International incidents

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, second right, talks to Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, left, Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero, second left, and Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders prior a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 10, 2018 - 11:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month. Ukraine has been seeking help from its international partners at the...
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Demonstrators walk through tear gas during clashes Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 08, 2018 - 9:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 7:45 p.m. France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 07, 2018 - 4:56 pm
Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor addresses a news conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ghafoor told a briefing of foreign journalists Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, that Pakistan's influence over the Taliban is overstated, yet he said Pakistan has repeatedly told the insurgent group to join the peace process. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:33 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's bloody 17-year-old war met Tuesday with Pakistani officials, and a Taliban official said four members from the group's political office in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar were also in the Pakistani...
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A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The Ukrainian military has been on increased readiness as part of martial law introduced in the country in the wake of the Nov. 25, 2018 incident in the Sea of Azov, in which the Russian coast guard fired upon and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels along with their crews. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 04, 2018 - 11:32 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shipping traffic has resumed to and from Ukraine's ports on the Sea of Azov following a standoff with Russia, a Ukrainian minister said Tuesday. Commercial ships were moving through the Kerch Strait linking the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr...
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Israeli military digger works on the border with Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 04, 2018 - 9:56 am
METULA, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military launched an operation Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military said the tunnels are not currently being used by militants and that its work to...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 . Shares are advancing in Asia following the meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, who agreed moderate tensions over trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 03, 2018 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world and oil prices surged Monday after the U.S. and China struck a 90-day truce in a trade dispute that has rattled investors for months. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX climbed 2.4 percent to 11,511 and France's CAC 40 was up 1.1 percent at 5,057. Britain'...
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Ukrainian Valentina Boldyreva, left, tries to speak to her sister Raisa Yakovleva, center, who stands behind barbed wire on the Russian side of the Russia-Ukraine border as a Ukrainian border guard patrols an area in Milove town, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-storey house on an overcast and snowy December afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a three-meter barbed-wire fence separating Russia from Ukraine and separating these sisters from each other. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CHERTKOVO, Russia/ MILOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-story house on an overcast and snowy Sunday afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a tall barbed-wire fence separating them. "You see my...
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President Donald Trump, center, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from the right, listen to remarks by China's President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 02, 2018 - 12:28 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of...
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