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Clashes between Yemen’s rebels, government forces kill 35

Clashes between Yemen’s rebels, government forces kill 35 Fighting has flared up this week between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in the southern province of Shabwa, killing 35 from both sides By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:51 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANAA, Yemen — Flighting flared …

The AP Interview: Don’t isolate the Taliban, Pakistan urges

The AP Interview: Don’t isolate the Taliban, Pakistan urges Pakistan’s top diplomat has some ideas from his country on how to engage the new Taliban government in Afghanistan By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 6:28 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. …

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seems on the mend after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone to smooth things over By SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 8:54 PM• 5 min readShare to …

Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US

Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US U.S. officials say many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that Haitians who enter the country illegally face immediate expulsion By ELLIOT SPAGAT, MARIA VERZA and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated …

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US U.S. officials say many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that Haitians who enter the country illegally face immediate expulsion By ELLIOT SPAGAT, MARIA VERZA and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated …

Albania’s ex-top prosecutor jailed of corruption

Albania’s ex-top prosecutor jailed of corruption An Albanian appeals court has sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in jail and confiscated his property for hiding money from illegally owned properties By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — An …

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US Greek authorities say six female lawmakers from Afghanistan have arrived in Greece as part of the wider evacuation effort and are expected to travel to the United States after a short stay ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:32 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability France’s Defense Ministry has used Twitter to offer a robust defense of the country’s submarine-making capabilities and to criticize Australia’s decision to choose the United States as a partner in a major defense deal ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UK family settles damages in US diplomatic immunity case

UK family settles damages in US diplomatic immunity case A British couple who sought justice for their 19-year-old son after he died in a vehicle crash say they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 3:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Spain: Venezuelan spymaster loses court extradition dispute

Spain: Venezuelan spymaster loses court extradition dispute Spain’s Supreme Court has refused to suspend a government decision allowing a former Venezuelan spymaster to be extradited to the United States ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 2:55 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, …

UN, US, UK condemn Houthis’ execution of 9 Yemenis

UN, US, UK condemn Houthis’ execution of 9 Yemenis The United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the executions of nine Yemenis by the country’s Houthi rebels By Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 6:02 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPolice troopers stand around bags containing the …

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines France’s government spokesman says President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia By ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, …

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australia’s needs By ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 2:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Australia: France’s recall of ambassador over subs regretful

French minister decries ‘duplicity’ in U.S. submarine deal France’s foreign minister has denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal By ROD McGUIRK and ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 8:07 PM• 5 min readShare …

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal France says it is immediately recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia after Australia scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favor of nuclear subs built with U.S. technology By SYLVIE CORBET The Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change The head of the United Nations is calling for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming By FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 2:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:16 How climate …

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks Afghanistan’s new foreign minister says the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 9:02 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:16 Secretary of State testifies on withdrawal …

Lebanon’s ex-PM leaves to US despite subpoena for port blast

Lebanon’s ex-PM leaves to US despite subpoena for port blast An advisor says Lebanon’s former prime minister has left the country for the United States despite a subpoena from the judge investigating last year’s devastating explosion at Beirut port ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 8:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Children a big part of migration through perilous Darien Gap

Children a big part of migration through perilous Darien Gap Every day, at least 500 migrants from around the world sail out of the Colombian town of Necocli and across the Gulf of Uraba to start a week-long trek through the jungle into Panama By ASTRID SUÁREZ Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 7:12 PM• 4 min …

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days

The Latest: Pause in evacuee flights to US extended 7 days The Pentagon says all flights of Afghan evacuees into the United States have been halted for another seven days By The Associated Press September 13, 2021, 7:27 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghans wait in front of a …

Queen offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ on 9/11 anniversary

Queen offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ on 9/11 anniversary Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 8:27 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Shyne Likens His Political Addresses To Rap Bars

Not many who have fallen from grace and faced the full brunt of the law have a story of redemption quite as unique as former rapper Shyne. In what surely is a movie director’s dream, Shyne’s fall out of the limelight, after he found fame at Bad Boy Records, as a rapper, to his subsequent …

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’ All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and mastermind of the attack By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 8:01 PM• 7 min readShare …

Post-9/11, Europe’s weak spots make it a jihadist target

Post-9/11, Europe’s weak spots make it a jihadist target Europe has witnessed many more jihadist attacks on its soil than the United States since 9/11, and analysts say a variety of reasons account for that By BARRY HATTON Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 3:51 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:09 The threat …

UK pair wanted for death in U.S. face extradition from Spain

UK pair wanted for death in U.S. face extradition from Spain A British couple wanted by United States authorities as suspects in the death of a scuba diver in Florida a decade ago is facing extradition from Spain after their case was featured on an American television show ByThe Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 3:45 PM• …

UN: 18,000 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrikes since 2015

UN: 18,000 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrikes since 2015 A United Nations panel says at least 18,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed or wounded by airstrikes since the country’s war escalated in 2015 ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 7:04 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sept. …

Some Afghans evacuated by US seek asylum in Germany

Some Afghans evacuated by US seek asylum in Germany Officials say dozens of people evacuated from Afghanistan by the United States military have applied for asylum in Germany during their layovers at the Ramstein U.S. Air Base ByThe Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 7:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:42 4 Americans …

UK carrier commander: Japan visit underscores partnership

UK carrier commander: Japan visit underscores partnership The commander of the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth’ says the first port call in Japan by his strike group underscores Britain’s commitment to strengthening its military partnership with Japan By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 3:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UN climate chief: No country is safe from global warming

UN climate chief: No country is safe from global warming The U.N.’s top climate official is urging governments to stop their “deferral and delay” tactics and instead embrace rapid, widespread measures to curb and adapt to global warming By PETER DEJONG and FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 4:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

NATO chief urges China to join nuclear arms control talks

NATO chief urges China to join nuclear arms control talks NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging China to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the country is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads ByThe Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 3:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …