Paris: Sub deal triggers ‘crisis’ in French-US relationship

Reading Time: 5 minutes A top French diplomat has spoken of a “crisis” in relations with the U.S. after Paris learned, just before the public announcement, that Australia was scrapping a big purchase of French conventional submarines By SYLVIE CORBET The Associated Press September 17, 2021, 7:36 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article … Read more

US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan

Reading Time: 7 minutes Washington’s peace envoy says a Qatar Airways flight has taken more Americans out of Afghanistan, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the U.S. troop pullout from the country By KATHY GANNON Associated Press September 17, 2021, 7:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

Ghana, Ivory Coast presidents in Guinea to pressure junta

Reading Time: 5 minutes A delegation of West African leaders has met with junta leaders in Guinea, a day after the regional bloc imposed sanctions on the military chiefs and their families over this month’s coup By BOUBACAR DIALLO and TOUSSAINT N’GOTTA Associated Press September 17, 2021, 6:23 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’

Reading Time: 7 minutes The head of the United Nations says cuts in greenhouse gas emissions so far pledged by governments put the world on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press September 17, 2021, 3:09 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The world is on … Read more

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’

Reading Time: 7 minutes The head of the United Nations says cuts in greenhouse gas emissions so far pledged by governments put the world on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press September 17, 2021, 2:50 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The world is on … Read more

Israeli FM to visit Bahrain in first after diplomatic accord

Reading Time: 4 minutes Israel’s foreign minister says he will visit Bahrain later this month, the first such visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf Arab country following a diplomatic agreement reached last year ByThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 2:23 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister … Read more

After wildfires, Europe’s Med leaders discuss climate crisis

Reading Time: 6 minutes Leaders and senior representatives from nine Mediterranean countries in Europe are meeting in Athens Friday for discussions focused on climate change in the wake of massive summer wildfires as well as on the crisis in Afghanistan and migration By ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press September 17, 2021, 1:25 PM • 3 min read … Read more

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

Reading Time: 5 minutes Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’ highest court By MIKE CORDER Associated Press September 17, 2021, 1:22 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Armenia is taking … Read more

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Reading Time: 13 minutes TORONTO — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” – and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center. Erin O’Toole, a military … Read more

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs to discuss migration, security

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte is traveling to Poland for talks that include the region’s security in the face of migrant pressure on the two countries’ borders with Belarus By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press September 17, 2021, 12:03 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Lithuanian Prime … Read more