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UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women" and upholds human rights. ...

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” The...

Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry neighbors

Sep. 13, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has observed military exercises being conducted in coordination with Belarus that have raised concerns in bordering countries. Putin on Monday attended exercises at a training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 450...

Private expedition to dive into wreck of M/S Estonia ferry

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A privately-funded expedition, commissioned by relatives of the victims of the M/S Estonia ferry that sank into the Baltic Sea nearly 27 years ago, will dive into the vessel’s wreckage this month. It's the latest attempt to gain more insight into one...

Estonia lawmakers elect museum chief as president on 2nd try

Aug. 31, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s parliament elected the chief of a major national museum as the Baltic country’s new president Tuesday in a second round of voting after lawmakers rejected the appointment a day earlier. Estonian National Museum director Alar Karis...

Estonia's Parliament fails to elect president in first round

Aug. 30, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s Parliament on Monday failed to elect a new president to the Baltic country after lawmakers rejected the only candidate in the first round of voting. Alar Karis, director of the Estonian National Museum, received support from 63...

Museum chief is only candidate for Estonia's presidency

Aug. 28, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia is gearing up for an unusual presidential election in parliament. There will be only one candidate in Monday's vote, a situation unprecedented since the Baltic nation regained its independence 30 years ago. President Kersti Kaljulaid's five-year...

Anett Kontaveit, Irina-Camelia Begu reach Cleveland final

Aug. 27, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania advanced to the championship match in the inaugural Tennis in the Land. Kontaveit beat seventh-seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain 6-4, 6-4, and Begu topped sixth-seeded Magda...

Katerina Siniakova advances to Cleveland quarterfinals

Aug. 25, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic doubles champion Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic cruised into the quarterfinals at Tennis in the Land with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Nagi Hanatani of Japan on Wednesday. The 53rd-ranked Siniakova only surrendered four points in her six...

Poland plans fence on Belarus border, offers aid to migrants

Aug. 23, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland plans to build a fence along its border with Belarus and deploy more soldiers there to stop migrants seeking to enter the European Union nation. The government on Monday also offered to send humanitarian aid to a migrant group stuck at the...