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Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event

Apr. 25, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was...

Armenian Americans in California demand genocide recognition

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Huge crowds of Armenian Americans marched in Los Angeles on Wednesday in an annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. The march was intended to press demands that Turkey — the successor of the Ottoman Empire — recognize the deaths...

Iran minister: Trump's aim is talks, Bolton wants conflict

Apr. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's top diplomat said Wednesday President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and key U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change at the very least" and the "disintegration of Iran." Foreign Minister Mohammad...

US eases effects of sanctions on Iran's elite guard force

Apr. 24, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that...

Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

Apr. 24, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey's Ottoman-era archives and "we have nothing to hide." Marking April 24, 1915, considered the start of the massacre of...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Apr. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Apr. 22, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October. Industry experts said Monday that the sanctions could potentially remove up to 1.2 million...

The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Iran has brushed off the Trump administration's decision to stop exempting countries from U.S. sanctions on its oil exports. In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency on Monday, the...

The Latest: UK intercepts total of 36 migrants in Channel

Apr. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. British officials have intercepted a total of 36 migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. The Coastguard and the Border Force said the migrants were stopped in three separate incidents...

US won't renew sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

Apr. 22, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the waivers when they...