- EU says deal on Greek bailout reforms needed within days Updated: Apr-27-16 9:42 am
ATHENS, Greece - The head of the European Union is resisting Greece's demand for an emergency leaders' summit on the country's troubled bailout program, stressing that finance officials need to resume talks and agree within days on reforms needed.
- Secretary Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before Obama trip Updated: Apr-24-16 3:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman.
- 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.
- 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):
- The Latest: White House touts security agreements in Gulf Updated: Apr-21-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with top officials from six Arab nations in Saudi Arabia. (all times local):
- Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya Updated: Apr-20-16 7:39 am
PARIS - President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday.
- South Korea's president to visit Iran for 1st summit talks Updated: Apr-18-16 5:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president is to visit Iran early next month for what would be the two countries' first summit talks, her office said Monday.
- Oil meeting in Qatar collapses without freeze as Iran absent Updated: Apr-17-16 11:51 pm
DOHA, Qatar - A meeting of oil-rich countries in Qatar that had been expected to boost crude prices by freezing production fell apart Sunday as Iran stayed home and vowed to increase its output despite threats by Saudi Arabia.
- Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy Updated: Apr-16-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy.
- Islamic leaders pledge to combat terrorism, sectarianism Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm
ISTANBUL - A two-day summit bringing together leaders of the Islamic world concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul with a pledge to combat terrorism and overcome sectarian divide.
- Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am
TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.
- Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy Updated: Apr-12-16 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession.
- G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima Updated: Apr-11-16 6:53 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting Monday in the atomic-bombed Japanese city of Hiroshima, called for a renewed push for flagging nuclear disarmament efforts as they wrestled with some of the intractable global problems facing their nations.
- US beats World team 101-67 at the Nike Hoop Summit Updated: Apr-09-16 8:56 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - At times, it seemed as though Terrance Ferguson could not miss.
- UN praises China's leadership in climate change deal Updated: Apr-08-16 11:15 pm
BEIJING - The United Nations has commended China's "continued strong leadership" for backing a landmark international agreement to curb climate change.
- EU moves summit away from British referendum date Updated: Apr-08-16 10:05 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has postponed its summer summit by a week so it will not coincide with the June 23 British referendum on continued EU membership.
- Kerry's visit to Hiroshima grabbing spotlight at G-7 meeting Updated: Apr-08-16 9:21 am
TOKYO - Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago.
- Obama, leaders urge more action on nuclear security, terror Updated: Apr-01-16 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON - World leaders declared progress Friday in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.
- The Latest: Obama says US-Russia nuke reductions will go on Updated: Apr-01-16 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the global nuclear security summit that President Barack Obama is hosting in Washington (all times local):
- State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US Updated: Apr-01-16 6:09 pm
ATLANTA - The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer.
- Italian leader says Europe must look inward on terror Updated: Mar-31-16 3:42 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Europe must look inward to help deal with the threat posed by terrorism, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said Thursday during a speech at Harvard University.
- AP Explains: Why Asian diplomacy is on nuke summit sidelines Updated: Mar-31-16 8:36 am
WASHINGTON - The leaders of China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the heads of government converging on Washington for a summit on countering the nightmarish threat of nuclear terrorism. But with tensions in North Korea and the South China Sea running high, the meetings that Asian leaders have on the sidelines could attract more attention than the summit itself.