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Top UN court to give preliminary ruling in dispute between Mexico, Ecuador over Quito embassy raid

May. 23, 2024 03:45 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court is ruling Thursday on an urgent request by Mexico to order Ecuador to protect Mexican diplomatic property in the aftermath of the storming of the embassy in Quito to arrest a former vice president. The April 5 raid, hours...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

ICC prosecutor's warrant requests for Israel and Hamas leaders ignite debate about court's role

May. 22, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The stunning announcement that the International Criminal Court is considering issuing an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes and crimes against humanity has ignited a fierce debate about the court's future as an independent...

Vietnam’s top security official To Lam confirmed as president

May. 22, 2024 01:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam’s top security official To Lam was confirmed Wednesday as the nation's new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say basic liberties have been systematically suppressed, and its secret service was accused of violating...

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...

UN maritime tribunal says countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution

May. 21, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A U.N. tribunal on maritime law said Tuesday that countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a victory for small island nations that are on the front lines of climate change. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found...

These photos show Palestinians' quick exodus from Rafah after Israel issued evacuation orders

May. 20, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Newly-released satellite photos reviewed by the Associated Press show a large exodus of Palestinians from the southernmost Gaza city of Rafah earlier this month ahead of a feared Israeli ground invasion there. The photos taken three days apart — first on May 5...

Violence intensifies in southwest Colombia as FARC holdout group attacks police and military

May. 20, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Violence intensified in southwestern Colombia on Monday when a bomb blast injured six people in the city of Jamundi and an attack by insurgents on a police station in the rural town of Morales left at least two officers dead, according to police. ...

What's next for a crackdown on Haitian migrants as the Dominican Republic leader enters a new term?

May. 20, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After Dominican President Luis Abinader coasted into a second term over the weekend, he promised in a nationalistic speech that “the best is yet to come.” But as one of the region's most popular leaders spoke of economic prosperity and constitutional reforms,...

Amal Clooney is one of the legal experts who recommended war crimes charges in Israel-Hamas war

May. 20, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Amal Clooney is one of the legal experts who recommended that the chief prosecutor of the world's top war crimes court seek arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and leaders of the militant Hamas group. The human rights lawyer and wife of actor George Clooney...