International relations

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, right is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, second right upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
July 15, 2018 - 1:40 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart,...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump answer questions during a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain's impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate. A bemused May turned him down. But the exchange was the...
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A woman shows a poster as she attends a rally against the policy of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in central Helsinki, Sunday, July 15, 2018. President Trump and President Putin will meet in Finland's capital on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 15, 2018 - 8:51 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Some 1,500 people are protesting in Helsinki to promote human and sexual rights, democracy and environmental issues ahead of Monday's summit in the Finnish capital between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The demonstrators marched through central Helsinki on Sunday into Senate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into their meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve: (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 15, 2018 - 5:01 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia's steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody's guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday's...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves to protesters while he plays golf at Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Trump is spending the weekend at his sea-side Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where aides had said he would be busy preparing for his Monday summit in Helsinki, Finland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil...
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U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Trump is spending the weekend at his sea-side Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where aides had said he would be busy preparing for his Monday summit in Helsinki, Finland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 14, 2018 - 9:03 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Scotland (all times local): 4 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat says President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin should meet as planned on Monday despite new charges that 12 Russian intelligence officers hacked into Democratic...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
July 14, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang. Trump’s persistence in pursuing a bromance with Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. While Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, the rest of the executive branch remains highly critical and deeply suspicious of the Russian president and Kremlin intentions (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, file)
July 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his executive branch...
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Samuli Huuhtanen, CEO of Finnish beer brewery Rock Paper Scissors displays a beer bottle labeled with cartoon caricatures depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Donald Trump, during an interview with the Associated Press in Helsinki, Saturday, July 14, 2018. A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the July 16 Helsinki summit by a limited-edition lager beer depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label with a text urging Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to settle things "like adults". (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 14, 2018 - 4:22 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump seems of two minds about nuclear weapons. He has mused about their elimination. But he also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." How these seemingly competing instincts will play out in his Helsinki talks with Putin on July 16, 2018, could profoundly affect the direction of U.S. defense policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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