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Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades, right, and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin talk, during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential palace in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Rivlin is in Cyprus for a one-day official visit for talks. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 12, 2019 - 8:15 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Israel's president on Tuesday hailed his country's flourishing ties with Cyprus, saying that cooperation between the two neighbors on intelligence, security and terror prevention has made the eastern Mediterranean "much, much safer." "Security ties between our two countries...
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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 10, 2019 - 8:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 11:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — France and Germany have buried their differences on new European rules that could complicate plans for a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. After last-minute negotiations Friday between the two European Union powerhouses, ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-...
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FILE - In this June 28, 1978, file photo, New York Gov Hugh Carey points to an artists' conception of the new New York Hyatt Hotel/Convention facility that will be build on the site of the former Commordore Hotel in New York. Now called the Grand Hyatt New York, the building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. From left are: Donald Trump; New York Mayor Mayor Ed Koch; Carey; and Robert T. Dormer, executive vice president of the Urban Development Corp. (AP Photo)
February 08, 2019 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell's money have agreed to buy the Grand...
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FILE - In this undated file photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. U.S President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 during his State of the Union address that he intends to meet Kim on Feb. 27-28, 2019 in Vietnam, saying that although much work remains to be done toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, his relationship with Kim is a good one. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with the North Korean leader (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is dismissing as "a real eye-roller" President Donald Trump's assertion that if anyone else had been elected president the U.S...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands prior to their meeting on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump used his biggest stage of the year to announce he will hold his second summit with Kim. Trump announced during his State of the Union address that he intends to meet Kim on Feb. 27-28, 2019 in Vietnam, saying that although much work remains to be done toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, his relationship with Kim is a good one. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:31 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Governments across Asia on Wednesday expressed hope that a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam will produce concrete results that will lead to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump announced in...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 06, 2019 - 12:09 am
Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as delivered and provided by CQ: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans. We meet tonight in a moment of unlimited potential as we begin a new Congress, I...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, a Chinese construction worker stands on land that was reclaimed from the Indian Ocean for the Colombo Port City project, initiated as part of China's ambitious One Belt One Road initiative, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry spokesman M.R. Hasan said Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, that he's waiting to hear whether terms of a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy for the highway project have been approved. President Maithripala Sirisena's government had criticized the previous administration of strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa for leading the country into a Chinese debt trap. However, the government has turned to China to help relieve economic pressures. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
February 02, 2019 - 2:47 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year...
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Elephant seals and their pups occupy Drakes Beach, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday. Rangers and volunteer docents will lead small groups of visitors starting Saturday to the edge of a parking lot so they can safely see the elephant seals and their newborn pups, said park spokesman John Dell'Osso. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 01, 2019 - 8:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. A published report citing a federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project. Tuesday's Chicago Sun-Times' report on Madigan suggests a federal investigation may cast a wider net than first thought after it led to a charge earlier this month against another Chicago alderman, Ed Burke. A Madigan lawyer denied any wrongdoing and said they have no indication Madigan is under investigation. (Justin Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago newspaper reported Tuesday that a lengthy federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project and the possibility of its Chinese developer becoming a client of the speaker's private law firm...
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