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Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Sep. 22, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran's Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman...

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...

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N....

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

Sep. 22, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And...

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

Sep. 22, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino was on hand to greet the People's Liberation Army Navy's ship, the...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

Turkmenistan surprised by Tajikistan's rollback on railroad

Sep. 22, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A railroad project in Central Asia is apparently up in the air, with Turkmenistan saying that a Tajik envoy's statement apparently backtracking on the project is incomprehensible. Tajik Ambassador to Uzbekistan Imom Sodiq Ashourboyzoda said this week that his country has...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible,...