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Iran president calls 60% enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Apr. 14, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president on Wednesday called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site “an answer to your evilness,” linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Ex-US officials arriving in Taiwan amid China tensions

Apr. 14, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former U.S. senator and two ex-State Department officials will arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday at a time of tense relations with China, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said. Chris Dodd, a Democratic senator from Connecticut from 1981 to 2011, is coming...

Trump-era spike in Israeli settlement growth has only begun

Apr. 14, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree of over 9,000 homes during the Trump era pushed deeper into the occupied West Bank than ever before, according to an AP investigation. The trend puts the Biden administration in a tough bind if it follows through on pledges to...

Trump-era growth of settlement growth has only begun

Apr. 14, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree of over 9,000 homes during the Trump era pushed deeper into the occupied West Bank than ever before, according to an AP investigation. The trend puts the Biden administration in a tough bind if it follows through on pledges to...

Somalia's president OKs mandate extension, alarming US, EU

Apr. 14, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United States and others threatened sanctions and warned of further instability in one of the world’s most fragile countries. ...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Apr. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said. Biden will lay out his vision for the way...

Maine delegation says USDA must distribute logger relief

Apr. 14, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's congressional delegation wants the federal government to distribute million of dollars in coronavirus relief for the logging industry. The four-member delegation said Monday the U.S. Department of Agriculture must quickly provide $200...

Pakistan forces try to clear sit-ins by protesting Islamists

Apr. 13, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces swinging batons and firing teargas moved before dawn Wednesday to clear sit-ins by protesting Islamists in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and elsewhere after five people died in earlier clashes, officials said. The...

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Apr. 13, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision defies a May 1 deadline...