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Austrian minister to travel to Iran amid nuclear tensions

February 19, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that he will travel to Tehran this weekend amid efforts by European countries to keep alive Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers.Alexander Schallenberg said after meeting his German counterpart...

Iran: Trump wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

By DAVID RISING | February 15, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American "maximum pressure" campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse.Foreign Minister...

Iran: US killing of general was a miscalculation

By DAVID RISING | February 14, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — The U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran's foreign minister said Friday.The U.S. killed Gen....

With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

By RAF CASERT | February 14, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the 27-nation bloc. But now that Britain has finally left, where does the EU revamp even start and...

Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich

By MATTHEW LEE | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as two high-level national security officials head to an annual security forum in Germany. Strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship have cast...

France seeks lead post-Brexit role in EU nuclear strategy

By THOMAS ADAMSON | February 7, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday advocated a more coordinated European Union defense strategy in which France, the bloc's only post-Brexit nuclear power, and its arsenal would occupy a central role.Macron outlined France's nuclear...

This week’s American turmoil, seen through allies’ eyes

By The Associated Press | February 6, 2020

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of the Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most contentious chapter of all — the nation’s third-ever...

US adds ‘low yield’ nuclear weapon to its submarine arsenal

By ROBERT BURNS | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal — a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile joins other, more powerful weapons aboard stealthy...

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...

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...

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...

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ELANA SCHOR | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow...