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Montaño to receive medals she was cheated out of at worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. Montaño said Monday on social media that she had been invited to world championships in Doha, Qatar, where...

Allyson Felix named to US 4x400 relay pool for worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Decorated U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix will be part of the 4x400 relay pool for the world championships as she rounds into elite form after giving birth. The American squad bound for the world championships in Doha, Qatar, was announced Monday by USA Track & Field. It includes...

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'

Sep. 13, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail...

Taliban want US deal, but some in bigger hurry than others

Sep. 12, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at odds with their Council of Leaders, or shura, about whether to travel to Camp David even before President Donald Trump abruptly canceled...

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

Sep. 10, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. Trump's remark to reporters at the White House suggested he...

The Latest: Trump says peace talks with Taliban are dead

Sep. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10 p.m. A potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, and President Donald Trump says that as far as he's concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead. A secret meeting had been...

Report: Over 120 Syrian churches damaged by war since 2011

Sep. 9, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war monitor associated with the opposition said Monday that over 120 Christian places of worship have been damaged or destroyed by all sides in the country's eight-year conflict. Some of the attacks were deliberate, such as the Islamic State group using bulldozers to destroy the...

AP Explains: How Trump upended US-Taliban peace talks

Sep. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has upended nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America's longest war. He has "called off" the talks and asserted that a planned secret meeting between him and Taliban leaders at Camp David, set for Sunday just days...

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

Sep. 7, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent group....

Afghan president postpones US trip to discuss Taliban deal

Sep. 6, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president has postponed a planned visit to Washington early next week where he was to discuss the U.S.-Taliban talks on ending America's longest war, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. The development emerged after the U.S. envoy negotiating with...