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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief returning to press for climate deal

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is returning to this week’s high-level climate talks in Poland to press for a “positive” outcome with new initiatives and greater urgency to tackle global warming. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief returning to press for climate deal

WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on imprisoned dissidents

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight detainees it says are political prisoners held by the communist government. In an open letter to Cuba’s foreign minister released on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Cuba had refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries about the eight, who he said … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on imprisoned dissidents

CAIRO  | Yemen’s warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

CAIRO  — Delegations from Yemen’s warring sides are negotiating over expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida, a point considered major by the United Nations who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries by sea. One draft document obtained by The Associated Press shows an initial … Continue reading CAIRO  | Yemen’s warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

WASHINGTON | Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump’s UN pick

WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn’t yet know whether President Donald Trump‘s pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador. Nauert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump’s UN pick

WASHINGTON | GOP senator doesn’t know whether UN pick is up to the job

WASHINGTON— A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn’t know whether President Donald Trump‘s pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador. Nauert had little … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP senator doesn’t know whether UN pick is up to the job

WASHINGTON | In White House shake-up, Kelly’s departure now seems certain

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure now appears certain. Trump announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In White House shake-up, Kelly’s departure now seems certain

WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure now appears certain. Trump announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president’s “America first” approach to foreign policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Heather Nauert, a 48-year-old former Fox … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume