Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning condemnation of foreign policy to becoming a leading public advocate for the government. Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had acquired Power's "The Education of an Idealist." A release date has not yet been determined.

Trump's Cabinet picks fuel stage drama in London and NY

LONDON (AP) -- Coming soon to the West End and Broadway stage: Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Tom Price and Scott Pruitt. Four key players in President Donald Trump's new administration are central characters in a "verbatim play," boiled down from combative U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, that looks to Trump's Cabinet picks for clues to his government's direction.

The Latest: Israeli lawmaker urges French to back Macron

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A prominent Israeli opposition lawmaker is urging French voters to back centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 runoff election, calling far-right contender Marine Le Pen "dangerous.

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, told a news conference that President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West had failed, adding that "sanctions remained in place and were even intensified." Under the nuclear deal, international sanctions were lifted in exchange for Iran curbing its uranium enrichment, but separate U.S.

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile.

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in an interview Friday with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran is failing to fulfill the "spirit" of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement. As he often had during the president campaign, Trump ripped into the deal struck by Iran, the U.S. and other world powers in 2015 and said "it shouldn't have been signed.

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric is colliding with the reality of governing. Despite repeated pledges to rip up, renegotiate or otherwise alter them, the U.S.

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president would follow him to the region later this year. Anxious Southeast Asian governments are looking for America's commitment to counter China's economic and military clout.

China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) -- Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged closer cooperation Wednesday, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the U.S. is turning inward under President Donald Trump. The statements came as China and the EU held their first high-level talks since Trump took office in January.

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

BEIJING (AP) -- China defended its trade practices on Tuesday after Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during a North Korea military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang. Saturday's parade honoring North Korea's country's founder, Kim Il Sung, came amid heightened tensions over the country's nuclear ambitions. It featured a senior official, Choe Ryong Hae, warning of "all-out war" if North Korea is attacked.

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment." Kim In Ryong told a news conference that "if the U.S. dares opt for a military action," North Korea "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.

The Latest: Tillerson calls China official to discuss NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Highlights of Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): 2 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken with China's foreign policy chief about North Korea. The State Department says Tillerson called Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (yahng jee-uh-CHEHR') over the weekend from Washington to discuss reducing tensions.