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EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine peace deal failures

Jan. 13, 2022 11:23 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday prolonged economic sanctions against Russia for six months for failing to live up to its commitments to the peace agreement in Ukraine, amid concern that Moscow may be preparing to invade its former Soviet neighbor. The measures target...

This will be South Sudan's hungriest year ever, experts say

Jan. 09, 2022 03:13 AM EST

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — Nyayiar Kuol cradled her severely malnourished 1-year-old daughter as they traveled for 16 hours on a crowded barge to the nearest hospital to their home in rural South Sudan. For months she had been feeding her four children just once a day, unable to cultivate...

Billionaire's looted art still on display at Israel Museum

Jan. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the Israel Museum’s biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone. But shortly after it went on...

US imposes sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader Dodik

Jan. 05, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced sanctions Wednesday against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, accusing him of “corrupt activities” that threaten to destabilize the region and undermine a U.S.-brokered peace accord from more than 25 years ago. The Treasury...

Fighting intensifies in eastern Colombia; at least 23 killed

Jan. 03, 2022 19:37 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — At least 23 people were killed in Colombia this weekend and 20 had to flee their homes as fighting between rebel groups intensified in the eastern state of Arauca, Colombia's Defense Minister said Monday. The killings mark a setback for Colombia's...

EU hopes fresh talks, not sanctions, will avert Ukraine war

Dec. 16, 2021 19:30 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday pressed Russia to return to peace talks with Ukraine and renewed their threat to impose unprecedented sanctions on Moscow in tandem with the United States and Britain should Russian armed forces cross the border. The EU’s call...

Egypt backs federal peace deal for ethnically split Cyprus

Dec. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister on Tuesday rebuffed a Turkish push for a two-state peace deal on ethnically divided Cyprus, saying that any talks should adhere to a U.N.-backed road map reunifying the east Mediterranean island nation as a federation. Egyptian...

Scholz, Polish prime minister discuss migration, energy, EU

Dec. 12, 2021 17:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, stressed Sunday that Europe won't tolerate attempts at undermining the territorial integrity of its nations and said that diplomatic tools like the Normandy Format should be used to de-escalate tensions after Russia massed troops near...

Biden assures Ukraine's leader of US support to deter Russia

Dec. 09, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden reached out to Ukraine's leader Thursday as the United States moved to take a more direct role in diplomacy between that country and Russia, part of a broader effort to dissuade Russia from a destabilizing invasion of its western neighbor. But...

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade blame for border clashes

Dec. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Thursday traded blame for border clashes in which officials say at least one soldier was killed and two others were wounded amid simmering tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors. Armenia’s military said that two of its troops...