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Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

Dec. 10, 2018 1:24 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus. The transaction was sealed in anonymity. "You don't know me, I don't...

Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi's killers vexes Turkey

Dec. 10, 2018 11:05 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Journalist Turkey wants to extradite seeks asylum in Romania

Dec. 6, 2018 7:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist accused by Turkey of terrorism said Thursday he has applied for political asylum in Romania after Turkey sought his extradition. Turkish authorities accuse Kamil Demirkaya of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a...

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey's request

Dec. 5, 2018 2:16 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil...

Turkish president praises Venezuela's leader in 1st visit

Dec. 3, 2018 6:59 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heaped praise on Venezuela's embattled socialist leader Monday as political and economic ties between the two countries blossom. Erdogan took the stage with President Nicolas Maduro in the first visit by a Turkish leader to Venezuela. He...

The Latest: Trump considering 2-week US funding extension

Dec. 1, 2018 10:46 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says his next meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely to happen in January or February. The president tells reporters that there are three sites under...

G-20 agrees on trade, migration, US goes own way on climate

Dec. 1, 2018 6:07 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint statement...

The Latest: Trump arrives in Argentina for G-20 gathering

Nov. 29, 2018 8:24 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the G-20 summit (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Argentina for a gathering of the Group of 20 nations. Trump landed Thursday evening. He injected fresh drama into the meeting on his trip south when he...

The Latest: UN chief urges calm in Russia-Ukraine dispute

Nov. 29, 2018 5:15 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:10 a.m. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he hopes the international community can help calm tensions between Russia and Ukraine over a ship standoff near Crimea. Guterres urged Russia on Thursday...

Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships in dispute with Russia

Nov. 29, 2018 1:46 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen tensions between the two countries following a weekend confrontation in the waters off the Crimean Peninsula. U.S....