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Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate

Aug. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government. In a letter Thursday to the speaker of the Cherokee Nation...

Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence

Aug. 14, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred widespread outrage over the film's portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the...

US says it's consulting on Asian missile deployment

Aug. 13, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington is consulting with its allies as it proceeds with plans to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a move China says it will respond to with countermeasures. Washington has said it plans to place such weapons in the Asia-Pacific following the U.S....

No deal announced as US, Taliban wrap up latest talks

Aug. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest round of talks between the Taliban and the United States ended early Monday without any sign a peace deal had been reached for Afghanistan, as both sides said they would consult with their leaderships on the next steps. A Taliban spokesman had said last week that this...

Afghan leader rejects foreign interference as talks advance

Aug. 11, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president on Sunday rejected foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to be closing in on a peace deal without the Afghan government at the table. President Ashraf Ghani spoke during the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Adha and as U.S. and Taliban...

Idaho tribe sues mining company over pollution at idle site

Aug. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area — which the company says it plans to do if it gets approval from U.S. officials to restart mining at the site. The tribe contends in the federal lawsuit filed...

Afghanistan election in doubt as US, Taliban near deal

Aug. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan faces a presidential election next month but few believe the vote will take place as the United States and the Taliban inch closer to a deal that could end the nearly 18-year war but bring uncertainty about almost everything else. Few candidates — 18 are running...

Cyprus' rival leaders ready to meet UN chief next month

Aug. 9, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of the ethnically divided east Mediterranean island of Cyprus are ready to meet with the U.N. secretary-general next month to map out possible next steps toward a resumption of formal reunification talks, officials said Friday. U.N. spokesman Aleem Siddique said in a...

Nagasaki mayor laments nuclear arms are seen as useful

Aug. 9, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Friday, as the mayor criticized nuclear states including the U.S. and Russia for challenging survivors' efforts toward a nuclear-free world. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue lamented in his peace declaration that the opinion that...

Rights group warns of new 'war' in Colombia's border zone

Aug. 8, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Illegal armed groups have forced some 40,000 people to flee their homes as they fight for control of drug trafficking routes in Colombia's Catatumbo region bordering Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The international watchdog published a 64-page report on abuses...