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Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port city

Dec. 13, 2018 7:37 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in parts of the South American nation still waiting to see the benefits of peace, a rights group...

The Latest: US welcomes progress from Yemen peace talks

Dec. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The Trump administration is welcoming progress made at peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says agreements for a ceasefire in the...

Yemen's warring sides agree on truce in key port city

Dec. 13, 2018 2:34 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida, where fighting has disrupted vital aid deliveries and left the country on the brink of starvation in the 4-year-old civil war . The agreement includes a withdrawal of combatants to...

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Dec. 13, 2018 1:34 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month, but lifting them depends on whether the EU considers that Russia is respecting...

Yemen's port city of Aden shows challenge of peace

Dec. 13, 2018 12:39 PM EST

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. Now the port city of Aden shows the challenges that will likely still plague the nation following any potential peace agreement. Bursts of heavy machine gun fire still punctuates the nights...

May Day: British leader's respite won't end Brexit mess

Dec. 13, 2018 9:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is safe, for now. She has survived a no-confidence vote engineered by her own Conservative Party, and can't be challenged again for a year. But that hasn't brought Britain's Brexit battle any closer to resolution. May was in Brussels on Thursday, imploring European...

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...

The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposals

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Yemen's rebels at peace talks underway in Sweden say they accept some of the proposals from a draft agreement offered by the U.N. envoy earlier in the day. Abdul-Majid al-Hanash, a delegate from...

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Both sides in Yemen's civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in what could be the first major breakthrough in the 4-year-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and left millions more facing hunger....

Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?

Dec. 11, 2018 1:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tuesday was supposed to be the day that Britain's battle over Brexit was resolved. Parliament was supposed to approve a plan painstakingly worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc. But the road out of the EU has...