International relations

In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, photo, women take souvenir photos with soft toys on display at an arcade games shop in Beijing. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington escalates. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter's 6.8 percent, the government...
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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 16, 2018 - 12:28 am
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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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 11:52 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with...
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 3:15 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with "low expectations." On the way to meet with a leader who has...
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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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