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Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

Apr. 22, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there's no "Plan B." Macron told Fox News in an interview Sunday he thinks the 2015 deal curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions is imperfect. But the French leader, who begins a...

Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump

Apr. 22, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump. From their first bone-squeezing handshake to Macron's recent claim that he persuaded Trump to bomb Syria, it's been an improbable...

China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech ban

Apr. 22, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival. The ban on state-owned ZTE was imposed last Monday in a case involving exports of telecoms...

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Apr. 22, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The official website of the judiciary, Mizanonline.com, said former Tehran...

Iranian foreign minister wants 'respect' from US

Apr. 21, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed "a change in attitude" before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran. "It is important... for the...

Iran's president slams morality police's tactics with women

Apr. 21, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's president has criticized the morality police's use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. Hassan Rouhani's condemnation came after such an incident in Tehran was caught on video and went viral on...

US says China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability'

Apr. 20, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four...

'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

Apr. 20, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life. His wife is stuck in war-torn Yemen after his yearslong effort to bring her to the U.S. ended last month with a few phrases on a letter from an embassy....

Correction: Israel at 70 story

Apr. 20, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story on April 18 and April 19 about Israel's 70th independence day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Israel's founding document described the country as a "light unto the nations." While the biblical phrase has been widely used by leaders, it does not appear in the...

ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution

Apr. 20, 2018 6:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, warned Friday a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens its survival and said the company is looking for a legal solution. State-owned ZTE "may enter a state of shock," which will hurt its employees and U.S. suppliers, its chairman said,...