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Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction

Nov. 26, 2022 15:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks...

UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

Nov. 25, 2022 10:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, a U.N. team of experts said Friday. The Taliban promptly rejected the allegation. The...

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

Nov. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia's oil exports in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Moscow's budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The cap is set to take effect on Dec. 5, the same day the...

Kim's sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions

Nov. 24, 2022 05:04 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked South Korea with a string of insults on Thursday for considering new unilateral sanctions against the North, calling its president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog gnawing on a bone...

Today in History: November 22, JFK is assassinated

Nov. 22, 2022 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2022. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in...

US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea tests

Nov. 21, 2022 19:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test and called for action to limit its nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China opposed any new pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang. ...

Canada sanctions ex-Haiti president and prime ministers

Nov. 20, 2022 17:43 PM EST

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Canada has expanded its economic sanctions freezing the Canadian assets of Haitian political elites to include former president Michel Martelly and former prime ministers Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Henry Céant. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly accused...

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

Nov. 18, 2022 17:21 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland. While it's unclear whether...

UN maintains Somali arms embargo over government objections

Nov. 17, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to maintain an arms embargo on Somalia over strong objections from its government, saying the al-Shabab “terrorist group” still seriously threatens peace and stability in the region and sanctions are needed to degrade...

Drone hits Israeli-linked tanker; Iran frees 2 Greek tankers

Nov. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by an Iranian bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Tehran, officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Greece said Iran freed two Greek oil tankers held by Tehran...