Latest International relations News

The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 2:25 a.m. New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready. Boris Johnson is due to take office as British prime minister on...

Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal

Jul. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened retribution against Guatemala over immigration after the country's high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States. Trump tweeted that Guatemala has decided against signing a "safe-third agreement" requiring...

House opposes Israel boycott in bipartisan vote

Jul. 23, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally. Democrats have been wrestling with the issue...

Pakistan PM says he'll work with US on Afghanistan accord

Jul. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of tension between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Tuesday the two are now on the same page and said he will do his best to persuade the Taliban to open negotiations with the Afghan government to resolve the war. The U.S. has been...

Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery

Jul. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says. Extensive imaging tests showed the workers had less white...

US spars with key allies at UN over Mideast peace approach

Jul. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. derided the viability of reaching "international consensus" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, further distancing itself from the two-state solution preferred by most of the world and drawing rebukes from its European allies. President Donald Trump's Mideast...

Pakistan PM says Taliban may soon release 2 hostages

Jul. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says militants may soon release two Western hostages as negotiations on a peace deal for Afghanistan make progress with his country's help. Khan, who was in the middle of a three-day U.S. visit Tuesday, has repeatedly said the men, an American and...

Gay couple sues over US refusal to recognize kid as citizen

Jul. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A same-sex couple in Georgia said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the U.S. State Department is unconstitutionally refusing to recognize their daughter's rightful American citizenship. The State Department's policy treats married same-sex couples as if their marriages do not exist and treats...

Trump says he can name 20 more Dems who are like the 'squad'

Jul. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he can name at least 20 Democrats who, in his opinion, are worse than the "squad" of four Democratic female lawmakers he's been feuding with over their sharp critiques of his administration. He promised to name those Democrats "at some point." Trump...

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

Jul. 23, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring their Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they are being unfairly blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban. The families sued late Monday in...