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Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate

By DEB RIECHMANN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic. Asked Thursday if the U.S. was ...

White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade, the president's chief economic adviser said on Sunday. "The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized. We may know more today or even this ...

Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision

By ISABEL DEBRE Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — As host of this year's Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased acceptance on the world stage. But despite Israel's best branding ...

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President ...

Meghan, Harry release baby feet photo for US Mother’s Day

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby's feet to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day as a mom. The image posted Sunday on Instagram showed Meghan's hand cradling the feet of her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, with a ...

UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its coast

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast "were subjected to sabotage operations," just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby ...

US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

By PAUL WISEMAN and KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Trade talks between the U.S. and China broke up Friday with no agreement, hours after President Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. Trump asserted on Twitter that there was "no ...

UN: Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts

GENEVA (AP) — Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said Friday. An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged ...

US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces or interests in the region. The ...

Venezuela’s Guaidó promises to persevere despite crackdown

By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is looking to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro in the wake of last week's failed military uprising, promising to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown. In an ...