German foreign minister flies to Libya to push peace effort

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister was flying to Libya on Thursday to meet one of the country's rival leaders, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, in a bid to push forward troubled efforts to secure a cease-fi...

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US calls for smaller UN force in Mali, Russia says no change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called Wednesday for a reduction in the more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping force in Mali and a new focus on protecting civilians because parties to a 2015 pea...

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Wednes...

South Africa to strip refugees' status for any political act

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa can now strip refugees of their asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries, according to a new law that critics call illega...

Libya’s rival leaders leave Moscow, no peace deal signed

MOSCOW (AP) — Libya’s rival leaders have left Moscow without reaching agreement on a cease-fire deal proposed by Russia and Turkey in an effort to bring an end to the country's long-running civil war....

Impeachment? Iran? Early state voters more swayed by basics

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump has an impeachment trial looming, and rising tensions with Iran have captured headlines. But standing in the back of a New Hampshire brewery with three ...

Frustration with lack of diversity grows at Romance Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annua...

Analysis: Trump changes terms of 2020 race with Iran turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — The election was always going to be about Donald Trump. But over the span of a few days, the yearslong focus on the Republican president's performance on the economy...

HarperCollins snubs Romance Writers of America's conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Two HarperCollins imprints that focus on romance novels have decided not to sponsor or participate in the Romance Writers of America's national conference this year, the latest blow to...

Kenyan lawyer says he is blocked from returning home

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan lawyer says he was removed from an Air France flight as he tried to return home months after being deported to Canada, despite court orders saying he is a Kenyan citizen...

Shadow group provides Sanders super PAC support he scorns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders says he doesn’t want a super PAC. Instead, he has Our Revolution, a nonprofit political organization he founded that functions much the same as one. ...

US confirms Iran missiles targeting Iraq sites

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 3:45 a.m. The Pentagon is confirming that Iran ...

Trump sending aid mission to Bolivia ahead of election

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is sending an assessment team to Bolivia this week to discuss possible resumption of foreign aid to the Andean nation following the ouster of leftist leader Evo M...

Berhalter optimistic US will train in Qatar before World Cup

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having canceled a training camp in Qatar that was to have started this week, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that natio...