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The Latest: Liz Cheney criticizes Trump for critical tweet

Nov. 15, 2019 12:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 12:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says witness intimidation is a crime. But she’s stopping just short of saying that President Donald Trump crossed that line with a tweet attacking the former...

UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargo

Nov. 15, 2019 12:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab extremists — and it also imposed a new ban on ingredients for explosive devices the group is increasingly using. Friday’s vote on the...

Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail in Trump impeachment hearings Friday of the threat she felt upon suddenly being ousted from her post and learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in his July phone call with Ukraine’s president. In...

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

Nov. 14, 2019 10:19 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort if the South continues to ignore its demands to come and clear them out. The North Korean statement...

The Latest: Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after rocket fire

Nov. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Israel says it has resumed strikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after it fired a number of rockets into Israel. The announcement by the...

Report: State Department employee wrongly removed from job

Nov. 14, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department employee working on Iranian policy was improperly removed from her post by officials who took into account her ethnic background, perceived political views and prior role in the Obama administration, according to a report Thursday from the agency’s inspector...

Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue.

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

Nov. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The...

The Latest: New evidence emerges in impeachment hearing

Nov. 13, 2019 10:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. On Day One of public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political...

Germany, France, UK, condemn North Korean missile launches

Nov. 13, 2019 6:10 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Germany, France and Britain on Wednesday strongly condemned the dozen sets of ballistic missile launches by North Korea since May and urged Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on its nuclear and missile programs. The three European...