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Columns of black smoke billow from the last small piece of territory held by Islamic State militants as U.S. backed fighters pounded the area with artillery fire and occasional airstrikes in Baghouz, Syria, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrea Rosa)
March 03, 2019 - 3:54 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are desperately fighting to hang on to the last tiny piece of territory they hold on the riverside in eastern Syria, deploying snipers, guided missiles and surprise tunnel attacks. The resistance prompted a fierce pounding Sunday by the U.S-led...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo specialist team members in military protective suits during Novichok nerve agent clean-up operations in Salisbury, England. British authorities have announce Friday March 1, 2019, that the year-long military cleanup of Salisbury is complete, where a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with Novichok.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
March 01, 2019 - 10:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks after his talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov during a news conference, at the Council of Ministers headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo)
March 01, 2019 - 6:13 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 01, 2019 - 2:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon's comments during a nationally televised speech...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, from summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 28, 2019 - 11:10 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump framed the breakdown of his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as wisely knowing when "to walk." But the stunning collapse revealed the limits of his unique brand of personal diplomacy and raised concerns about future efforts to disarm a...
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President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 10:26 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump, who returned to...
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President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 7:47 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Friday North Korea's state media says the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump helped deepen "mutual respect and trust"...
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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 12:52 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Friday North Korea is disputing President Donald Trump's account of why the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon)...
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President Donald Trump speaks as Sec of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a news conference after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 9:14 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, top center, watches the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on TV screen before the start of a weekly Cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Moon's office said he expects to speak with Trump on the phone on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, after Trump's meeting with Kim in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 5:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea described the breakdown of nuclear talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday as unfortunate, but expressed hope that the two countries can continue an active dialogue. The collapse of the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam is...
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