon and the Saudi prince also called for...

Judge allows Democrats' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Jun. 25, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who...