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Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

May. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten....

Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killed

May. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Seventeen people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old Nicaraguan-American dual national was shot dead, a lawyer for several inmates said Friday. Attorney Yonarqui Martínez also said three student...

Protesters arrested at Venezuelan Embassy face US charges

May. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy were formally charged by U.S. authorities and appeared Friday in federal court in Washington. A federal judge issued arrest warrants earlier this week for the four protesters — Kevin Bruce Zeese,...

Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

May. 16, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition sent envoys to talks in Norway, though the two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution. The Norwegian attempt to mediate...

Arrests at Venezuelan Embassy might signal end of standoff

May. 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy for weeks were arrested Thursday, signaling a possible resolution to the extended standoff. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early in the morning. A...

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

May. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa's failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago, officials said Thursday. Foreign Secretary Teodoro...

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

May. 15, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump...

The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal

May. 15, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7 a.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal and criticized escalating...

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

May. 15, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after months of street demonstrations and a failed opposition...

Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story

May. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a May 14 story about US-Iran tensions, The Associated Press misquoted a British general who disputed the U.S. assessment of security threats from Iran. The story quoted Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika as saying he has not detected increased threats from "any" of the militia groups in Iraq and...