International incidents

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 20, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. "Our officials are in pretty much constant contact," Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters after...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in answers a reporter's question after returning from North Korea at a press center for the inter-Korean summit in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 20, 2018 - 11:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 8 p.m. A South Korean pop singer has belted out a beloved Korean folk song in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, a Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia. An Il-20 aircraft was shot down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, as the Syrian military fired on Israeli fighter jets attacking targets in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)
September 18, 2018 - 6:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a reporter's question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 11:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing concern about a Russian plane that was shot down over Syria. Trump, appearing at a White House news...
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FILE- In this July, 5, 2018, file photo, a ship to shore crane prepares to load a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. China said Tuesday, Sept. 18, that it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in their trade battle appears certain. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
September 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): 1:58 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's prepared to impose a 25 percent tax on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. He tells reporters at the White House that the new tariffs would be a response to Beijing's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a military graduation ceremony on Victory Day, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's arrests of US evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson and other Western citizens have thrust its troubled judicial system to the forefront of ties with allies, reinforcing suspicions that the Turkish government is using detainees as diplomatic leverage. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank on Thursday raised its key interest rate sharply, from 17.75 percent to 24 percent, to contain inflation and stem the currency crisis that has been destabilizing the country this summer. The bank's move is long overdue, many independent economists say,...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018 photo, people walk past a mural displaying world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 13, 2018 - 5:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Washington has invited Beijing to hold new talks on their escalating tariff dispute, the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday, ahead of a decision by President Donald Trump on whether to raise duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The announcement followed reports by American...
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September 12, 2018 - 10:28 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to another airport to the south, government and airport officials said Wednesday, less than a week after the U.N. brokered a cease-fire between...
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September 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired across the border by Yemen's Houthi rebels but the shrapnel wounded 26 civilians, the kingdom's official news agency reported. The rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile into southern Najran province late Wednesday, where it was...
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An investor checks stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Asian markets are mixed on fears that the U.S. would soon impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, as public consultations draw to a close. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 06, 2018 - 5:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): 4:30 a.m. China's government says it is ready to retaliate if the U.S. ahead with a tariff hike on Chinese goods and expressed confidence it can maintain "steady and healthy" economic growth. A Commerce Ministry spokesman...
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