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Iran's president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

May. 26, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president has suggested the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country's nuclear program amid the unraveling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States, Iranian media reported Sunday. According to the official IRNA news agency, President...

UN says Afghan captives held by Taliban subjected to abuse

May. 26, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, the U.N. said Sunday — a statement that comes as the U.S. is trying to find a negotiated solution to the country's protracted war. The U.N. Assistance...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops

May. 26, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about prices, he tells...

The Latest: It's golf, sumo wrestling for Trump in Japan

May. 26, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says golfing with President Donald Trump provided them time to privately share their views, ostensibly on matters beyond the sport. Abe is trying to entertain the president and...

Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions

May. 26, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

MOBARA, Japan (AP) — Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together. So on Sunday, during a four-day state visit to Japan, the president jumped aboard the Marine One helicopter in Tokyo and flew south to the Mobara Country Club for a...

Trump defends Kim, downplays missile threat

May. 26, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him in comments sure to unnerve Japanese leaders. Trump also said North Korea's Kim Jong Un's...

Today in History

May. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2019. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) On this...

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

May. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

Baghdad offers to mediate with US as Iran's FM visits Iraq

May. 25, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker said Saturday that Baghdad is ready to mediate between the United States and Iran if it is asked to do so. Mohamad Halbousi's comments, carried by state TV, came shortly after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad beginning a two-day visit....