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Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

Sep. 22, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible,...

Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China aimed at defusing tensions over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades. Beijing's long-held insistence that it must approve the appointments...

The Latest: Syria condemns 'terrorist' attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 4 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned the "terrorist" attack on a military parade in Iran's southwest that killed 24 people and wounded dozens. In a statement quoting a Foreign Ministry official, the Syrian...

India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan

Sep. 22, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Friday that...

Iran's foreign minister warns regional powers, 'US masters' that Iran will respond 'swiftly and decisively' to attack

Sep. 22, 2018 4:18 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister warns regional powers, 'US masters' that Iran will respond 'swiftly and decisively' to attack.

Iran's foreign minister on Twitter says gunmen who attacked military parade were armed, recruited by 'a foreign regime'

Sep. 22, 2018 4:16 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Twitter says gunmen who attacked military parade were armed, recruited by 'a foreign regime'

UN council support tough action for peacekeeping failures

Sep. 21, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday to support tougher U.N. action against peacekeepers who fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said after the adoption of the...

Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican Republic

Sep. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — China's foreign minister inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic relations. Wang Yi is the first high-level Chinese official to visit the Dominican Republic since it opened...

Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

Sep. 21, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before midterm...