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Mali tells Danish troops to leave European special force

Jan. 26, 2022 11:09 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s junta has told Denmark to withdraw its soldiers from the country's north, saying no permission had been given for them to deploy there as part of a European counterterrorism operation, a government spokesman said Wednesday. The demand...

Croatia announces deal to buy US Bradley fighting vehicles

Jan. 26, 2022 09:47 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia has reached an agreement with the United States to buy 89 Bradley vehicles as part of cooperation with Washington and plans as a member of NATO to form an infantry brigade, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said Wednesday. Croatia's government is...

China blasts US over reports of withdrawing diplomatic staff

Jan. 26, 2022 08:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday expressed “serious concerns and dissatisfaction” with the United States over reports of an internal State Department request to allow the departure of diplomats and their families from China amid tightening anti-pandemic measures. Foreign...

Celebrations and protests mark polarizing Australia Day

Jan. 26, 2022 02:26 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians celebrated and protested the anniversary of British colonization of their country Wednesday on a day that is officially known as Australia Day but is considered by Indigenous activists Invasion Day. Argument rages over how history should...

Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

Jan. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Thailand and said the countries agreed to trade ambassadors, closing the chapter on three decades of mistrust and hostility between the nations that stemmed from a sensational jewelry...

Iran president says nuke deal possible if sanctions lifted

Jan. 25, 2022 15:10 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Tuesday an agreement with the United States over its nuclear deal with world powers is possible if sanctions on Iran are lifted, state TV reported. Raisi's comments came a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein...

President to make first UAE visit by Israeli head of state

Jan. 25, 2022 12:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's figurehead president will make the first visit to the United Arab Emirates by the country's head of state next week, his office said Tuesday. The high profile visit by President Isaac Herzog aims at further cementing the burgeoning ties between the two...

Indonesia, Singapore sign key defense, extradition treaties

Jan. 25, 2022 04:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Singapore on Tuesday signed a series of key defense and diplomatic agreements that appeared to mark a turning point in relations between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The agreement on defense cooperation — along with separate treaties on...

Iran signals willingness to engage directly with US on deal

Jan. 24, 2022 13:19 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday signaled a willingness to engage directly with the United States in ongoing discussions over the nuclear deal with world powers if it is necessary to reach a good agreement, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. In 2018, Iran's supreme leader...

Envoy: US will sanction those who undermine peace in Bosnia

Jan. 21, 2022 15:54 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States remains committed to Bosnia and will continue to impose sanctions on individuals who engage in corruption and “sow divisions” in the Balkan nation, which has never fully recovered from its brutal 1992-95 war, a top U.S. official said...