International relations

Ukrainians cross the border from Russia to Ukrainian side of the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. On a map, Chertkovo and Milove are one village, crossed by Friendship of Peoples Street which got its name under the Soviet Union and on the streets in both places, people speak a mix of Russian and Ukrainian without turning choice of language into a political statement. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 03, 2018 - 6:10 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion. The Kremlin dismissed the Ukrainian leader's statement as an "absurd"...
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Ban has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 03, 2018 - 1:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2018 - 12:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018, photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Moon says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 11:05 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international...
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Workers are about to clean a graffiti, center, reading "yellow jackets will triumph" on the Arc de Triomphe the day after a demonstration, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 02, 2018 - 10:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on French protests against higher taxes (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The chief of police in Paris has condemned protest-related rioting in the French capital as unprecedented and unacceptable violence. Police prefect Michel Delpuech said Sunday that fires were started at six...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, photo, specialist John O'Hara, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The new cease-fire in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord in the next three months, some experts say. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end, experts say. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord. "...
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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'climate first, politics second' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 02, 2018 - 8:11 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations' annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference...
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Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, participates in a traditional indigenous ceremony at the Zocalo, in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 02, 2018 - 7:19 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico's military for public security to address a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking before rows of generals at a sun-drenched...
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Tiffany Utterson, right, and her children, from left to right, Ella, 11, Ian, 10 and Owen, 8, place a wreath outside the gated community entrance to the home of George H.W. Bush Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 02, 2018 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda — a rare honor that will be bestowed on a man who earned the respect and admiration of many with his leadership, bravery...
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Ukrainian Valentina Boldyreva, left, tries to speak to her sister Raisa Yakovleva, center, who stands behind barbed wire on the Russian side of the Russia-Ukraine border as a Ukrainian border guard patrols an area in Milove town, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-storey house on an overcast and snowy December afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a three-meter barbed-wire fence separating Russia from Ukraine and separating these sisters from each other. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CHERTKOVO, Russia/ MILOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Boldyreva stepped out of her two-story house on an overcast and snowy Sunday afternoon to say hello to her 76-year-old sister who lives on the other side of Friendship of People's Street, a tall barbed-wire fence separating them. "You see my...
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