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

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

Lebanon signs contract for forensic audit of central bank

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lebanon’s incoming finance minister has signed a contract with a New-York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key demand of the international community to restore confidence in the crisis-struck country ByThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 9:07 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article … Read more

EXPLAINER: Japanese ruling party race to determine next PM

Reading Time: 10 minutes Official election campaigning started Friday for the next head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 17, 2021, 5:19 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — Official election campaigning started Friday for the next head of Japan‘s governing Liberal Democratic Party. The winner … Read more

EXPLAINER: Kim’s launches show push to boost nuke arsenal

Reading Time: 9 minutes SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s recent sword-rattling after months of relative quiet makes clear that leader Kim Jong Un is working on expanding his weapons arsenal. Nuclear-capable missiles hidden in trains that can be launched anywhere along a railway. A new cruise missile resembling the U.S. Tomahawk that can be potentially topped with atomic … Read more

Dutch foreign minister quits over Afghanistan evacuations

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Dutch foreign minister has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover By MIKE CORDER Associated Press September 16, 2021, 6:42 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands … Read more

Mexico highlights Cuban leader’s visit on Independence Day

Reading Time: 5 minutes The big highlight of Mexico’s Independence Day has been the visit by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ByThe Associated Press September 16, 2021, 5:53 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — The big highlight of Mexico’s Independence Day Thursday was the visit by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Mexican … Read more

UK’s Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election

Reading Time: 6 minutes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is finishing a major shakeup of his government By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press September 16, 2021, 5:06 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of … Read more