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Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

Veterinarian pleads guilty in exotic bird export case

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to Taiwan. Federal court documents show that Alex Madriaga of Buena Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count. He was one of four...

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the risks of nuclear conflict "are higher than they have been in several decades" and said it is past time for the five nuclear powers to take steps toward disarmament. Ban told the Security Council the failure of the...

Russia: Meeting with US on arms control a starting point

Jun. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday that a meeting with a U.S. counterpart was a starting point for working out fraught arms control issues. Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Andrea Thompson met Wednesday in Prague. Russia was rattled by the U.S....

Colombia ex-rebel, wanted in US, sworn in as congressman

Jun. 11, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges was sworn into office as a congressman on Tuesday in a case that has riled detractors of the still-fragile peace accord with leftist rebels that ended decades of conflict. Seuxis Hernandez took an oath pledging to...

European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

Jun. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring "international isolation" and criticizing the United States for jeopardizing a decade of diplomatic efforts. Speaking at...

Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case

Jun. 11, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two countries as Kiev urged international arbitrators to hear a case about alleged Russian breaches of a United Nations...

Artist pays homage to murdered Colombia rights activists

Jun. 10, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The names of the dead are filling Colombia's storied Bolivar Plaza. One by one, renowned artist Doris Salcedo led volunteers Monday in creating a public art display in the nation's capital in homage to dozens of human rights leaders killed in the aftermath of Colombia's peace...

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal

Jun. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal. The officials said on Monday that Khaled al-Yamani's resignation came after other government figures blamed him for...

Putin says Russia didn't meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Jun. 6, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow has no intention of interfering in any future votes, either....