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India hosts Putin as it balances ties with Russia, US

Dec. 06, 2021 08:35 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss defense and trade relations as India attempts to balance its ties with the United States. The agenda for the annual summit includes political and defense...

Saudi crown prince heads to Oman on tour of Gulf Arab states

Dec. 06, 2021 08:04 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was heading Monday to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. ...

As Iran nuclear talks hit snags, Israel seeks harder US line

Dec. 05, 2021 13:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The long-delayed resumption of nuclear talks with Iran has gotten off to a rough start — with Iran digging in and its negotiating partners openly voicing frustration and pessimism. After five days of talks in Vienna ended last week, the United States...

Le Pen: The right takes step to build 'big European force'

Dec. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations. A statement at the end of the meeting fell short of a...

Iran nuclear talks pause, will reconvene in Vienna next week

Dec. 03, 2021 13:22 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused after five days of talks to consult with their governments and will reconvene next week, officials said Friday. The European Union official chairing the...

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

Dec. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with its top ally in the Persian Gulf amid their shared concerns about Iran. ...

Hedman has 2 goals, 1 assist as Lightning beat Blues 4-2

Dec. 02, 2021 22:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also got goals from Ondrej Palat and Anthony Cirelli, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves. Hedman,...

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Dec. 02, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law....

Blues' Binnington, Faulk enter NHL COVID-19 protocol

Dec. 02, 2021 19:32 PM EST

Justin Faulk was scratched minutes before the St. Louis Blues' game at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, and the team confirmed the defenseman had entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Faulk's absence came hours after goaltender Jordan Binnington went into...

Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy

Dec. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500 for purchases of union-made, American-made electric vehicles. Tatiana Clouthier,...