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Ukraine, Russia hope for progress after peace talks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:16 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Both Ukraine and Russia are hailing the outcome of peace talks in Paris even though they failed to solve the core issues blocking the resolution of the five-year separatist conflict in Ukraine's east. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for...

Angry residents attack Lebanese municipality headquarters

Dec. 10, 2019 7:50 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Angry residents attacked the municipality headquarters in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, smashing windows and setting a room on fire, an outburst of violence that came after a house collapsed overnight in the area, killing two siblings. A large military force was sent to...

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Dec. 10, 2019 7:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking...

Peace laureate watches UN court hear Rohingya genocide case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The justice minister of Gambia appealed to the U.N.’s top court Tuesday to recognize that genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya minority took place and to ensure it does not continue, while Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepared to defend the actions of her country's...

Separatists in eastern Ukraine ready for prisoner exchange

Dec. 10, 2019 6:58 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatists in eastern Ukraine say they are ready to swap prisoners with Kyiv in an exchange announced by the Russian and Ukrainian presidents after peace talks in Paris on Monday. At the first meeting between new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir...

European court rules for philanthropist jailed in Turkey

Dec. 10, 2019 5:53 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey must immediately release a jailed philanthropist who has been held for more than two years for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday. Businessman Osman Kavala, 62, was arrested in November 2017 and accused of...

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

Dec. 10, 2019 4:54 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces weakened Islamic militant groups there with the capture and killing of their leaders, his spokesman said Tuesday. Duterte placed the Mindanao region...

Atlanta newspaper criticizes film's take on late reporter

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-Journal Constitution and its parent corporation aren't happy with how one of their late reporters is portrayed in the upcoming film “Richard Jewell,” which shows Kathy Scruggs using sex to get information from sources. A Los Angeles-based law firm sent a letter...

AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

Dec. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance. But on Monday, 16 national...

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

Dec. 9, 2019 7:44 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held...