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City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law

May. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state's move to outlaw virtually all abortions. Mayor Randall Woodfin's office says a technology company isn't coming to Birmingham because of the law, and another company has put a hold on a...

EU extends sanctions against Assad's Syria regime for a year

May. 17, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad for a year due to its continued crackdown against civilians in the war-ravaged country. EU headquarters said Friday that the 28-nation bloc "decided to maintain its restrictive measures against...

Sri Lanka's hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists

May. 16, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. Bomb blasts can happen "anywhere, anytime," he said, adding that he was not afraid. "Sri Lanka is an amazing country. This is my...

Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

May. 8, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions are obstructing President Donald Trump's agenda on immigration, health care and...

ICC prosecutor addresses UN despite US visa ban

May. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Trump administration's revocation of International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's U.S. visa didn't hinder her from coming to the United Nations on Wednesday to address the Security Council. Bensouda did not mention the visa ban in her briefing to the council on Libya...

Travel ban forces Americans to wait years for loved ones

May. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight-year-old Mutaz cries when he sees his classmates with their mothers at teacher conferences. His 9-year-old brother, Adel, gets into trouble at school. In hourslong weekend calls with their mother, the children always have the same question: When are you coming to America? It's a...

EU extends Myanmar arms embargo, other sanctions for a year

Apr. 29, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging by a year an embargo on any arms that could be used in security crackdowns in Myanmar as well as sanctions against 14 top military and border officials. EU headquarters said Monday that based on an annual review the restrictive measures will be extended...

Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum fined in ethics case

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists, ending a lengthy investigation that hampered his campaign. The settlement was announced just as Gillum, a...

US eases effects of sanctions on Iran's elite guard force

Apr. 24, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that...

AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays

Apr. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...