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Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Apr. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the...

The Latest: US sanctions on Venezuelan bank aimed at Maduro

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. says it's imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela. The Trump administration says the bank has been instrumental in propping up the government of Venezuela's president, Nicolas...

Libya clashes over Tripoli escalate as city's airport is hit

Apr. 8, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated on Monday as the death toll from days of fighting rose to at least 51, including both combatants and civilians, and the city's only functioning airport said it was hit by an airstrike. The self-styled Libyan...

The Latest: UN says no positive response to Libya truce plea

Apr. 8, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Libya (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The United Nations says that "unfortunately" it has received "no positive news" in response to its urgent appeal for forces backing the Libyan government and the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter...

Arab League rejects Trump's Israel policies at annual summit

Mar. 31, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Arab League rejected the U.S. recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and other Trump administration policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel at an annual summit on Sunday, showcasing unity on one of the few issues that unites the regional bloc. Arab leaders...

EU official backs key role for Kabul in talks with Taliban

Mar. 26, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat has expressed support for U.S.-led efforts to resolve Afghanistan's 17-year war but stressed that the Afghan government should have a leading role in the process. The remarks by EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reflect the bloc's...

EU eyes June to begin membership talks with North Macedonia

Mar. 19, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc aims to begin membership talks with North Macedonia in June, after the country lifted the biggest obstacle to joining by changing its name last month. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that "our joint objective is to have...

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

Mar. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia. Speaking at an outdoor concert in...

NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

Mar. 18, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which we do not and will not recognize." They also...

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

Mar. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors have pledged around $7 billion in aid for Syria and Syrian refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country, the European Union announced Thursday, as the war enters its ninth year. But it was unclear how or when the money would be made available to those in need. EU...