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Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Aug. 16, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response,...

UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

Aug. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Security Council for an immediate end to all forms of violence there and unimpeded humanitarian access...

Reports: Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11

Aug. 16, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey carried out an airstrike in northern Syria on Tuesday near its border killing at least 11 people, including Syrian government soldiers, an opposition war monitor and a Kurdish media outlet said. The attack happened just west of the northern town of Kobani and...

Idaho leaders OK $321K in transgender-birth certificate case

Aug. 16, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers who made it more difficult for transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a U.S. court ruling banning such obstacles must pay $321,000 in legal fees to the winning side after losing in the same court. ...

UN envoy travels to strife-torn Myanmar for the first time

Aug. 16, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar traveled to the Southeast Asian nation on Monday for the first time since she was appointed to the post last October. The trip by Noeleen Heyzer followed the U.N. Security Council’s latest call for an immediate end to all...

Germany flying 6 fighters 8K miles in 24 hours to Singapore

Aug. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A group of German air force fighter jets landed in Singapore on Tuesday as part of a marathon bid to fly them some 12,800 kilometers (8,000 miles) from their home base to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours. The exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions between...

Switzerland, Uzbekistan sign deal on return of Karimova cash

Aug. 16, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan on the return of $131 million seized as part of a money-laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov. A government statement said the deal will see the...

Former UN chief Ban urges world to remember Bucha victims

Aug. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world Tuesday to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine's capital and eventually retreated from the area surrounding Kyiv. Ban, a former South Korean diplomat...

Chinese navy ship docks in Sri Lanka, stokes worry in India

Aug. 16, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese navy vessel arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India. The Yuan Wang 5 sailed into the Hambantota port and was welcomed by Sri...

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...