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EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Oct. 15, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers failed on Tuesday to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France. "It was not a moment of glory for Europe," Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told reporters in Luxembourg...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

Incoming top EU diplomat commits to save Iran nuclear deal

Oct. 7, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Spaniard set to become the European Union's point-man in Iran says the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved. During a parliamentary confirmation hearing to become the next EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said Monday that "we have to keep this agreement alive in order...

EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses

Sep. 27, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday slapped sanctions on seven members of Venezuela's security and intelligence services on suspicion that they are involved in torture and other abuses, as the U.N's top rights body set up a fact-finding missions to look into human rights violations in the country....

The Latest: Zimbabwe's president calls for end to sanctions

Sep. 25, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...

Israel, US urge EU to take action against boycott movement

Sep. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli and U.S. officials warned Wednesday of a rise in attacks on Jews in western Europe and urged European Union leaders to stop funding organizations that support an international boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister of strategic...

UN envoy: Constitutional committee is first step to peace

Sep. 24, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday the agreement to establish a committee to draft a new constitution for the conflict-wracked country is an important first step and "a door opener" to eventual U.N.-supervised elections and a new future. But Geir Pedersen said before that can...

US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for Guaidó

Sep. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress stood by Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, saying he will be the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until Nicolás Maduro's grip on power has been broken. The socialist government hours later released the No. 2 leader of congress, Edgar...

EU to send observer team to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early election

Sep. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says the bloc is sending a 61-member team of observers to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early general election to show that Pristina "remains a political priority." Policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that this vote "comes at an important juncture...