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Iran launches cruise missile from submarine during drill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:15pm

Iran says it has launched a cruise missile from a submarine for the first time during an ongoing annual military drill in the Strait of Hormuz.

UN: Last year saw highest number of Afghan civilian deaths

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:02pm

More civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year than in any of the previous nine years of the increasingly bloody conflict, according to a U.N. report released Sunday, which blamed the spike in deaths on increased suicide bombings by the Islamic State group and stepped up aerial attacks by U.S.-led coalition forces.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:41pm

A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and some 300 injured. As night fell Saturday, opposition leader Juan Guaido refrained from asking supporters to continue risking their lives trying to break through the government's border barricades. Instead, he said he would meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday.

AP PHOTOS: A night at Hanoi lake before Kim-Trump summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:13pm

As Vietnam's capital gears up for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, people take time to relax at nighttime by Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi.

Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery

Christine Armario and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:01pm

A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and some 300 injured.

Venezuela's Guaido says he will ask international community to keep 'all options' open in fight to free his country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:52pm

Venezuela's Guaido says he will ask international community to keep 'all options' open in fight to free his country.

Japan scholar and translator Donald Keene has died at 96

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:36pm

Donald Keene, a longtime Columbia University professor who was a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, died Sunday in Tokyo, the city that he had made his home. He was 96.

Hanoi summit nightmare scenario: Bad deals and little change

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't so much "fire and fury" and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even as the mercurial leaders trumpet a blockbuster nuclear success.

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:10pm

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:07pm

The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands.

Opposition leader Guaido says he will meet VP Pence in Colombia's capital as crisis in Venezuela deepens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:04pm

Opposition leader Guaido says he will meet VP Pence in Colombia's capital as crisis in Venezuela deepens .

North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:45pm

North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.

North Macedonia: Ex-minister attacked in prison to stay home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:52pm

A court in North Macedonia has ordered that a former government minister who was assaulted in a prison yard by other inmates be detained at home instead.

Venezuelans rescue emergency aid boxes from burning trucks stalled on bridge to Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:24pm

Venezuelans rescue emergency aid boxes from burning trucks stalled on bridge to Colombia.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:08pm

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia.

Protester killed in clash with Venezuelan armed forces near border with Brazil, relative tells the AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:56am

Protester killed in clash with Venezuelan armed forces near border with Brazil, relative tells the AP.

Guam declared clear of danger from powerful Pacific typhoon

Grace Garces Bordallo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:30am

Authorities have declared Guam clear of the danger of a powerful typhoon in the Pacific Ocean.

Venezuelan army major rejects President Nicolas Maduro, supports entry of aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:53am

Venezuelan army major rejects President Nicolas Maduro, supports entry of aid.

Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

Christine Armario and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:57am

A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil, leaving two people dead and some 300 injured.