International relations

FILE - In this June. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea has warned on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 03, 2018 - 7:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday evening said North Korea could bring back...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp participates in a debate in Atlanta. Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the final days of a Georgia governor's race that's rife with charges and countercharges of attempted voter fraud and attempted voter suppression. In a letter Carter asked Republican nominee Kemp to resign from his post as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 02, 2018 - 10:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats and voting rights groups in Georgia are staging massive voter protection operations. They say it is needed because the state's chief elections officer, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has a history of suppressing votes and can't impartially...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 02, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import oil from the Islamic Republic without penalty. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran's...
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These two undated photos provided by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) show sisters Rotana, left, and Tala Farea, whose fully clothed bodies, bound together with tape and facing each other, were discovered on on the banks of New York City's Hudson River waterfront on Oct. 24, 2018. The Farea sisters from Saudia Arabia, Rotana, 22 and Tala, 16, had been living in Fairfax, Virgina and were reported missing in August. Their mother told detectives the day before the bodies were discovered, she received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (NYPD via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two immigrant sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies washed up on the New York City waterfront, bound together with duct tape, had told people that they would rather harm themselves than go back to their home country, investigators said Friday. The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and...
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November 02, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has for a second time called off a planned trip to Colombia. The White House said Friday that Trump's schedule "will not allow him" to visit the South American ally later this year. It did not specify what the scheduling problem was. Trump had been scheduled...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, listens to Technology Minister Mustafa Varank at a defence technology development meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Turkey's state-run news agency says the Turkish military has shelled positions held by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters across the border east of the Euphrates River in Syria, killing four Kurdish fighters and wounding six others. The attack came a day after Erdogan said Turkey has finalized plans for a "comprehensive and effective" operation to drive out Kurdish militia from the region.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
November 02, 2018 - 4:40 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had the responsibility to "reveal the puppet masters" behind the slaying. In an...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry set to take effect on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, as it grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment. The oil sanctions will target the country’s largest source of revenue in the most punishing action taken since the Trump administration withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement in May. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP, File)
November 02, 2018 - 3:53 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry next week, as it grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment. The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of President Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump, shows what looks like a movie-style poster that takes creative inspiration from the TV series “Game of Thrones” to announce the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran. Trump tweeted a photo of himself with the words “Sanctions are Coming” Nov. 5. The U.S. sanctions on Iran had been lifted under a 2015 nuclear pact, but they are taking effect on Monday. (Donald J. Trump Twitter account via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The European Union, backed by France, Germany and Britain, says they "deeply regret" the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. In a joint statement Friday, they...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Britain's Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab addresses delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, central England. Britain's Brexit chief has met politicians from both sides of Northern Ireland's political divide in efforts to solve a problem over the Irish border that is frustrating divorce talks between the U.K. and the European Union. There was little sign of a breakthrough after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab met Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 with the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)
November 02, 2018 - 2:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit chief met politicians from both sides of Northern Ireland's political divide Friday, but there was little sign of a breakthrough on the Irish border impasse that is frustrating divorce talks between the U.K. and the European Union. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab met...
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November 02, 2018 - 12:45 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers scaled down protests at the territory's border fence with Israel as Egypt stepped up efforts to restore calm, making Friday the quietest day of months of deadly confrontations. Only a few thousand Palestinians rallied at the frontier. Israeli gunfire...
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