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Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'

MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan.... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story


China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China... — Updated 9/13/2019


Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level"— remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two... — Updated 9/17/2019 Full story


Netanyahu's career on the line as Israel votes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's career was on the line Tuesday as Israel held its second national election this year, with voters deciding whether to give him another term in office despite a likely... — Updated 9/17/2019


In the Amazon, indigenous debate how to save their lands

TEKOHAW, Brazil — Warriors wielding bows and arrows, elderly chieftains in face paint and nursing mothers gathered recently in a Brazilian village to debate a plan that some hope will hold at bay the loggers and other invaders... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story


'Hour of darkness' for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise

ABACO, Bahamas — Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase even... — Updated 9/7/2019 Full story


North Korea fires projectiles after offering talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched at least two unidentified projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned... — Updated 9/9/2019 Full story


UK opposition rages at Johnson after he suspends Parliament

LONDON — Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story


Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

KABUL, Afghanistan — A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story


Desperation mounts in Bahamas as shelters turn evacuees away

NASSAU, Bahamas — Desperation mounted in the Bahamas on Tuesday as hurricane survivors arriving in the capital by boat and plane were turned away from overflowing shelters. As government officials gave assurances at a news... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story


Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday, Sept. 5 to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting... — Updated 9/5/2019 Full story


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