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British High Commissioner to New Zealand Laura Clarke, left, New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker, center, and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, talk to reporters on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand. Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
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June 17, 2020 - 3:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Both Australia and New Zealand announced Wednesday they are starting free-trade talks with the United Kingdom, as each country seeks to rekindle a trading relationship that was severely tested nearly 50 years ago. The U.K. wants to quickly sign multiple trade deals...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The extradition issue is likely to be raised this week when King Abdullah II speaks to several congressional committees to voice his opposition to Israel’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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June 16, 2020 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The administration says it's weighing “...
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European Council President Charles Michel, on screen right, speaks via videoconference to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, screen left, prior to EU-UK talks via videoconference at the European Council building in Brussels on Monday, June 15, 2020. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Charles Michel held a videoconference with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to assess the state of negotiations between both sides on a future trade agreement. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
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June 15, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A video conference between the EU's top officials and British Prime minister Boris Johnson focusing on post-Brexit relations produced only a declaration of good will, with both parties acknowledging Monday that a “new momentum was required" to break the deadlock in negotiations. In...
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June 15, 2020 - 9:01 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Colombian businessman linked to the Venezuelan government who is wanted in the United States could be extradited from the Cape Verde islands even though Washington and the West African country have no bilateral extradition treaty, according to Cape Verde’s attorney general...
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Korean War veterans of South Korea salute during a ceremony to unveil an installation artwork to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. South Korea on Sunday convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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June 15, 2020 - 4:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president called on North Korea to stop raising animosities and return to talks, saying Monday the rivals must not reverse the peace deals that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached during 2018 summits. President Moon Jae-in’s efforts to defuse...
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A woman and a child wearing protective face masks and gloves to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus arrive to a stadium to get a nucleic acid test in Beijing, Sunday, June 14, 2020. China is reporting its highest daily total of coronavirus cases in two months after the capital's biggest wholesale food market was shut down following a resurgence in local infections. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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June 14, 2020 - 9:17 pm
BEIJING — China has reported 49 new confirmed coronavirus cases as the capital Beijing re-instituted measures to contain a new outbreak. Of the new cases, 36 were reported Monday in Beijing, traced to a wholesale market that supplies much of the city’s meat and vegetables. Ten of the other cases...
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June 12, 2020 - 6:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it has determined that Iran was the source for several items in two arms shipments seized by the United States and for debris left by attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations and an international airport, according to a new report. U.N. Secretary-...
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European Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic addresses a video press conference following a meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee on Brexit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 12, 2020. The British government said Friday it will delay bringing in full border checks on goods coming from the European Union to relieve pressure on businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)
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June 12, 2020 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will delay bringing in full border checks on goods coming from the European Union to relieve pressure on businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.K. once again ruled out delaying its full economic break with the bloc beyond the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Chinese then Finance Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao speaks during a press conference on Sino-US trade issues at the State Council Information Office in Beijing. Beijing will honor its trade deal with the U.S. and wants to see better ties with Washington, senior Chinese officials said Thursday, June 11, 2020. Zhu said the two countries should “waste no time” in improving relations to help better coordinate a response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 8:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will honor its trade deal with the U.S. and wants to see better ties with Washington, senior Chinese officials said Thursday. Zhu Guangyao, a former finance minister and Cabinet adviser, said the two countries should “waste no time” in improving relations to help better...
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This March 25, 2020 photo, shows the empty Sphinx complex of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. "Everything collapsed in a flash," said Sayed el-Gabri, a souvenir vendor, as he stared at the almost empty complex of Egypt's famed Giza Pyramids. It was not unexpected, but the evaporation of the stream of visitors to the ancient site was still a shock to el-Gabri and other tourism workers. He saw it coming, as the government stepped up its measures to slow the new coronavirus' spread, culminating in a ban on all international flights in and out of the country. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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June 11, 2020 - 5:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will reopen select tourist destinations to international charter flights starting July 1, the Cabinet said Thursday, allowing travelers from around the world to return to parts of the country less hard-hit by the coronavirus. The government hopes to draw tourists to popular yet...
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