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EU urge Russia, Iran, Turkey to deliver on Syria promises

Apr. 25, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is calling on Russia, Iran and Turkey to force a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gather in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country. Mogherini told reporters Wednesday that the three have a "special...

Kim, Moon seek to control optics at their historic summit

Apr. 25, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Cameras wielded by one of the most...

Pakistan bars US diplomat from travel over fatal crash

Apr. 25, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a civil court case. The U.S. military attaché, Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall, is accused of running a red light and...

Melania Trump takes her moment to sparkle in the spotlight

Apr. 25, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit and hat...

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Apr. 25, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man." The United States and...

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

Apr. 25, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first...

US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift

Apr. 25, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. For decades, even amid...

Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

Apr. 25, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the...

Nicaragua releases some student protesters to lower tensions

Apr. 24, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Authorities released some student protesters arrested during anti-government demonstrations over the past week and the Roman Catholic Church agreed Tuesday to act as a mediator as President Daniel Ortega sought to lower tensions in Nicaragua. With freshly shaved heads and some...

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Apr. 24, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women...