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Mozambique peace accord signed, paves way for elections

Aug. 6, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall. In signing the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement, President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader...

The Latest: UN's Guterres recalls IAEA head for 'equanimity'

Jul. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The secretary-general of the United Nations and the president of the U.N. General Assembly have joined other international leaders in praising the late director...

Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies

Jul. 22, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide...

EU is preparing for more Venezuela sanctions

Jul. 16, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is preparing to impose more sanctions on Venezuela targeting officials who are accused of being involved in torture and other human rights violations. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement Tuesday that it is working with the U.N. to make sure that...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...

EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions

Jul. 13, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The European Union supports an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group's foreign policy chief said Saturday. Iraq is an ally of the two rival nations, which are on a collision course as the Iran nuclear deal threatens to...

Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Jul. 11, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave. Relatives...

EU, Cyprus condemn Turkey's 2nd offshore gas drilling bid

Jul. 8, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union on Monday backed Cyprus in condemning a second effort by Turkey to drill for gas in waters off its coast, calling it an "unacceptable escalation" that breaches the sovereignty of the east Mediterranean island nation. Cyprus said it will defend with all diplomatic...

Iran steps further from nuke deal, adding pressure on Europe

Jul. 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions with the U.S. Iran's move, coupled with...

UN condemns attack on migrants, calls for Libyan cease-fire

Jul. 5, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday called on Libya's warring parties to urgently de-escalate fighting and commit to a cease-fire, and it condemned a deadly attack on a detention center for migrants near the capital Tripoli. The U.N.'s most powerful body also called on the parties to...