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US says China's death sentence against Canadian political

Jan. 16, 2019 3:29 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Wednesday China's death sentence on a Canadian man is "politically motivated." The statement from U.S. deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and "expressed...

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Jan. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State Mike...

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

Jan. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against...

The Latest: US criticizes Iran's attempted satellite launch

Jan. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local): 1:55 a.m. The U.S. State Department is condemning Iran's failed satellite launch as an action that defies the international community. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday that...

Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story

Jan. 15, 2019 1:24 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela's congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens. A corrected version of the story is below: Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro's rival A new player has lunged from the back-bench...

The Latest: Kurdish official rejects 'safe zone' in Syria

Jan. 15, 2019 11:54 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A senior Kurdish official has categorically rejected a "safe zone" that the Turkish president says his troops plan to set up in northern Syria. Bedran Ciya Kurd says the so-called safe zone would be...

White House names scaled-back delegation for Swiss forum

Jan. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has named the members of a scaled-back delegation that will represent the Trump administration next week at an annual economic conference in Switzerland. President Donald Trump had planned to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, but canceled his trip because of the...

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

Jan. 14, 2019 5:50 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable "every single person" responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside one...

Trump's evolving foreign policy challenges top US diplomat

Jan. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey warning of economic harm should the Turks attack U.S.-backed rebel...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 14, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2....