- South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity Updated: Apr-29-16 12:04 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for two and a half years.
- Former defense secretaries push for trade pact Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.
- Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan Updated: Apr-28-16 5:06 pm
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain "under Israel's sovereignty permanently."
- UN chief urges nuclear test ban treaty ratification Updated: Apr-27-16 11:31 am
VIENNA - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so that the agreement can take effect.
- Turkish PM: new charter to stay secular; not 'authoritarian' Updated: Apr-27-16 6:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reaffirmed that Turkey's new constitution will remain secular, days after the parliament speaker sparked controversy by saying that the Muslim-majority country should have a basic charter based on religion.
- McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.
- The Latest: Governor awaiting next move in auditor case Updated: Apr-26-16 7:41 pm
TACOMA, Washington - The Latest on the federal fraud trial of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley (all times local):
- South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.
- Detroit chief, pastors denounce violence, want public's help Updated: Apr-25-16 8:54 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit pastor is proposing a peace treaty in neighborhoods after two children were fatally shot and another was injured.
- 2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh Updated: Apr-25-16 7:15 pm
NEW DELHI - Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh's capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners.
- Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
- Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions Updated: Apr-25-16 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider.
- Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights Updated: Apr-24-16 12:27 pm
SEATTLE - For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.
- Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am
BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.
- Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit Updated: Apr-23-16 7:23 am
HANNOVER, Germany - Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.
- 175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change Updated: Apr-22-16 6:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.
- Kerry: US won't block foreign business deals under nuke deal Updated: Apr-22-16 5:54 pm
NEW YORK - The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.
- The Latest: University of New Mexico pans sex assault report Updated: Apr-22-16 5:42 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on a federal investigation into the University of New Mexico's handling of sexual assault reports (all times local):
- The Latest: US says world closer to key goal on climate deal Updated: Apr-22-16 4:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Latest on the U.N. signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change (all times local):
- Clinton pivots from Obama's Asia policy with TPP opposition Updated: Apr-22-16 3:55 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton was the first standard-bearer for the Obama administration's strategic push into Asia, but her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be a major obstacle to sustaining it should she win the presidency.
- Land buy-back program extends to Yankton Sioux Tribe Updated: Apr-21-16 7:11 pm
WAGNER, South Dakota - The U.S. government has signed an agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe to extend a land buy-back program to the reservation in South Dakota.
- Paris climate agreement on track for early start Updated: Apr-21-16 12:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS - As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.
- Correction: Texas Execution-Appeal story Updated: Apr-21-16 10:25 am
HOUSTON - In a story April 15 about Texas death row inmate Ruben Ramirez Cardenas losing an appeal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mayra Laguna, whom he was convicted of killing, was abducted from her home in Edinburg. Her body was found near Edinburg, but her home was in nearby McAllen.
- Poliquin says he is opposed to Trans Pacific trade pact Updated: Apr-20-16 8:42 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin says he is opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal between 11 Pacific Rim nations and the United States.
- A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe Updated: Apr-20-16 8:31 pm
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago.