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Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after

Sep. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government will only consider making a "legitimate" peace with insurgents after national elections are held this month, an official told reporters on Saturday, despite the atmosphere of political uncertainty following the sudden halt in U.S.-Taliban peace talks....

Trump backs a Netanyahu priority ahead of Israeli election

Sep. 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave a boost Saturday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days before he faces his fiercest political test in more than a decade. Trump publicly expressed support in a tweet for moving forward with discussions on a U.S.-Israel mutual defense treaty,...

Colombia throws 2 dissident rebels out of peace process

Sep. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two leaders of Colombia's once largest rebel group have been kicked out of the nation's transitional justice system after taking up arms again. The Special Peace Jurisdiction announced Friday that the rebels known as Jesús Santrich and El Paisa will no longer benefit from...

A new face at the reins of US diplomacy toward Latin America

Sep. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The new acting head of U.S. diplomacy toward Latin America is a seasoned envoy who once floated the idea of going into Chile unilaterally to snatch a politically powerful general who was behind the murder of a leftist politician in Washington in the 1970s. The State Department...

Ukraine fears forced concessions at talks with Russia

Sep. 13, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian president's envoy for peace talks with Russia-backed separatists expressed concern Friday that the leaders of France and Germany will push Ukraine to make unacceptable concessions to Russia. Ukraine and Russia have been locked in a bitter standoff since 2014, when Russia...

A look at the Jordan Valley Israeli PM has vowed to annex

Sep. 11, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises before...

US seeks dismissal of tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska. Tribes in Montana and South Dakota say President Donald Trump approved the pipeline without...

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

Sep. 10, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. Trump's remark to reporters at the White House suggested he...

The Latest: Trump says peace talks with Taliban are dead

Sep. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10 p.m. A potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, and President Donald Trump says that as far as he's concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead. A secret meeting had been...

Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors 'terrorists'

Sep. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A reportedly leaked Venezuelan intelligence report indicates that President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government is harboring Colombian rebels inside Venezuela, allegations that dovetail with evidence Colombian officials say they will present this month to the United Nations....