International relations

President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Bedminster N.J., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 21, 2018 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia's ambassador to the U.S.,...
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 20, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4 p.m. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says Russian President Vladimir Putin should not expect an invitation to address Congress if he visits Washington in the fall. Ryan...
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Russian Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian ambassadors to foreign countries in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. However, the White House said later that it is not considering...
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U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at South Korea's mission, Friday, July 20, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 20, 2018 - 2:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Friday that the U.N. Security Council is united on the need for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, and he urged all countries — especially Russia and China — to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to achieve that goal...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May gives her speech at the Waterfront Hall, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, July 20, 2018. Theresa May Friday used a speech in Northern Ireland to tout her latest Brexit plan as providing a “bright future” for Northern Ireland that would protect peace and safeguard jobs. (Charles McQuillan/PA via AP).
July 20, 2018 - 12:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May found little sympathy Friday from the European Union's 27 other nations in her quest for more flexibility in Brexi talks, as the time to negotiate an amicable divorce between Britain and the EU dwindles down. May's government published a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Marshall Billingslea testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on North Korea sanctions, on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday, July 20, 2018 to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran - an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with Turkish treasury and foreign ministry officials, said his talks in Ankara were very "positive" and that there was "no hostility" on either side. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
July 20, 2018 - 11:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with...
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In this July 16, 20198, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to Washington in the fall. That's the latest update Thursday from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders following Trump's meeting with Putin earlier this week in Finland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 20, 2018 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Putin's ambassador to the U.S. said Moscow is open to discussing such a meeting, even as...
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A TV screen shows a blurred photo of North Korean restaurant workers in China, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Kore, Friday, July 20, 2018. North Korea said that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years. The signs read: "The two Koreas agreed to hold a reunion of Korean families." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 20, 2018 - 8:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years. The 2016 arrival of a group of 12 female employees from a North Korean...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is surrounded by photographers at the beginning of her annual summer press conference at the Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 20, 2018 - 6:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the meeting earlier this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:25 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that meetings between U.S. and Russian presidents should become "normal" again. Merkel's comments...
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President Donald Trump departs after signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2018 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting...
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