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Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic response

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of...

NATO chief rules out rushed, early exit from Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (AP) — As rising violence threatens to derail Afghan peace talks, the head of NATO said Wednesday that the military alliance will not...

Facing terror charges, ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths

PARIS (AP) — The last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, was back in court Monday in Paris to face...

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at...

Hardliner wins Turkish Cypriot leadership election

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A hardliner who won a Turkish Cypriot leadership election said Sunday he's ready to resume dormant talks aimed at ending...

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday in a leadership runoff that could decide whether they retain more control over their own...

Adviser: Trump tweet about Afghanistan withdrawal was a wish

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Friday doubled down on his assertion that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan...

Taliban to suspend assault after US pledges to halt strikes

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week —...

Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the...

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel began indirect talks on Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

Leftist, hard-liner in Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A leftist incumbent will take on a hard-line challenger in a runoff to decide who will lead Turkish Cypriots in...

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce violated

MOSCOW (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting Saturday, but immediately accused each other of derailing the deal...

Judge orders ex-Colombian president freed from house arrest

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Powerful ex-Colombia President Álvaro Uribe was ordered freed from house arrest Saturday while he is investigated for possible witness tampering,...

AP Interview: Top Afghan negotiator lauds India’s support

NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy said Saturday that India’s civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of...

The Latest: California governor tests negative for virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested negative for the coronavirus. ...

Military blindsided by Trump’s new Afghan troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military was blindsided Thursday by President Donald Trump's assertion that all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by...

AP Explains: What’s behind Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting

The mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where deadly new fighting erupted last week between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, has been in a tense limbo since...

Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meet in Berlin for talks

BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel met in Berlin on Tuesday for talks that Germany hopes will...

UN report says South Sudan has healed little since civil war

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan has made no concrete steps toward national healing more than two years after the end of a civil war...

Armenia and Azerbaijan clash as Iran works on peace plan

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia accused Azerbaijan of firing missiles into the capital of the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, while Azerbaijan said...

UN chief urges Libya cease-fire, warns its future at stake

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged world powers and others with interests in Libya’s long-running civil war to stop sending...

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of...

Envoy pushes Pakistan to press Taliban to lessen violence

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday optimistic the uneasy neighbors have turned a...

Azerbaijan and Armenia brush off suggestion of peace talks

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations over...

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ...

EU-UK spat over Brexit deal clouds key trade talks this week

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain entered a crucial week of post-Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday by rejecting the EU’s demand that it...

UN: Yemen’s warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisoners

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring sides agreed Sunday to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, marking the first phase of a...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for an international conference early next year to launch a "genuine peace process” while...

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia’s conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered...

Saudi king’s rare address to UN showcases monarch in charge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made a rare address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, using the moment...

Kosovo awards Trump with Order of Freedom for peace efforts

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's awarded U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday with one of the country's highest honors for his government's efforts on...

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan warned that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are taking...

César García, AP Colombia reporter, dies after illness at 61

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — César García, a veteran reporter for The Associated Press who ventured across Colombia to tell the story of the nation’s...

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A ‘new’ Mideast?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump...

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

CINCINNATI (AP) — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country's defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts...

Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers...

Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the...

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a...

US, Kosovo, Serbia Nobel Peace nominees for White House deal

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Swedish lawmaker said Friday that he has nominated the governments of the United States., Kosovo and Serbia for the...

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be ‘contentious’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Much anticipated negotiations between Afghanistan's warring parties are likely to be “contentious,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday, but...

Taliban say peace talks with Afghan team to start Saturday

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The long-awaited peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government's negotiating team are to begin on Saturday in the Gulf...

EU demands UK drop a planned law that breaches Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — Instead of closing in on a future trade deal, the European Union and Britain entered a bitter fight Thursday over a...

UN: COVID-19 could fuel more conflict, poverty, starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated discrimination and other human rights violations that can fuel...

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for...

Afghan officials: Kabul bomb targets VP, kills 10 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing in the Afghan capital on Wednesday targeted the convoy of the country’s first vice president, who suffered minor...

Efforts ramp up to get Taliban-Afghan peace talks started

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus

HONOLULU (AP) — When...

Saudi Arabia says flights to, from UAE can fly over kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

5 things to know about Japan’s World War II surrender

TOKYO (AP) — World...

With Kushner in UAE, Iran’s leader decries Israel-UAE ties

AL-DHAFRA AIR BASE, United...

US cables: Colombia’s ex-president suspected of militia ties

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) —...

Sudan, rebel alliance reach deal in ongoing peace efforts

JUBA, South Sudan (AP)...

First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab...

Afghan president names council for peace deal with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

Pakistan issues orders enforcing UN sanctions on Taliban

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan...

Peace envoy, ex-Sen. George Mitchell diagnosed with leukemia

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —...

Saudi Arabia cautiously welcomes UAE, Israel normalization

BERLIN (AP) — Saudi...

Officials say Israel, Sudan close to peace agreement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel...

Netanyahu says UAE deal signals end to ‘land for peace’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli...

Hunger, squalor mar South Sudan post-war unification efforts

BOR, South Sudan (AP)...

Female member of Afghan peace team survives attack by gunmen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's...

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel...

Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

Traditional Afghan council meets on release of 400 Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —...

House arrest of Colombia’s Uribe exposes post-peace tensions

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) —...

Mourners honor Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

LONDON (AP) — Mourners...

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) —...

Yemen’s separatists to give up self-rule, push peace deal

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s...

Ceasefire in war-torn eastern Ukraine to begin at midnight

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) —...

South Sudan activist flees to US, says Kiir wanted him dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A...

Israel supporter’s dramatic shift shocks establishment

JERUSALEM (AP) — An...

France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

PARIS (AP) — French...

Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can’t be trusted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence...

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's...

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow...

Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan’s Taliban

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's...

White House punts on Israel annexation; more talks planned

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

UN chief: Major UN achievement at 75 is no big power war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

Trump faces critical decision on Israel’s bid for annexation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

UN chief urges pressure to bring Yemen’s parties to talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

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