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US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

Sep. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in Libya. It's the first U.S. airstrike in the North African country in over a year. U.S. Africa Command released a statement Friday saying eight militants were killed in the airstrike, launched a day...

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

Sep. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps. In a...

Libyan self-styled army says 3 fighters killed near Tripoli

Sep. 14, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says three of its forces, including two commanders, were killed in a drone attack by militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government. It says the attack took place Friday in the town of Tarhuna, around 88 kilometers (55 miles) southeast...

Some world hot spots see possible openings in Bolton firing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

In the world's hot spots from Iran to North Korea — and even among allies — some see opportunity in President Donald Trump's firing of his national security adviser, John Bolton. The hawkish Bolton repeatedly pushed Trump toward using military force and sanctions to accomplish the administration's...

The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

Sep. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn't mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn't mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand in...

Trump says he's considering 5 candidates to replace Bolton

Sep. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's looking at five individuals to become his fourth national security adviser to replace John Bolton, the hawkish diplomat who clashed with the president on global challenges, especially Iran and North Korea. "John wasn't in line with what we were...

UN envoy urges key nations to call for end to Libya conflict

Sep. 4, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to war-torn Libya said Wednesday he has launched "an intensive campaign" for an international conference to deliver a message that the offensive launched five months ago by a rebel commander must end. Ghassan Salame warned the Security Council that unless key regional...

Libya's coast guard intercepts 108 Europe-bound migrants

Sep. 3, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 108 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says the rubber boat with the African and Middle Eastern migrants, including 13 women and seven children, was stopped on Monday off the western city of Sabratha....

Today in History

Sep. 1, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2019. There are 121 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On this date: In 1715, following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of France died four days before his...

UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Aug. 27, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel "crying and shouting" that passengers...