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Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 5:23 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements with special labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said in a statement that "foodstuffs originating...

Clinton criticizes UK government for blocking Russian report

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections. Clinton told the BBC in an interview broadcast Monday that the public needs to...

Next EU Commission chief wants to increase foreign spending

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The next European Commission president says she wants to spend almost a third more on foreign policy goals over the next half decade to better establish the EU as a global player. Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that the extra money is needed to develop a stronger strategic culture of the...

Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Nov. 12, 2019 4:02 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016 and have held captive for over three years. At a press event...

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

Nov. 12, 2019 3:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about...

Trump, Macron to meet after French president criticized NATO

Nov. 12, 2019 2:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the Dec. 3-4 NATO summit in London. Macron tweeted that he had an "excellent discussion" with Trump on Monday evening about Syria, Iran and the NATO military alliance. They evoked "lots of...

Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings

Nov. 12, 2019 1:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats and career government officials, they're little known outside professional circles, but they're about to become household names testifying in the House impeachment inquiry . The witnesses will tell House investigators — and Americans tuning into the live public hearings...

Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter

Nov. 12, 2019 12:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. The hearings and the possibility of impeachment and a trial create yet another layer of complications for senior lawmakers pressing for an agreement...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Nov. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the...

Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....