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No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks

Apr. 07, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mission of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted to training and advisory roles, allowing for redeployment of combat forces remaining in the country, U.S. and Iraq delegates said Wednesday, after a third round of strategic U.S.-Iraq talks. Statements...

US trade deficit jumps 4.8% to $71.1 billion in February

Apr. 07, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit grew to a record $71.1 billion in February as a decline in exports more than offset a slight dip in imports, with severe weather taking much of the blame from analysts, who were expecting a slightly lower gap. The...

Japan extends its own North Korean sanctions another 2 years

Apr. 06, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan extended its own sanctions against North Korea for another two years as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons without any progress in resolving the abductions of Japanese nationals. Japan bans all trade between the countries and prohibits...

UN takes no action on latest North Korea missile tests

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took no action after a brief meeting Tuesday on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests, the first since U.S. President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20 and a violation of U.N. sanctions. Council diplomats said all...

Stepping up Myanmar coup penalties, US suspends trade deal

Mar. 30, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday suspended a trade deal with Myanmar until a democratic government is restored in the Southeast Asian country after a Feb. 1 coup followed by a violent crackdown on protests. The military overthrew the elected government,...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

Mar. 26, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide spectrum of businesses. Human rights advocates applauded the decisions to target those companies and cut them off from...

US, Turkey remain divided over purchase of Russia's S-400s

Mar. 24, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Top U.S. and Turkish diplomats failed on Wednesday to overcome sharp differences over Turkey’s purchase of an advanced Russian air defense system, which Washington sees as a security threat. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish...

China-Europe sanctions fight shatters image of amicable ties

Mar. 23, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China looked to Europe as an amicable partner as the continent's leaders resisted being drawn into President Donald Trump’s conflicts with Beijing over trade, technology and human rights. On Monday, that image shattered when the European Union joined...

Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute

Mar. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hangover from Trump-era tariff disputes could become even more painful for American whiskey distillers unless their entanglement in a trans-Atlantic trade fight is resolved soon. Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey were left out of recent...

The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

Mar. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows. UNLV President Keith Whitfield on Friday announced the change from plans announced in February to hold...