International relations

March 18, 2019 - 10:06 am
ROME (AP) — U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The U.S. State Department says Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, will hold talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and other Russian officials on Monday and...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 18, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday as investors continued to watch for signs the U.S. and China could be making progress on critical negotiations aimed at resolving a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 18, 2019 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. China says on Monday, March 18, 2019 it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in the traditionally Islamic region of Xinjiang since 2014 and broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs." The figures were included in a government report on the situation in the restive northwestern territory that seeks to respond to growing criticism over the internment of an estimated 1 million members of the Uighur and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 18, 2019 - 6:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic...
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In this image made from a video, a woman who Australia's Nine Network television says is a grandmother of Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the Australian man accused of carrying out the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques, is interviewed in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Sunday, March 17, 2019. The woman, identified as Marie Fitzgerald, says, "It's just so much for everything to take in that somebody in our family would do anything like this." (CHANNEL 9 via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 9:44 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10 a.m. The organizers of New Zealand's largest gun show say they have canceled the event to show respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre and because of "elevated security...
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Syrians hold placards and a giant Syrian revolutionary flag as they chant slogans against the Syrian government during a sit-in marking the eighth anniversary of the Syrian civil war, in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said on Sunday that the country's constitution is a sovereign matter to be decided by the Syrians themselves without any foreign intervention. The comments by Walid al-Moallem were made during a meeting with the United Nations' special envoy to Syria...
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March 17, 2019 - 10:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry says a German freelance journalist freed in Venezuela months after he was jailed as a suspected spy is on his way home. A Caracas court ordered the conditional release of Billy Six on Friday. Six was ordered to report to the court every 15 days and not to...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at a rally in Valencia, Venezuela, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Large crowds gathered in the northern Venezuelan city to greet Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 16, 2019 - 6:22 pm
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the rivals held competing rallies in the capital of Caracas, a pattern which has unfolded repeatedly as both sides attempt to convey strength...
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A message card is placed at a collection of flowers left at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, in a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at two mosques that left dozens of people dead. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 16, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news...
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Pope Francis arrives for a audience with members of the confederation of the Italian cooperatives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, )
March 16, 2019 - 4:54 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador, in the latest scandal implicating the Holy See's diplomatic corps. The Vatican's U.N. mission said the visa status of its...
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In this March 15, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about border security in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump’s veto of a bipartisan congressional resolution rejecting his border emergency declaration is more than a milestone. It signals a new era of tenser relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2019 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government. Trump's agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year...
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