International incidents

In this Thursday, May 31, 2018 photo, Walid al-Hattab, right, distributes free porridge during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City. Large numbers of Gaza families have been pushed deeper into poverty in recent months by Palestinian political infighting and the freezing of U.S. aid. The sharp drop in aid comes at a time when life is tougher than ever for most of the 2 million Palestinians locked into tiny, blockaded Gaza where electricity is off most hours of the day, unemployment approaches 50 percent and the Islamic militant group Hamas rules with a tight grip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
June 07, 2018 - 9:42 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Samia Hassan used to have enough money to feed her two dozen children and grandchildren. Now she spends much of her time worrying about food, scouring Gaza's vegetable markets for end-of-day discounts or walking miles for a pot of free gruel from a soup kitchen. Large...
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In this April 12, 2018, photo, a visitor watches a Chinese company displaying a Chinese-made industrial robot demonstration on processing soybean at the International soybean exhibition in Shanghai. China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader. Beijing highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat to scrap deals aimed at settling a sprawling trade dispute with Washington if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on $50 billion of Chinese technology goes ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 04, 2018 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Narrow our trade surplus with the United States? No problem, say Chinese negotiators. But change technology tactics that are China's path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader? Absolutely not. China highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat Sunday to...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 01, 2018 - 2:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions involving the United States, the European Union, Mexico and Canada (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals "are over" in a harshly worded statement responding to Canadian...
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An Indian man stands near marks on a wall caused by cross border firing, during a lull in shelling between India and Pakistan in Jora farm village, in Ranbir Singh Pura district, India, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading artillery fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, and on Wednesday the situation was calm after months of routine skirmishes that killed dozens of soldiers and civilians. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
May 30, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading fire, including artillery and small weapons, along the highly militarized frontier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back 15 years. After months of routine skirmishes that have killed...
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Israeli police officers guard a playground in a kibbutz near the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Gaza militants fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in what appeared to be the largest single barrage fired since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
May 29, 2018 - 10:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets on Tuesday bombed targets in the Gaza Strip hours after militants from the territory fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt...
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Australian Federal Police Commander Jennifer Hurst speaks as she stands near to part of a Buk missile recovered from the site of the MH17 crash, during a press conference regarding the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Bunnik, Central Netherlands, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Investigators also displayed parts of the engine casing and exhaust system of a Buk 9M38 series missile recovered from eastern Ukraine and showed photos of a unique serial number on the missile. Team members said that careful analysis of video and photos from social media traced the journey of the Russian missile convoy into Ukraine and identified the launcher system. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
May 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally...
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Men walk on a road flooded after heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra, Thursday, May 24, 2018. At least 17 people were reported missing. The powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend. (AP Photo/Abdullah Morgan)
May 24, 2018 - 11:41 am
SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing. With winds now gusting up to...
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May 23, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea's nuclear program,...
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May 23, 2018 - 9:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government pledged Wednesday to work conscientiously with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Beijing to work on resolving a sprawling trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. China welcomes imports of "high-quality and...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017 file photo, National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro appears before President Donald Trump arrives to sign executive orders regarding trade in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself about what the agreement actually said. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro repeatedly contradicted the State Department’s carefully crafted script. Behind the scenes, a dizzying scene of one-upmanship, word games and subtle subterfuge played out, magnified by lobbyists seeking to exploit divisions within the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself. It's a story of how a wonky aviation pact became a bitter, lobbyist-fueled international incident when Peter Navarro,...
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