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US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts." Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press that Lee...

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

Jan. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in talks in a minor format...

The Latest: UN says bullet hit vehicle near Yemen monitor

Jan. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The U.N. spokesman says the head of its Yemen mission charged with monitoring a cease-fire and withdrawal of rival forces from Hodeida was leaving a meeting with Yemeni government representatives when a U.N.-marked...

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

Jan. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display. The objects taken on July 31 during a daring daytime heist - the jeweled crown,...

UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port

Jan. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels. The agreement, if fully implemented,...

The Latest: Body of German skier recovered after avalanche

Jan. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Austrian police say they have recovered the body of a fourth German skier killed in an avalanche near the resort of Lech last weekend. Police in Vorarlberg province said rescue workers using search dogs and an avalanche probe...

Sweden nears end of political deadlock; Lofven may stay PM

Jan. 16, 2019 9:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden moved a step closer to forming a center-left governing coalition after a small left-wing party on Wednesday cleared the path for him to serve a second term. The move could end a four-month deadlock to form a coalition in Sweden....

UN says Yemen's warring parties refuse to meet together

Jan. 14, 2019 6:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Yemen have refused to talk face-to-face during two meetings to discuss the redeployment of forces from the key port of Hodeida, which is to be overseen by a U.N. monitoring team, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said retired Dutch...

Switzerland says 6 citizens killed in Swedish minibus crash

Jan. 13, 2019 9:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said six of its citizens were killed in a road crash of a minibus and a truck in northern Sweden early Saturday. The Foreign Ministry in Bern said Sunday that a Swiss consular official was sent to the region to help the victims' families, but gave no further details on the deaths....