- In swing state Florida, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo's end Updated: Jul-31-15 1:04 pm
MIAMI - Drawing a sharp distinction with her main Republican rivals in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962.
- Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda Updated: Jul-31-15 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.
- Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls Updated: Jul-31-15 12:09 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.
- Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man Updated: Jul-31-15 11:41 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 10:46 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears Updated: Jul-31-15 10:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement praising their new leader as one of the late chief's most "trusted" associates.
- Polish plan to honor Portuguese-run supermarket sparks anger Updated: Jul-31-15 9:46 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular discount supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.
- Official: 2 Indians held near Libya's Sirte town, 2 safe Updated: Jul-31-15 9:35 am
NEW DELHI - Four Indian nationals were detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India's foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men.
- Hungarian minister: over 100,000 migrants so far in 2015 Updated: Jul-31-15 8:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.
- Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK Updated: Jul-31-15 8:23 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace process.
- South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 am
JOHANNESBURG - A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.
- Currency crisis has Venezuelans struggling to call abroad Updated: Jul-31-15 12:04 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans are struggling to call abroad as telephone carriers fall behind on payments to international partners amid a currency crisis that is leaving the country increasingly cut off from the rest of the world.
- Pacific trade ministers pose for group photo at Maui meeting Updated: Jul-30-15 7:25 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii - Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations meeting in Hawaii took time out from their talks for a new trade agreement to pose for a photo.
- Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 pm
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.
- Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections Updated: Jul-30-15 1:10 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.
- US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt Updated: Jul-30-15 11:44 am
CAIRO - The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package.
- For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option Updated: Jul-30-15 7:01 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.
- Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners Updated: Jul-30-15 6:56 am
YANGON, Myanmar - More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners.
- Indiana Sports Corp. to honor Condoleezza Rice's youth work Updated: Jul-30-15 3:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Sports Corp. has selected former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to receive its 2015 Pathfinder Award.
- UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference Updated: Jul-29-15 8:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.
- Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike Updated: Jul-29-15 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.
- Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal Updated: Jul-29-15 6:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
- Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago Updated: Jul-29-15 6:13 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital - an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace process.
- Argentina's foreign minister questions Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-29-15 5:23 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Jul-29-15 3:24 pm
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