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Iran may block UN inspectors if it faces a ‘new situation’

February 3, 2020

ML--Iran-Nuclear (AP) — Iran’s president said Monday that Tehran might reconsider providing U.N. inspectors with access to Iran's nuclear facilities if the country were confronted with "a new situation,” the official IRNA news agency reported.Hassan...

The Latest: Warren assures supporters a woman can win

February 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):4:30 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has answered a question she says people are “embarrassed” to ask about her candidacy: “Can a woman...

Key questions asked during Trump’s impeachment trial

By ERIC TUCKER | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The questions from senators at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial continued by the dozens on Thursday, with lawmakers inquiring about foreign election interference, the scope of presidential power and other areas that cut to...

Trial highlights: Alexander decides, Dershowitz backtracks

By MATTHEW DALY | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — An end to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial appears closer after one influential Republican senator said he would not support a call for more witness.Earlier, one of Trump's attorneys tried to explain his controversial defense....

Note-passing and power: Moderates team up at Trump trial

By LAURIE KELLMAN | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican seatmates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski on Thursday passed a piece of paper back and forth, nodded — and then sent the note on an unusual journey across the Senate aisle, into the hands of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.Two...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some waivers in place

By DEB RIECHMANN | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it will continue — at least for now — its policy of not sanctioning foreign companies that work with Iran's civilian nuclear program. But to signal that its pressure campaign against...

AP Exclusive: Barr names new U.S. attorney in DC

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Thursday named Timothy Shea, one of his closest advisers, to be the next top prosecutor in the nation’s capital.Shea will lead the largest U.S. attorney’s office in the country, which has been historically...

EU renews efforts to resume Kosovo-Serbia talks


PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat on Thursday called on Serbia and Kosovo to resume dialogue, saying it's the only way to normalize their ties and achieve a final agreement.Talks between the Balkan neighbors broke down in November...

US hits Russian railroad with sanctions over Crimea

January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that last month opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014.The sanctions target...

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House

By AAMER MADHANI | January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment’s approach to dicey foreign policy questions.Now, as President Donald Trump's former...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic’s wider woes

By JON GAMBRELL | January 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload...

Politics weigh heavily in Trump’s Mideast peace plan

By DEB RIECHMANN | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace.President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited...