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Trump says he backs Japan's efforts to talk with Iran

May. 27, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese prime minister's interest in using his country's good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the U.S. and its nemesis in the Middle East. Trump, who has said he's open to having a dialogue with Iran, has sought to...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 26, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "defective human product" after he called the North's recent tests of short-range missile a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unnamed North Korean foreign...

Sumo diplomacy: Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

May. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister...

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser

May. 26, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that is directly...

UN says Afghan captives held by Taliban subjected to abuse

May. 26, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, the U.N. said Sunday — a statement that comes as the U.S. is trying to find a negotiated solution to the country's protracted war. The U.N. Assistance...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

UN court: Russia must free 3 detained Ukraine ships, sailors

May. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters following a hearing earlier...

UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors

May. 25, 2019 6:58 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

May. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. Washington's position on the North's denuclearization is consistent...

Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

May. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire. Guterres called the late Private Chancy Chitete...