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US, allies step up pressure on Iran to return to nuke talks

Oct. 15, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its closest partners are stepping up pressure on Iran to return to stalled nuclear negotiations, warning that it will face greater international isolation, new economic penalties and possibly military action if it forges ahead with its atomic program....

US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran

Oct. 13, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Secretary of State Antony...

US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia

Oct. 13, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware...

French envoy to Australia: Deceitful sub deal raises risks

Oct. 09, 2021 02:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s ambassador to Australia says Australian officials lied to his face and raised the risk of confrontation in Asia by crafting a secret submarine deal with the United States and Britain that undermined trust in democratic alliances. France is...

French envoy to Australia: Deceitful sub deal raises risks

Oct. 08, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s ambassador to Australia says Australian officials lied to his face and raised the risk of confrontation in Asia by crafting a secret submarine deal with the U.S. and Britain that undermined trust in democratic alliances. France is determined to...

US-China challenge: Easing tensions despite differences

Oct. 07, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a relationship as fraught as America’s and China’s, just an agreement that talks were productive was a sign of progress. Nine months into Joe Biden's presidency, the two sides finally appear to be trying to ease tensions that date from the Trump...

Biden, China's Xi expected to meet virtually by year's end

Oct. 06, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to the White House. The agreement in principle for the talks was disclosed after White...

Saudi Aramco closes near $2T valuation as oil prices rally

Oct. 06, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco closed on Wednesday just shy of a $2 trillion valuation the kingdom's crown prince has long sought, buoyed by high oil prices and increased demand for energy as economies recover from last year's pandemic lockdowns. ...

Biden dispatches Sullivan to meet China diplomat in Zurich

Oct. 05, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is dispatching White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan for talks with senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi in Switzerland as the two countries find themselves at odds on a variety of issues, including Taiwan and trade. ...

US, France edge closer to rapprochement after AUKUS spat

Oct. 05, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and the United States edged closer Tuesday toward rapprochement after the Biden administration’s exclusion of Washington’s oldest ally from a new Indo-Pacific security initiative ignited French anger. French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S....