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South Korean leader: Seoul won't seek own nuclear deterrent

Aug. 17, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear threats, as he urged the North to return to dialogue aimed at exchanging denuclearization steps for economic...

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

Aug. 17, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly...

Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Aug. 16, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the blasts in the...

Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Aug. 16, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response,...

Trump's angry words spur warnings of real violence

Aug. 16, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man armed with an AR-15 dies in a shootout after trying to breach FBI offices in Cincinnati. A Pennsylvania man is arrested after he posts death threats against agents on social media. In cyberspace, calls for armed uprisings and civil war grow stronger. This...

Reports: Israel carried out Gaza strike that killed 5 minors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian human rights group and an Israeli newspaper reported Tuesday that an explosion in a cemetery that killed five Palestinian children during the latest flare-up in Gaza was caused by an Israeli airstrike and not an errant Palestinian rocket. ...

DHS watchdog rebuffs lawmakers on Secret Service testimony

Aug. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general has refused congressional requests for documents and staff testimony about the erasure of Secret Service communication related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, angering top Democrats who accuse him of unlawfully...

UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

Aug. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Security Council for an immediate end to all forms of violence there and unimpeded humanitarian access...

Russia warns Britain against planned spy plane overflight

Aug. 16, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry warned Britain Tuesday against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying the country's air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion. The tough statement comes amid tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow's...

Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

Aug. 16, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner said Tuesday that her client will appeal his case to Israel’s Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike against his detention. Also Tuesday, an Israeli military court extended the sentence...