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The Latest: Yovanovitch rejects Trump’s 2016 Ukraine theory

Nov. 15, 2019 1:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch is rejecting the notion that Ukraine tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, as President Donald Trump has proposed. Trump has...

Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail Friday in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened upon learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in a July phone call with Ukraine’s president. In that...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings

Nov. 15, 2019 1:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story. Marie Yovanovitch, under questioning from the Democrats, said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled...

UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020. The French-drafted resolution adopted Friday...

Partisan vote in House for Export-Import Bank measure

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House split along party lines Friday to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. Just 13 Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the measure, a tally that...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales could face charges

Nov. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is still president despite resigning after massive protests. Interim President Jeanine Áñez escalated...

UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargo

Nov. 15, 2019 12:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab extremists — and it also imposed a new ban on ingredients for explosive devices the group is increasingly using. Friday’s vote on the...

US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong

Nov. 15, 2019 12:07 PM EST

ERBIL, Iraq (AP) — A senior U.S. coalition commander said Friday the partnership with Syrian Kurdish forces remains strong and focused on fighting the Islamic State group, despite an expanding Turkish incursion into areas under Kurdish control. The U.S.-Syrian Kurdish relationship, which dates back to...

Markets Right Now: Trade hopes send stocks toward records

Nov. 15, 2019 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are heading for more record highs on Wall Street after U.S. officials said they were making progress in the latest push for a trade agreement with China. Technology stocks were the biggest winners Friday....