International relations

Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama poses for a photograph in overlooking Jerusalem, Monday, June 11, 2018. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support there for the Palestinians is strong. Staquf's presence has triggered angry reactions in Indonesian social media. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
June 11, 2018 - 3:32 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leader of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization is visiting Israel this week, braving angry protests at home in order to spread what he calls a message of interfaith compassion. Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, is in Israel as a guest of...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:55 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. Government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing along the western coast in recent weeks...
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Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert De Niro is apologizing to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president" a day after the actor launched an expletive at Donald Trump at the Tony awards. De Niro said Monday Trump's remarks about Canada are a "disgrace" and apologized to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and...
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CORRECTS NAME OF BOAT This undated photo released by by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" on Monday June 11, 2018 and posted on it's Twitter account, shows migrants about to board SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy and Malta dug in for a second day and refused to let the rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy's new anti-immigrant government. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 1:26 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the government's refusal to let a migrant ship dock — and Spain's offer to take it instead — marks a turning point in Europe's long migrant crisis. Deputy Premier Luigi...
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June 11, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia's military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five...
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Commuters read the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s arrival in Singapore ahead of his summit with President Donald Trump at a Pyongyang subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday June 11, 2018. The summit plan had received little coverage in North Korea in the months’ long lead-up, but was featured as the top story in the state run newspapers and television broadcasts a day ahead of the unprecedented meeting. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
June 11, 2018 - 7:14 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first big dose of news Monday that their leader Kim Jong Un had arrived in Singapore for what even the state-run media was calling a historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The news covered the front page of the ruling party's...
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In this Sunday, June 10, 2018, photo, tubs of kimchi-flavored ice cream are offered as an option at the dining area of the international media center in Singapore. The tiny city-state of Singapore is hosting its largest media contingent ever for Tuesday summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
June 11, 2018 - 7:03 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The tiny city-state of Singapore is hosting its largest media contingent ever for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They will be well fed, if nothing else. A sprawling 2,100 square-meter (23,000-square-foot) facility built for an annual...
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June 11, 2018 - 4:43 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has sought to clarify his position on Israel after being accused of threatening its destruction. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by the official IRNA news agency late Sunday as saying the Mideast conflict should be resolved through a popular referendum...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 11, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Monday before President Donald Trump planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and after his outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 11, 2018 - 1:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Donald Trump prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the American president's outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 22,834.41 while the Shanghai Composite...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, in Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settles in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump contends that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal." Trump...
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