International relations

Venezuela's National Assembly President and self proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido speaks to regional and municipal leaders during a meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Guaido on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolas Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government. (AP Photo/Leonardo Fernandez)
August 21, 2019 - 5:20 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government. Guaidó spoke a day after Maduro and President...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018 file photo, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir attends a press statement in Berlin, Germany. Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference in Sweden. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir says on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 planned for months to give the keynote speech for the Council of Nordic Trade Unions' annual meeting in Malmo, Sweden on Sept. 3, the day before Pence's arrival. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 21, 2019 - 4:42 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference and meetings in Sweden. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that she's...
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a joint press conference, in Berlin, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she plans to discuss with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson how Britain's exit from the European Union can be "as frictionless as possible." (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 4:04 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides. Speaking Wednesday alongside U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson before...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk along the Colonnade of the White House in Washington. Netanyahu on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, is steering clear of Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, ignoring condemnation from Jewish critics who accuse him of voicing longstanding anti-Semitic tropes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 21, 2019 - 3:12 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes...
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Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 21 2019. Delcy Rodriguez is on a working visit to Moscow. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 2:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties between the two nations. During Wednesday's meeting with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia...
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August 21, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. "strongly condemns" the prosecution of Roberto Quiñones. Pompeo said...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 21, 2019 - 1:28 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The Pentagon said it tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, which...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with military honors for a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 7 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it may be possible to remove the key hurdle standing in the way of an orderly British departure from the European Union before the Oct. 31 exit date. Merkel told...
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August 21, 2019 - 12:06 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda...
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Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk in eastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 21, 2019 - 11:39 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's...
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