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Afghan president, Chinese FM discuss dialogue with Taliban

Nov. 5, 2019 1:53 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed a planned meeting in Beijing that would include Afghan figures and Taliban representatives. That meeting — known as "intra-Afghan dialogue" —was to take place last month but has been...

Dark skies: UN meeting reveals a world in a really bad mood

Sep. 29, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a "bloodbath." Governments aren't working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations....

Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir; India PM silent

Sep. 27, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Insisting he wasn't making a threat, Pakistan's leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could "have consequences for the world." India's prime minister took the opposite approach, skipping any mention at the United Nations...

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Sep. 27, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Russia's foreign minister is calling the dispute over the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president "overblown," and is strongly denying House Speaker Nancy...

China's government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN

Sep. 27, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at U.S. economic policies and proudly pronounced itself "a country that is open and on the move." With Chinese...

Decorum prevails as nations at odds take each other on

Sep. 27, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan and India sparred over Kashmir, Russia chided the West and said its influence in world affairs was diminishing and China's top diplomat warned that unilateralism and protectionism "are posing major threats to the international order" — a veiled reference to its ongoing...

N. Korea to Trump: Make 'bold decision' to revive diplomacy

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea accused the United States on Friday of failing to follow through on summit agreements between U.S. President Donald Trump and the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, but said it is placing hope in the U.S. president's "wise option and bold decision." A statement from Foreign...

'You are failing us': Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Sep. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even...

The Latest: Biggest polluters did not make climate pledge

Sep. 23, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the Climate Action Summit taking place at the United Nations (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The 77 nations committing to carbon neutrality by 2050 do not include the biggest carbon polluters — China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan. Most of the nations...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Sep. 16, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ U.S....