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APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found. A state...

China complains about US visa restrictions

Oct. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the actions have been taken "for some time." "This has thwarted normal...

US bars Chinese officials for crackdown on Muslim minorities

Oct. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped travel bans on Chinese officials involved in a massive crackdown against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in its west. The State Department said it would not issue visas to Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be...

Emiratis can again travel to Lebanon, after yearslong ban

Oct. 8, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says it will allow its citizens to again go to Lebanon, ending a yearslong ban on travel to the country. It says Emiratis can travel to Beirut from Tuesday. That's according to a statement late Monday night issued by the state-run WAM news agency....

Trump says Poland joining visa waiver program

Oct. 4, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has formally nominated Poland for entry into the visa waiver program. President Donald Trump made the announcement as he departed the White House on Friday. The program allows pre-approved travelers from participating countries to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days...

Syria gets its moment at UN, small island states sound alarm

Sep. 28, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Overshadowed by other concerns, the war in Syria got some attention Saturday and leaders from assorted island nations pleaded for their survival as they urged the U.N. General Assembly to take action that would help stop them from sinking into the ocean. Syria's plight remains one of...

The Latest: Yemen vows to end attempts to divide country

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9 p.m. Yemen's new foreign minister is vowing that the government will "end any attempt to tear apart our homeland." He's sharply criticizing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who control much of...

Saudi Arabia unveils new tourist visas

Sep. 28, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has announced a new tourist visa scheme, as part of efforts to open up the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom to foreign visitors and diversify its oil-reliant economy. The kingdom says allowing more foreign visitors is "a key milestone." It is seeking to...

EU slaps sanctions on 7 more in Venezuela over rights abuses

Sep. 27, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday slapped sanctions on seven members of Venezuela's security and intelligence services on suspicion that they are involved in torture and other abuses, as the U.N's top rights body set up a fact-finding missions to look into human rights violations in the country....

US hits Cuba's Raul Castro, family with travel ban

Sep. 26, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a travel ban on former Cuban President Raul Castro and his immediate family for human rights abuses. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a statement released Thursday that Castro and his four children will be hit with the ban. He says it is in...