International relations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May requesting a Brexit extension and they hope to have more clarity about her intentions by Thursday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 21, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to persuade European Union leaders on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to three months, with her plans to leave the bloc in chaos just eight days before Britain's scheduled departure. May will meet the 27 national other EU leaders in Brussels, a...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, left, and Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, attend the minister's ratification's ceremony at the national palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country’s central bank. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
March 21, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country's central bank. Chris...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry announced on Monday, March 18, 2019 that Xi will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:44 pm
MILAN (AP) — At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout. Italian Premier...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That’s according to new data from the General Social Survey. The survey finds a desire for more spending on many government functions, including education and assistance to the poor, as President Donald Trump’s latest budget plan proposes to cut programs that are popular with the public. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That's according to new data from the General Social Survey, a widely respected trend survey that has been measuring views of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 file photo, Krzysztof Szczerski, the foreign policy adviser of new Polish President Andrzej Duda announces that Duda will make his first trips to Tallin, Estonia and to Berlin, during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland. Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said on Wednesday March 20, 2019, in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia has not been invited to the events in September due to its aggressive actions in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
March 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2019 - 7:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement on Thursday during a joint news conference with Greek...
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March 20, 2019 - 9:35 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says tensions between his country and Turkey have eased after conciliatory comments from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office on Wednesday. A diplomatic row flared in the wake of Friday's gun massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, when...
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A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019. According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more than 100 people in Chipinge and Chimanimani and according to residents the figures could be higher because the hardest hit areas are still inaccessible. Some hundreds are dead, many more are missing, and some thousands at risk from the massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 20, 2019 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai . Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport closures slowly gained steam Wednesday and...
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An anti-Brexit supporter stands by European and British Union flags placed opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long — and possibly indefinite — delay to Brexit. Parliament has rejected the agreement twice, but May aims to try a third time this week if she can persuade enough lawmakers to change their minds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 20, 2019 - 1:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says Wednesday's developments over Britain's looming departure from the EU mean there's only one way British Prime Minister Theresa May can get a...
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