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The Latest: Satellite photos show damage in tankers attack

Jun. 17, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 10:30 p.m. New satellite photos have been released showing the two oil tankers apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week. The photos from Maxar Technologies...

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

Jun. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a visit to Paris on Monday that the only way to solve the conflict is the diplomatic way...

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Jun. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese...

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

Jun. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the western city of Bonn for the June 17-27 talks are focusing on resolving issues that...

Duterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

Jun. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president on Monday called the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat that was hit by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea "a little maritime accident" and urged calm amid an outcry. Twenty-two crewmen aboard the sunken boat were rescued by a Vietnamese...

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week

Jun. 17, 2019 7:08 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week.

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Jun. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights (AP) — The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement...

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

Jun. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing diplomacy in responding to suspected attacks on oil tankers near a Middle East shipping route and says American officials are reaching out to their...

The Latest: Yemen's Houthi rebels launch Saudi drone attack

Jun. 15, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 7 a.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they've launched a new drone attack against Saudi Arabia. The kingdom says it shot down one Houthi drone. The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel announced the attack...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...