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UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...

The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposals

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Yemen's rebels at peace talks underway in Sweden say they accept some of the proposals from a draft agreement offered by the U.N. envoy earlier in the day. Abdul-Majid al-Hanash, a delegate from...

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Both sides in Yemen's civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in what could be the first major breakthrough in the 4-year-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and left millions more facing hunger....

Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?

Dec. 11, 2018 1:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tuesday was supposed to be the day that Britain's battle over Brexit was resolved. Parliament was supposed to approve a plan painstakingly worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc. But the road out of the EU has...

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Dec. 9, 2018 1:01 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war. The parties focused on the swap amid optimism...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Dec. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EST

NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men attacked during...

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

Dec. 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners....

Ex-Colombian President Belisario Betancur dies at 95

Dec. 7, 2018 5:23 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, whose bold efforts to reach a peace deal with leftist rebels in the 1980s were undone by drug-fueled bloodletting and an explosion of violence backed by state security forces, died on Friday. He was 95. Betancur's death was confirmed by...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Dec. 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in...

Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

Dec. 6, 2018 1:28 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has brought the country to the brink of famine. Hopes were high that the...