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Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible ...

Trump delays imposing tariffs on auto imports and parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delayed any decision to impose tariffs on car and auto-part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting ongoing talks with European nations and Japan. Trump has made it clear that any final decision on the matter ...

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European ...

Iran could rally regional proxies in case of war with the US

By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — In the event of war with the United States, Iran "will not be alone." That message was delivered by the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group to a mass rally in Beirut in February marking the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. ...

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 ...