International relations

A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris recovered from near waters where a Lion Air passenger jet is suspected to crash off, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 29, 2018 - 7:13 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia (all times local): 6 p.m. Australia's foreign affairs ministry says Australian government officials and contractors "have been instructed not to fly on Lion Air or their subsidiary airlines" following the crash of a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2013, file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. A year before federal prosecutors accused Butina of being a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Her university assignment called for her to gather information on the cyber defenses of U.S. non-profits that champion media freedom, human rights and similar causes. (AP Photo/File)
October 29, 2018 - 5:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Butina's college assignment called for her to gather...
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U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, shakes hands with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon during a meeting to discuss North Korea nuclear issues at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
October 28, 2018 - 11:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea has expressed confidence about achieving North Korea's nuclear disarmament. There are worries about the slow pace of nuclear diplomacy since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang earlier this month. Stephen Biegun...
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October 28, 2018 - 4:12 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania fatally shot a man in a gunbattle with officers Sunday during an annual event to celebrate Greece's entry in World War II against Italy, prompting a strong reaction from Athens. Konstantinos Kacifa, a 35-year-old dual Albanian-Greek citizen, first started...
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October 28, 2018 - 12:43 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish army shelled on Sunday positions held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, east of the Euphrates River, in a new spike in tension along the borders. Ankara considers the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia an extension of its own insurgent groups, which it...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question on the Department of Defense budget posture during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, Mattis said Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at an international conference in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 28, 2018 - 8:31 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he met with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister during an international conference and urged a full and complete investigation into the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Mattis told reporters traveling with him that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a "hongi" a traditional Maori welcome on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day 13 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 28, 2018 - 5:34 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday congratulated New Zealand on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and said that effort had paved the way for others around the world. "Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, pose for a photo at a hotel garden in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 3:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting...
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From left: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and France's President Emmanuel Macron pose for a photo during their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were gathering on Saturday for a talks about Syria. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 10:36 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were holding talks about Syria at a summit on Saturday, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of war. A key challenge is their divided opinions about Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question on the Department of Defense budget posture during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, Mattis said Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at an international conference in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 27, 2018 - 10:14 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East. Mattis never...
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