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Argentina’s President Javier Milei meets Czech leaders to wrap up his trip to Europe

Jun. 24, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Argentina’s self-described anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei wrapped up his brief trip to three European Union countries by visiting the Czech Republic on Monday. Milei met Czech leaders, including his counterpart, retired Gen. Petr Pavel and conservative...

The Latest | Netanyahu says he will only accept a partial cease-fire deal that would not end the war

Jun. 24, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will only accept a partial cease-fire deal that would not end the 8-month-long war in Gaza, casting doubt on the viability of a U.S.-backed truce proposal. Netanyahu said he was ready to make a partial deal to bring back some of...

Netanyahu says he won't agree to a deal that ends the war in Gaza, testing the latest truce proposal

Jun. 24, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The viability of a U.S.-backed proposal to wind down the 8-month-long war in Gaza has been cast into doubt after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would only be willing to agree to a “partial” cease-fire deal that would not end the war, comments that...

Colombia launches talks with rebel group led by fighters who returned to arms after 2016 peace deal

Jun. 24, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia launched peace talks with the Second Marquetalia rebel group on Monday as the administration of leftist President Gustavo Petro tries to pacify rural areas of the country that have seen rising violence despite efforts to broker ceasefires with various armed...

What is Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed group that could go to all-out war against Israel?

Jun. 24, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — After more than eight months of low-scale conflict, Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah are threatening all-out war. The United States and the international community are lobbying for calm and hopeful for a diplomatic solution. They have not been...

Experts say Gaza is at 'high risk' of famine despite increased aid to the north

Jun. 24, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — An influx of aid appears to have eased a hunger crisis in northern Gaza for now, but the entire territory remains at “high risk” of famine after Israel's offensive in Rafah caused displacement and the disruption of aid operations in the south, a draft report...

Greece claims neighboring North Macedonia broke historic name deal, warns its EU hopes may suffer

Jun. 24, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday accused neighboring North Macedonia’s new center-right government of breaking a historic deal on the country’s name, warning that this could harm its hopes of one day joining the European Union. Athens was responding a day after North...

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never...

Illinois may soon return land the US stole from a Prairie Band Potawatomi chief 175 years ago

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some 175 years after the U.S. government stole land from the chief of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation while he was away visiting relatives, Illinois may soon return it to the tribe. Nothing ever changed the 1829 treaty that Chief Shab-eh-nay signed with...

South Korea summons Russian ambassador as tensions rise with North Korea

Jun. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the country’s new defense pact with North Korea on Friday, as border tensions continued to rise with vague threats and brief, seemingly accidental incursions by North Korean troops. Earlier Friday,...