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Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US

Jun. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to support President Vladimir Putin's decree to suspend Russia's obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States. The...

Today in History

Jun. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2019. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna. On this date: In 1778, American...

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...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

Veterinarian pleads guilty in exotic bird export case

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to Taiwan. Federal court documents show that Alex Madriaga of Buena Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count. He was one of four...

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the risks of nuclear conflict "are higher than they have been in several decades" and said it is past time for the five nuclear powers to take steps toward disarmament. Ban told the Security Council the failure of the...

Russia: Meeting with US on arms control a starting point

Jun. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday that a meeting with a U.S. counterpart was a starting point for working out fraught arms control issues. Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Andrea Thompson met Wednesday in Prague. Russia was rattled by the U.S....

Colombia ex-rebel, wanted in US, sworn in as congressman

Jun. 11, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges was sworn into office as a congressman on Tuesday in a case that has riled detractors of the still-fragile peace accord with leftist rebels that ended decades of conflict. Seuxis Hernandez took an oath pledging to...

European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

Jun. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring "international isolation" and criticizing the United States for jeopardizing a decade of diplomatic efforts. Speaking at...

Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case

Jun. 11, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two countries as Kiev urged international arbitrators to hear a case about alleged Russian breaches of a United Nations...