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Seoul sees US, NKorea diplomacy as contrast to Iran tensions

Jun. 27, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and North Korea feel the need to resume diplomacy and are trying to narrow their differences for new summit talks, a top South Korean official said Wednesday as he contrasted their efforts with the tensions surrounding Iran's collapsing nuclear accord. Unification...

NKorea urges South to stop mediating between North, US

Jun. 26, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. The North Korean statement was an apparent continuation of...

AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talks

Jun. 26, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's envoy on Venezuela said Wednesday that an international mediation effort between Nicolas Maduro's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force. Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign...

UN Security Council to visit Colombia in July

Jun. 26, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will be heading to Colombia in July for a firsthand look at implementation of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the country's main rebel group. Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra and Deputy British Ambassador Jonathan Allen announced...

Iran: We will exceed uranium limits unless 3 Europeans act

Jun. 26, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear accord unless Britain, France and Germany take timely, practical steps to preserve the agreement that is "now in critical condition," the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. said Wednesday. Majid Takht Ravanchi told a...

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

Jun. 26, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting...

The Latest: Bahrain FM gives interview to Israeli TV channel

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 9 p.m. Bahrain's foreign minister has given an unprecedented interview to an Israeli television channel, calling for open communication...

The Latest: Envoy says Iran could soon exceed uranium limits

Jun. 26, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Mideast and Persian Gulf amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador says the government will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal unless Britain, France and Germany take...

UN envoy meets Yemen's vice president to discuss peace

Jun. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels. Martin Griffiths says Wednesday's meeting with Yemen Vice President Ali Mohsen in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh was...

US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

Jun. 26, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. The deaths occurred a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the Afghan capital of Kabul, where he said Washington was hopeful of a peace deal before Sept. 1. At a news...