International relations

This image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017. The interrogation of the Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks may be admitted at his trial next month, a federal judge ruled April 8, 2019. U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper rejected defense attorneys’ claims that al-Imam had been suffering from mental trauma and seasickness in the days after his 2017 abduction in Libya. Al-Imam is scheduled to stand trial in May 2019 in Washington on murder and terrorism charges. (FBI via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The interrogation of a Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was conducted lawfully and may be admitted at his trial next month, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Monday rejected defense attorneys'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk, second left, as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looks on during a meeting in Brussels. EU leaders will confront British Prime Minister Theresa May for the second time in three weeks on her government’s plans at an emergency Brexit summit on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and such gatherings aren’t getting any friendlier. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
April 09, 2019 - 2:17 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Tough-guy France softened its stance Tuesday and showed willingness to accept yet another delay in the long-awaited Brexit, diminishing the chances that Britain would crash out of the European Union this week without any future plan. But British Prime Minister Theresa May still has...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a Russian solder stands guard as Pansyr-S1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, Russia. Russia has made reaffirming its military presence in the Arctic the top priority amid an intensifying international rivalry over the region that is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov)
April 09, 2019 - 12:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg...
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China's Premier Li Keqiang, left, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU-China summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 09, 2019 - 11:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward "substantially improved market access, the elimination of discriminatory requirements and practices affecting foreign investors." EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has...
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, right, casts his vote with his wife Revital Gantz left, and former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz during Israel's parliamentary elections in Rosh Haayin, Israel, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 09, 2019 - 2:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on Tuesday but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief, Benny Gantz, who has positioned himself as the country's savior. The...
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally to his supporters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 09, 2019 - 1:49 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — It's a crowded field in Israel's elections as over 40 parties are slugging it out on Tuesday for seats in the country's parliament. There is the right-wing flagship, centrist newcomers, ultra-Orthodox parties, Arab parties and fringe movements. But only a handful will win the...
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April 08, 2019 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United...
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FILE - In this Feb, 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a "foreign terrorist organization." It's an unprecedented move that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Mideast and elsewhere. U.S. officials say an announcement is expected Monday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 08, 2019 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in...
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A U.S. amphibious hovercraft prepares to depart with evacuees from Janzur, west of Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, April 7, 2019. The United States says it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to deteriorating security conditions. The pullout comes as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias. A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years helping local forces combat Islamic State and al-Qaida militants and protecting diplomatic facilities. (AP Photo/Mohammed Omar Aburas)
April 08, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated on Monday as the death toll from days of fighting rose to at least 51, including both combatants and civilians, and the city's only functioning airport said it was hit by an airstrike. The self-styled Libyan...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Iran's Revolutionary Guard troops march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps a “foreign terrorist organization” in an unprecedented move that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy. U.S. Officials say an announcement could come as early as Monday, April 8, 2019, following a months-long escalation in the administration’s rhetoric against Iran. The move would be the first such designation by any U.S. administration of an entire foreign government entity. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
April 08, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's stance on Iran (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Iran's Supreme National Security Council says it has designated the United States Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as terrorist and labeled the U.S. as a "supporter of...
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