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Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

Nov. 17, 2018 10:57 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran, which has had major influence over Iraq since the 2003...

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nov. 17, 2018 2:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a...

North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

Nov. 16, 2018 9:05 PM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyper-inflation — despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance? In a nutshell, North Korea buys...

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a...

Former Trump campaign aide asks judge to delay sentence

Nov. 16, 2018 4:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is asking a federal judge to stay his two-week sentence until an appeals court rules in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

Nov. 16, 2018 3:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea on Friday deported an American citizen it says it detained for illegal entry, a U.S. official said, an apparent concession that came even as the reclusive nation announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring...

North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic

Nov. 16, 2018 3:44 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar with the...

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

Nov. 16, 2018 12:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea. It didn't appear to be a test of a nuclear device...

The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

Nov. 15, 2018 4:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Washington Post says neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is doing enough to get to the bottom of what...

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

Nov. 14, 2018 3:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries — but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab...