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EU to send observer team to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early election

Sep. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says the bloc is sending a 61-member team of observers to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early general election to show that Pristina "remains a political priority." Policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that this vote "comes at an important juncture...

Europeans say mounting Iran tensions show need for dialogue

Sep. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — European countries backing the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran say rising tensions underline "the need for diplomatic efforts toward de-escalation and resumption of dialogue." A joint statement Friday from Germany, France, Britain and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini...

HK leader says bill withdrawal own decision, not Beijing's

Sep. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government's own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing's directive. Lam told a news conference that...

Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal offering a $15-billion line of credit to compensate Iran for not being able to sell its crude oil abroad because of...

The Latest: Report says Iran will halt commitments to R&D

Sep. 5, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the Persian Gulf crisis (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that Iran will halt its commitments on research and development as a third step to move away from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. IRNA said the...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal

Aug. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog reported Friday that Iran remains in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and that its stockpile of low-enriched uranium is increasing. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and seen by The Associated Press,...

EU insists Iran nuclear deal must be part of any future pact

Aug. 29, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Thursday that the existing nuclear deal between Iran and world powers must not be sacrificed as part of any U.S. moves to forge a new security agreement with Tehran amid attempts to set up a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian...

Mozambique peace accord signed, paves way for elections

Aug. 6, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall. In signing the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement, President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader...

The Latest: UN's Guterres recalls IAEA head for 'equanimity'

Jul. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The secretary-general of the United Nations and the president of the U.N. General Assembly have joined other international leaders in praising the late director...

Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies

Jul. 22, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide...