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Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

Jan. 21, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. The mustachioed national security adviser developed a reputation as a bureaucratic bulldozer through more than three decades...

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

Jan. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:20 a.m. In a very unusual move, the Israeli military has issued a statement saying it is attacking Iranian military targets in Syria. It is also warning Syrian authorities not to retaliate against Israel. The army issued the...

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Jan. 20, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage. A 78-page indictment seen by The Associated Press on Sunday against Turkish national Metin Topuz, jailed since...

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing,...

Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

Jan. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A U.S. withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to "chaos" and "an Iraq on steroids," Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan. Speaking to reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara a day after meeting...

Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, killing at least 20, the country's state media and opposition activists reported. The airstrike on the IS-held village of Baghouz comes as the offensive...

Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said...

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee. HNC said Geir Pedersen and opposition officials discussed "all points that could lead to a political...

NBA's Silver backs Kanter's decision to skip London trip

Jan. 17, 2019 4:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards. Kanter said he feared he could be attacked or killed...

Dutch prosecutors: Reporter expelled by Turkey is a suspect

Jan. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after receiving information about her from prosecutors in the Netherlands involved in a terrorism investigation. A Dutch prosecutor's office spokeswoman said the reporter is a suspect in an investigation, but not for terrorism offenses....