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EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West ...

A look at the candidates in Iran's presidential election

Iranians will vote Friday on who should be the country's next president amid tensions with the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. While the race is wide open due...

Former Japanese PM praises vaccine donation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said Thursday (June 17) that his country’s recent donation of 1.24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses “to that country&rd...

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on Friday for a new president and diplomats press on with efforts...

Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. They ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such “...

Sunshine, fatalism and 2 world views from 2 world leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking near the steamy banks of a shimmering lake in Switzerland, one president nonchalantly removed his jacket and spoke confidently about standing up to an adversary. The other h...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2021. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, Wednesday in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a memb...

Far apart at first summit, Biden and Putin agree to steps on cybersecurity, arms control 

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Wednesday to begin cybersecurity and arms control talks at a summit that highlighted their discord on those issues, human rights...

AP PHOTOS: Biden wraps up 1st overseas trip of presidency

Joe Biden wrapped up the first overseas trip of his presidency Wednesday after rallying allies and facing off with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The eight-day, three-country swin...

The Latest: Biden and Putin depart Geneva after summit

GENEVA — Geneva can breathe a sigh of relief after hosting a U.S.-Russia summit. President Joe Biden is aboard Air Force One and is on his way back to Washington after Wednesday’s me...

Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his T...

After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to 'collusion'

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China does not tolerate foreign forces intervening in Taiwan issues and has to make strong responses to such acts of “collusion”, the government said on Wednesday...

EU urges members to stay united as ties worsen with Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s testy relations with Russia are likely to get worse and the bloc’s 27 member countries must ensure that Moscow does not divide them, the EU’s top diplomat warned W...

Iran field narrows as candidates quit on campaign's last day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidential contest headed toward a showdown between the country's hard-line judiciary chief and moderate former Central Bank chief on Wednesday, as two candidates dropped ...