- France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.
- Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy Updated: Apr-29-15 1:25 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources.
- EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with migrants Updated: Apr-24-15 11:10 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the massive influx of migrants coming across the Mediterranean to 50 million euros ($54 million) a year.
- Southeast Asian leaders to push for South China Sea code Updated: Apr-24-15 7:16 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia's foreign minister said Friday.
- Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide Updated: Apr-23-15 9:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president said Thursday his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.
- EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm
BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.
- African, Asian leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism Updated: Apr-23-15 10:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday.
- Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks Updated: Apr-23-15 9:19 am
TOKYO - Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to smooth ties.
- Belhaven professor to address Women in the World Summit Updated: Apr-23-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Elise Turner, an associate professor of Nursing at Belhaven University in Jackson, has been invited to speak at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit 2015 in New York City.
- Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII Updated: Apr-22-15 10:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II.
- The Latest: UN rights chief wants new EU line on migration Updated: Apr-20-15 11:14 am
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- The Latest: Migrant survivor says 950 aboard capsized boat Updated: Apr-19-15 4:27 pm
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- Kerry: Still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal Updated: Apr-15-15 11:25 am
LUEBECK, Germany - Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an accord.
- Russia, Ukraine agree on withdrawal of smaller caliber arms Updated: Apr-13-15 7:14 pm
BERLIN - Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region's yearlong conflict.
- Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit Updated: Apr-12-15 9:45 am
PANAMA CITY - As usual when Latin America's leftist leaders get together with U.S. officials, there were plenty of swipes at the U.S. during the seventh Summit of the Americas.
- Obama meets Venezuela's president on sidelines of summit Updated: Apr-11-15 10:22 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama met privately with his Venezuelan counterpart Saturday amid a bitter dispute between the two nations over recent U.S. sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials.
- In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page Updated: Apr-11-15 9:29 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.
- Cubans welcome historic Castro-Obama meeting, want results Updated: Apr-11-15 7:47 pm
HAVANA - Cubans hailed Saturday's historic meeting between presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama but said they want to see ties warm faster between the Cold War foes so that the lives of ordinary people on the island can improve.
- World team beats US 103-101 at Hoop Summit Updated: Apr-11-15 7:26 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Canada's Jamal Murray had 30 points and Italy's Frederico Mussini scored the go-ahead points on three free throws with 2:04 remaining to help the World Selects beat the United States 103-101 on Saturday in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.
- Text of Obama, Castro in meeting at Summit of the Americas Updated: Apr-11-15 5:13 pm
- Latest on Americas Summit: US sees progress in Colombia Updated: Apr-11-15 3:00 pm
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- Obama, Castro speak by phone amid effort to restore ties Updated: Apr-10-15 9:14 am
- Boeing, Copa sign deal for jets during nations' summit Updated: Apr-10-15 9:02 am
PANAMA CITY - U.S.-based Boeing has concluded an agreement with Panama's Copa Airlines for a $6.6 billion purchase of 61 airline jets on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas.
- Top US, Cuba diplomats hold highest-level meeting in decades Updated: Apr-10-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Cuban diplomats have met in Panama in the highest-level meeting between the two governments in more than half a century.
- Obama turns to diplomacy at Americas summit Updated: Apr-09-15 9:52 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama sought to reassert U.S. influence in the Caribbean and the Americas with pledges of energy assistance and diplomatic fence mending Thursday, a mix of modest steps and high ambition for a region struggling with economic and political stresses.