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Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

Nov. 21, 2018 9:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump, who made clear in an exclamation-filled statement Tuesday that he...

The Latest: Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

Nov. 21, 2018 8:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is thanking Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of journalist Jamal...

Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalist

Nov. 19, 2018 3:07 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing. The annual policy...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 16, 2018 2:56 AM EST

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdicate next year. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, dancers in traditional dress waited for...

Prince Charles turns 70 with party, new family photos

Nov. 14, 2018 8:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen Elizabeth...

Heir's big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

Nov. 13, 2018 8:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday and is still heir to the throne — a role he has served since he was a young child. He's not lacking in things to do and shows few signs of slowing down — he is wealthy, extremely active in matters of great importance to him, and preparing to...

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

Nov. 11, 2018 8:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they...

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging 'old demons'

Nov. 11, 2018 11:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines. As Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and...

A Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad

Nov. 7, 2018 1:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's Russian business ties, Jared Kushner's relationship with the Saudi crown prince, Ivanka Trump's Chinese trademarks — all could come under new scrutiny by the Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. While Trump retains broad power over...

Elaborate preparations in UK to mark Armistice Day centenary

Nov. 7, 2018 11:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elaborate preparations are underway in Britain ahead of ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Armistice Day will be commemorated Sunday in Britain with a solemn ceremony at the Cenotaph in London that will be attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other senior...