International relations

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, left, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
November 01, 2018 - 3:47 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine, pledging to uphold anti-Russian sanctions for Russian actions in Ukraine. Speaking after Thursday's talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel said Germany would support extending the European Union' s...
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November 01, 2018 - 3:10 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Ground, air and naval units from five Arab nations are arriving in Egypt to join their Egyptian counterparts for war games, Egypt's military said, in the first sign that a military alliance proposed by Washington and dubbed the "Arab NATO" for its Middle East partners may be gaining...
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Karzai said Thursday that he sees a role for the Taliban in his country after the war -- in a future, peaceful Afghanistan. Karzai also said that five Taliban leaders who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “good individuals, good Afghans” who should have a role in peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 01, 2018 - 11:47 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who still wields considerable influence in today's Afghanistan despite being out of office for four years, said Thursday he welcomes the entry of five Taliban leaders who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgette Mosbacher stands next to an Unides States flag after receiving her credentials as new United States ambassador to Poland at the Belweder Palacein Warsaw, Poland. The new U.S. ambassador to Poland has made a promise to Poles that could be hard to keep - to lift the visa requirement on them for traveling to the United States. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, an appointee of President Donald Trump who took up her post in September, said in an interview Thursday, Nov. 1 on the private TVN24 broadcaster that she was committed to lifting the visa requirement by the end of next year. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 01, 2018 - 11:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Poland has made a promise to Poles that could be hard to keep — to lift the visa requirement they face to travel to the United States. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, an appointee of President Donald Trump who took up her post in September,...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on the government's 2019 budget proposal during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. President Moon said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in a speech to parliament that a second North...
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November 01, 2018 - 6:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine's political leadership in a largely symbolic gesture in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Ukraine soured after Russia pushed through a separatist vote in Crimea and annexed the...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is calling for a halt to the civil war in Yemen, including airstrikes by the Arab-led coalition supported by the United States. Pompeo is urging all parties to support U.N. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in what Pompeo says must be "substantive consultations" in November in a third country. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 31, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an apparent turning point in one of its hardest foreign policy challenges, the Trump administration is demanding a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called for a halt to hostilities...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, an environmental activist holds a sign with a message that reads in Portuguese: "Not him, because he does not care about defending nature," during a protest against presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil. On whether President-elect Bolsonaro decides to leave the Paris agreement will be a potential decision that will be closely watched. Brazil agreed to reduce greenhouse emissions by 37 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. For that to happen, it needs to increase biofuels as a part of its energy infrastructure and sharply reduce deforestation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
October 31, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has often expressed admiration for Donald Trump and appears poised to follow the U.S. president in a radical overhaul of his nation's foreign policy — a move that experts warn could ultimately isolate and hurt Brazil. Bolsonaro, who takes...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth. (DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and leader of the exercise James G. Foggo, pose together to take a selfie during a visit to the NATO-led military exercise in Trondheim, Norway, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, "We regret that...
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