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Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuke deal

Jun. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday opened his first Cabinet meeting since swearing in his new coalition government last week with a condemnation of the new Iranian president. He said Iran's presidential election was a sign for world powers to “wake up”...

AP Interview: Former president says US failed in Afghanistan

Jun. 20, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both. In an interview with The Associated...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later abandoned by the Trump administration. They said that it was now up...

Russia's ambassador heads back to US after recall

Jun. 20, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ambassador is returning to the United States three months after being recalled as tensions rose between Moscow and Washington. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden agreed at their summit in Geneva last week on the return of...

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Jun. 20, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each...

Armenia votes in election triggered by war defeat

Jun. 20, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians are voting Sunday in a national election after months of tensions over last year's defeat in fighting against Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The snap parliamentary election was called by Acting Prime Minister...

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Jun. 19, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military's February seizure of power. Myanmar described the resolution, which passed...

Putin names Lavrov, Shoigu to United Russia elections list

Jun. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said his foreign minister and his defense minister will head the candidates’ list for the dominant United Russia party in September’s parliamentary election. By placing Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and...

EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

Jun. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country. Josep Borrell made his...