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Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump's address to UN

Sep. 25, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with...

Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by...

Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try

Sep. 24, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, and it demanded the foreign governments investigate. Embassy staff from Colombia, Chile and Mexico working in Caracas...

The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

Sep. 24, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had "some very good experiences" but...

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Sep. 24, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

AHVAZ, Iran (AP) — Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people. The dead from Saturday's attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, blamed on Arab separatists,...

Death of US diplomat in Madagascar being investigated

Sep. 24, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the death of an American diplomat in Madagascar is being investigated by U.S. and local authorities. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the foreign service officer was found dead inside the officer's residence in the capital of the Indian Ocean...

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan Rouhani's comments came as Iran's Foreign Ministry also summoned...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said...